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Elon Musk has lofty goals for his company's planned humanoid AI robot product.

A rough prototype of the bot, which is called Optimus, made its official debut on Friday night at Tesla's annual AI Day by dancing and waving to a crowd.
But Elon Musk predicted that as the bot's technology improves, it could have widespread ramifications for all of civilization.
"The potential for Optimus is, I would say, appreciated by very few people," Musk said.
He went on to say that the current economy is limited by people and productivity, but that an AI bot like Tesla's could change the calculation.
If Tesla's Optimus could handle manual labor, "an economy becomes quasi-infinite," Musk predicted.
"This means a future of abundance. A future where there is no poverty, where you could have whatever you want in terms of products and services. It really is a fundamental transformation of civilization as we know it," he said.

Last year, when Musk unveiled plans for the bot, he said it would be designed to do "boring, repetitious" work.
While the AI robot appears to be in the extremely early stages, with Tesla's engineers debuting only a "rough prototype," Musk told the crowd he plans to make the robot at high volume and low cost as quickly as possible.

"Optimus is designed to be a very capable robot but made in very high volume, probably ultimately millions of units, and it is expected to cost much less than a car," Musk said.

"I would say probably less than $20,000 would be my guess."
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Look at that joke. Tottering around like a badly done animatronic at a haunted house. Elon pump and dump in full swing again I see.
Whoa, good one there. I put 'Six Flags called. They want their Michael Myers robot back' poll choice. Thanks, @MandatoryOutsidePossum (seriously, you allright)🍺
 

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It’s not a joke. Jokes are funny. This is a warning wrapped up in a lie by a megalomaniac. He claims altruism while developing tools for global domination by himself and other oligarchs. And they will succeed until the technology turns on them, too. Eat the rich will have a whole new meaning then. Tesla robots will kill people and in the long term AI will strip human labor of the ability to earn a living.
 

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Setting aside the dystopian futurism.. This is stupid, maybe they should spend that R&D on their core business (consumer vehicles) - you know, before the established automakers come in and eat their lunch when the first mover advantage starts to subside
 

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How can he be such a genius and so unoriginal in his naming proclivities?
 

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How can he be such a genius and so unoriginal in his naming proclivities?
It turns out he's not really very smart, at least that's the only conclusion I could come to after reading the hundreds of his text messages that were released by the Twitter lawsuit. Lots of really dumb stuff in there.

I suspect his success is primarily by leaning on engineers to fulfill his weird fantasies and using his family wealth to motivate them.
 
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