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A New Era of Humanoid Robots

In its recent meeting dedicated to artificial intelligence, Tesla made a bombshell announcement at the very end: next year they will present the prototype of a humanoid robot capable of executing tasks that are today done by humans. This announcement is the opening salvo of a new era of humanoid robots among us, and we …

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Elon Musk Is Jolting

What does it mean that Elon Musk is jolting? He understands that in order to reach the ambitious missions of his companies in time, exponential change is not enough anymore. To transition humanity to renewable energy before runaway climate change creates irreversible damage, Tesla must produce cars, solar systems, batteries, in such volumes, that it …

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Applying Elon Musk’s First Principles Thinking

What does it mean for Elon Musk to start from first principles? When does he address a given technological challenge? Can we take inspiration from the approach and apply it to other problem sets in front of us? Too rarely if ever people running established processes ask themselves: “If I went back to the drawing …

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Upgrading The World Via Software Defined Objects

The latest generation of objects in our world acquire new capabilities without having to be redesigned and manufactured from scratch. Instead, the features we didn’t know they could have are brought alive by improving the software layer that they all possess. This can be a way that our smartphone’s camera can shoot a 3D photo, …

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Efficiency and Resilience

The efficiency of a system is its ability to produce a certain amount of output per unit of input. Its resilience is its ability to withstand extreme variations in the conditions under which it must function. These two parameters are in a dynamic relationship, often requiring a tradeoff: maximizing the efficiency results in a brittle …

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Cars on the Tesla Network will generate $20K per year for ten years according to Elon Musk. Once Full Self Driving is available, it won’t make sense selling them to you. Also, what if the real Tesla products are not cars, or systems for solar energy generation and storage, but the Gigafactories themselves? Welcome to …

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