New Tesla DOJO AI architecture

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I'm not qualified to evaluate the performance numbers in this video, but the number of innovations is impressive. I saw another source that speculates that Tesla may become like ARM, licensing this technology to other manufacturers, while it continues to improve it for their internal use.

Both the source of this advancement, and the business model I find surprising. Anyhow, the technical presentation in the video is very entertaining.



I also think that it is interesting to compare Tesla's and Waymo's approaches to self-driving cars. Tesla is using big data and AI. Tesla collects real-life experience data from every Tesla vehicle on the road. They use that as training data for neural nets. That's were the DOJO comes in.

Waymo seems to depend more on traditional man-made logic and less on AI.

Expert opinions differ about who is ahead, Tesla or Waymo. I think it is a very interesting horse race that may be a harbinger of things to come.
 
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Perhaps one can count the number of car crashes per vendor vs number of their cars on the road.
 
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Expert opinions differ about who is ahead, Tesla or Waymo. I think it is a very interesting horse race that may be a harbinger of things to come.
After reading about Waymo's stratagy, I find it pretty fascinating. The problem with training self driving cars is that they learn from experience as is the nature of neural networks. But while they are learning, they are more prone to error, which can be dangerous. They can set up isolated courses (like race tracks with obstacles and such things) and train them on those where risk is mitigated. And they can drive around cities with human oversight to take control in case of emergency. But it is crucial for AI self driving cars to be able to learn what to do in rare/unexpected cases. But those are too rare to find enough of in the wild to train effectively, and too numerous, varied, and complex to simulate with real life obstacle courses.

So essentially what Wayumo has done (not sure about Tesla) is they have created a 'Matrix' for AI cars. In the 'Matrix', they can generate events they know of as many times as they want, and can also generate variations of an event. So whenever they find a real world event they want to train on, they do just that, and train the cars on those events and their variations in the 'Matrix' (not much unlike how Neo was trained).

What's especially interesting to me, is that this is a pretty obviously good approach to training AI in general. For whatever reason, people seem to be obsessed with making AI general intelligence that mimics human intelligence. We also want the AI to care about the things we care about, and 'have humanity', and compassion, and look out for our interests. But a full general AI, would in theory have its own perspective learned through its own experiences. To truly make an AI intelligence that mimics a human intelligence and thinks like a human, with human values, the AI would potentially need to have human experiences, be treated like humans, think they are humans, and learn to identify and care about humans and their interests. Moreover, if we introduced such an AI into the real world, we probably don't want them being unpredictable, rebelling in their teenage years, and acting recklessly while they are still learning wisdom and maturing (not to mention the uncertainty about what we have actually created). And we probably want them to be 'good' human beings.

So ultimately, it would make the most sense, as with the self driving cars, to make a 'Matrix' simulating our world, in which AI agents train over and over to be 'good' humans.

Anyway, I think this is almost certainty something in store for the future, and would make a good scifi plot. Imagine you die, and suddenly you wake up as a robot. If you were a good AI, you go to heaven (get to live in the real world).
 
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But those are too rare to find enough of in the wild to train effectively, and too numerous, varied, and complex to simulate with real life obstacle courses.

So essentially what Wayumo has done (not sure about Tesla) is they have created a 'Matrix' for AI cars. In the 'Matrix', they can generate events they know of as many times as they want, and can also generate variations of an event.
I think you stated it well. The "Big Data" approach presumes that there are ample instances of all the important cases in the training data. That may be more true or less true in different applications.

I, for one, do not think that deep-learning-neural-networks is the final word on AI paradigms. But most popular press accounts of AI do exactly that, treating it as if it was the final word.
 
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