Tesla’s boss has made a bold prediction about the popularity of humanoid robots in future while also unveiling plans to ramp up electric car production.
Musk predicts AI-powered robots will outnumber humans
The planet will have as many humanoid robots as it does people in future, according to Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, who made the bold prediction at the company’s first investor event in Texas.
The tech giant also announced plans to open a fifth manufacturing plant in a bid to ramp up the supply of electric vehicles, just moments after revealing the company had passed its four million car milestone.
The announcement follows a challenging period for the brand in recent months, which saw its share price plummet and car prices cut, before it staged a modest comeback.
Mr Musk used Tesla’s first Investors Day to discuss efforts to accelerate the production of electric cars and to talk about its robotic project, Optimus, previously known as the Tesla Bot.