Fully generalized, unsupervised self-driving isn't there yet according to Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk.
A major part of the full AI has to be solved for unsupervised, generalized self-driving work, as the entire road system is designed with biological imagers for optical neural nets, Musk tweeted Thursday.
Although self-driving technology has made great progress, Musk disclosed in a recent earnings call with investors that it is one of the technical problems that have potentially ever existed.
To solve it, we need to solve a pretty major part of real-world artificial intelligence, he said.
He said the Road System is designed for a neural net computer and that the entire Road System is designed for vision with a neural net computer, which is because it is built for eyes in the brain.
When it works, he said, it will be better than the best human because it's like to have eight cameras, it's like having two eyes in the back of the head, with three different focal distances looking forward.
It is about developing a system that has very good eyes that can see in all directions.
If a clear vision solution is not already adopted, there is no question that we can produce a car that's significantly safer than the average person, he said.
Although it's not an easy task, Musk claimed that Tesla is well equipped to handle the challenge as the company is developing one of the strongest AI software and hardware teams in the world.
We have built the team from scratch and we have been developing what we think is probably the most advanced real world AI in the world, Musk said.Sure, we seem to be able to drive things with full self-driving that others can't.
The company is already helping to make the self-driving technologies more reliant on vision-based sensors.
In a recent filing to the SEC, the electric car company said that it is currently developing new self-driving and drive-assist technologies to depend on alternative sensors, unlike conventional technologies in development that require another redundant sensor platform.
However, there is no guarantee that incremental changes in the prior equipment we have installed in our vehicles over time will not result in initial functional differences from previous iterations or will function as expected in the timeframe we anticipate, or at all, the filing read.