Oh man, before we even begin to speculate. Let’s speculate! Knowing Tesla: They already did electric cars, announced a humanoid physical bot assistant, and oh yeah– self-driving robo taxis. So what on God’s good green Earth could be the next big thing from Musk and the Tesla gang?
Not big fans of suspense here at Arizona New Times, here’s the low-down nitty-gritty, on the double.
Doesn’t ring a bell, does it? Well for the hardest of hardcore fanbois and fangals out there, it will. But that is the name for the supercomputer, powered by an AI model, that Tesla has begun developing and talking about a couple years back.
So what’s the update now that let’s us know that this is projected to be a multi-hundred billion dollar valuation for Tesla that potentially the market hasn’t priced in. That’s what the Motley Fool is saying about Dojo.
Soon, ya’ll, soon.
The big news is that it’s coming soon. That was the big announcement. And the other part of it is that it is expected to add massive valuation onto Tesla’s already mushrooming market cap.
The word on the street is that these things will be commercially available sometime in the next 30 days or so. That being around August 1, 2023 for those not in the mood for math.
So, wait. What is it again?
Dojo is Tesla’s own custom supercomputer, and it’s all about taking their self-driving technology to a whole new level. This bad boy is built from the ground up for AI machine learning, specifically for training their self-driving system using video data from their fleet of vehicles. Now, Tesla already has this mega-powerful supercomputer that uses NVIDIA GPUs, but hey, they wanted to step it up a notch. So, they went ahead and created their own custom-built computer using their very own chips and infrastructure. Talk about going all-in!
Now, why is this Dojo thing so important, you ask?
Well, my friend, it’s all about training those neural nets with video data. You see, computer vision technology is what makes self-driving possible, and Tesla needs to feed its system with a massive amount of real-world driving scenarios. That’s where Dojo comes in. It’s gonna give Tesla the capacity to train those neural nets like nobody’s business. And let me tell you, that’s critical for their self-driving efforts.
Tesla’s AI Day
Now, let’s rewind a bit. Last year, at Tesla’s AI Day, they unveiled Dojo, but they were still in the early stages. They had some chips and training tiles, but they were working on building the whole shebang, a complete Dojo cabinet and cluster, or as they call it, an “Exapod.” Fast forward to this year, and Tesla gave us an update. They showcased some progress, having a full system tray in place. But hey, we were all waiting for the big news, the moment Dojo goes into production.
And it all happens now
Their tweet from their brand new Tesla AI Twitter account says that Dojo is going into production next month, baby!
July is the month we’ve all been waiting for. But hold on, there’s more. Tesla plans to keep adding trays and cabinets to Dojo until it becomes one of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet by early 2024. And you know what? They’re aiming to surpass that by the end of next year. Talk about ambition!
Some of the doubters wanna speak too.
Now, here’s the thing. Some of us, including many quite vocal folks on the Twitters, haven’t been blown away by Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta. Many hope that Dojo does change the game and ramp up the current rate of improvement.
But hey, let’s not be Debbie Downers. I reckon Elon Musk himself is banking on Dojo to make it happen. He’s all about achieving true autonomy this year. So, if he’s convinced, who am I to argue? But personally, I think it’s gonna take some time before we see Tesla’s cars driving themselves without a hitch. But hey, let’s hope for the best and see what Dojo brings to the table. It’s gonna be one hell of a ride!
Written by: Tony Hardon for Arizona New Times: News for the People.