In a recent exclusive interview following Tesla’s 2023 Annual Shareholder Meeting, CEO Elon Musk revealed intriguing details about the artificial intelligence (AI) powering Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) technology. Drawing inspiration from the rise of ChatGPT, Musk expressed his belief that FSD has the potential to capture the public’s imagination in a similar way.
During the interview, conducted by CNBC, Musk discussed various topics, focusing on Tesla’s FSD capabilities and AI advancements. He confidently stated that he expects Tesla’s FSD system to have its own “ChatGPT moment” in the near future, possibly as early as this year or no later than next year.
While Musk’s promises regarding FSD have faced delays in the past, he remains steadfast in his belief that the technology will eventually become a reality. Over the years, Tesla has accumulated a vast amount of autonomous driving data through the FSD beta program, with its cars collectively covering approximately 200 million miles since the beta’s initial rollout in March 2021.
During the recent shareholder meeting, Musk also shared updates on the progress of the FSD beta. He emphasized the potential impact of Tesla’s advancements in real-world AI, also known as artificial general intelligence (AGI), through Full Self-Driving. Musk’s vision extends beyond self-driving cars to include the revolutionary Tesla Bot, which could bring about groundbreaking changes in robotics and automation.
Tesla’s continuous accumulation of data and relentless pursuit of FSD development indicate the company’s determination to deliver on its promises. The forthcoming “ChatGPT moment” referred to by Musk could be a turning point, potentially capturing the public’s attention and catapulting Tesla’s FSD technology into the mainstream.
While it remains to be seen when exactly this moment will occur, one thing is certain: Tesla’s innovative strides in autonomous driving and AI continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the automotive industry. As Tesla marches forward with its FSD ambitions, the world eagerly awaits the realization of Musk’s vision for a future of truly self-driving vehicles.