Elon Musk blows minds by revealing AI humanoid robot Optimus will be ready in months

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27 Jun 2022, 12:51

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Transformers: Elon Musk in disguise? The tech genius has told followers that his Artificial Intelligence (AI) humanoid robot named Optimus will be raring to go by September.

According to the New York Post, the Tesla CEO said that the prototype would be ready by the autumn.

Speaking during an interview at Qatar Economic Forum, the brainiac said: “Well, I hope that we will have an interesting prototype to show people.

“We have a very talented team at Tesla that I’m working with closely to have a prototype humanoid robot ready by the end of September.

“And I think we are tracking to that point.”

Musk had previously set his mind on introducing Optimus to the world in August during a Tesla AI day, but the big reveal has been pushed back to the end of September.

He said: “We have these sort of AI Day events to just emphasise that Tesla is a lot more than a car company and that we are, in my view, the leading real-world AI company that exists.”

According to CNET, the SpaceX CEO said last year that the robot 'would be able to complete tedious, repetitive tasks that no human wants to do and will upend our idea of what the economy is’.

He added: "It may be hard to imagine it, but as you see Optimus develop, and we will make sure it's safe, no Terminator stuff, it will transform the world to a degree even greater than the car."

Speaking on the Lex Fridman Podcast, Musk revealed how one day the AI could have its own character.

He shared: “It could develop a personality over time that is unique.

"It’s not like all the robots are the same.”

Musk added: “That personality could evolve to match the owner, or whatever you want to call it.”