Stages of Tesla FSD, Transforming from Teen driver to Perfect driving

Tesla FSD is changing radically with version 12.3 having three times the miles between interventions vs version 11. FSD 12.4.X could have 5-10 times the miles between interventions. New teen human drivers are three times more likely to have accidents than average human drivers. Removing the human driver completely to achieve robotaxi will involve government …

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Growing Size of AI Chips forces TSMC to Work on Tripling the Size of Wafers

TSMC (Taiwan semiconductor) has a major multi-year plan to create rectangular substrate (510 millimeters by 515 millimeters) with over triple the usable area of current round wafers. The rectangular shape means there would also be less unused area left over at the edges. this means less waste because of the rectangular shape and lower costs …

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Oakridge National Labs Demos Record 270 kilowatt Wireless Charging of Electric Cars

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have successfully demonstrated the first 270-kW wireless power transfer to a light-duty electric vehicle. The demonstration used a Porsche Taycan and was conducted in collaboration with Volkswagen Group of America using the ORNL-developed polyphase wireless charging system. As a light-duty passenger vehicle, the Porsche Taycan …

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Claude 3.5 Sonnet is the Best Performing AI Model

Claude 3.5 Sonnet is the best performing AI model according to the advanced Google Proof Q&A test. The concept of a “Google-proof” Q&A AI test and other benchmarks for evaluating higher-performing AI models are critical in measuring the capabilities and progress of artificial intelligence. These tests aim to assess AI’s ability to understand, reason, and …

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AI Models Are Undertrained by 100-1000 Times – AI Will Be Better With More Training Resources

The Chinchilla compute optimal point for an 8B (8 billion parameter) model would be train it for ~200B (billion) tokens. (if you were only interested to get the most “bang-for-the-buck” w.r.t. model performance at that size). So this is training ~75X beyond that point, which is unusual but personally, [Karpathy] thinks this is extremely welcome. …

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Status of AI Business Adoption

Dr Alan Thompson reports that OpenAI says 92% of Fortune 500 companies are subscribed to GPT, and the average spend by each organization has now hit US$18,000,000 per year. In 2023, the average spend across foundation model APIs, self-hosting, and fine-tuning models was $7M across the dozens of companies that megaVC Andressen Horowitz spoke to. …

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Tesla Expanding AI Data Centers to 500 Megawatts and AI Inference Will Be 1000s of Times Today by 2033

Elon Musk announced Tesla’s plans to expand its AI hardware capabilities, aiming to increase power and cooling capacity from 130MW to over 500MW within the next 18 months. The expansion will support a mix of Tesla’s own AI hardware and Nvidia/other chips, with a goal to have half of the AI compute building dedicated to …

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Jensen and Elon Both See Future with Billions of Humanoid Robots

Jensen Huang, Nvidia CEO, says humanoid robots will become as common as cars and there will be significant breakthroughs in robotics in the next 2-3 years. This would be about 2 billion humanoid robots. Elon Musk said he thinks there will be ten times as many humanoid robots in the future. This would be 20 …

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