Recently, the famous electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla announced its Tesla Bot, the company’s primary aim through this product is to eradicate the notion of human labor and automate everything through technology, particularly the repetitive and basic tasks that people try to avoid.
Tesla Bot Can Overcome Human Labor Shortage
Regarding the present status of the Tesla Bot, CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, stated the following: “With the Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, I think we are creating the most advanced practical AI for navigating the real-world and you can also think of Tesla as the world’s biggest robot company – or semi-sentient robot company. The car is like a robot on 4-wheels. We can probably take that same technology and put in a humanoid robot – and have that robot be useful.”
“Essentially, to have the humanoid part, we need to develop some custom actuators and sensors – and essentially use the Tesla Full Self-Driving and Autopilot or generally speaking real-world navigation AI in the humanoid robot.”
There Are Not Enough People for the Job
In regards to the performance of the Tesla bot Musk further added, “It has the potential to be a general substitute for human labor over time. The foundation of the economy is labor. Capital equipment is essentially distilled human labor. I asked a friend of mine what should we optimize for and he said “gross profit per employee” – fully considered so you got to include the supply chain in that.”
“The fundamental constraint is human labor. There are not enough people. I can’t emphasize this enough. There are not enough people. I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low and rapidly declining birth rate.”