Elon Musk’s ambitions have no limits, especially with his last statement when he said that soon it’s going to be possible to upload human brain abilities into humanoid robots.
In an interview with Mathias Döpfner, the CEO of Axel Springer, he asked Musk about Optimus, the robot Tesla introduced in 2021.
“Could you imagine that one day we would be able to download our human brain capacity into an Optimus?” Döpfner asked.
“I think it is possible,” Musk answered.
Döpfner continued wondering, “Which would be a different way of eternal life because we would download our personalities into a bot.”
“Yes, we could download the things that we believe make ourselves so unique. Now, of course, if you’re not in that body anymore, that is definitely going to be a difference, but as far as preserving our memories, our personality, I think we could do that.” Musk said.
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This idea according to Tesla CEO isn’t weird because “We’ve already amplified our human brains massively with computers,” he said.
The 5 feet 8 inches tall Tesla Bot would use the same artificial intelligence systems that helped power Tesla’s vehicles.
“I think actually the most important product development we’re doing this year is actually the Optimus humanoid robot. This, I think, has the potential to be more significant than the vehicle business over time,” Musk said.
Based on Tesla’s planning, the prototype of Optimus will be ready by the end of the year. And the company will market it from 2023.
However, this robot won’t only be at Tesla’s factories, it’s going to perform repetitive tasks in the future.
“Optimus is a general-purpose, sort of worker-droid. The initial role must be in work that is repetitive, boring, or dangerous. Basically, work that people don’t want to do.” Musk said.