What is Optimus?
Optimus is a humanoid robot developed by the electric car company Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk. Tesla and Musk have recently decided to divert focus from their cars to developing Optimus and its real world task completing abilities. As of now Tesla will not be unveiling any new car models any time soon. Musk believes that the development of AI is important, he even calls Tesla's " Robots on wheels". Musk believes since Tesla has already developed a large consumer base for its cars it's now time to work on other technologies such as Neurolink and Optimus.
What can Optimus do?
Optimus is a highly advanced AI that is capable of many tasks. While it is not capable of certain physical tasks such as performing flips or doing parkour like other robots, Optimuses brain power makes up for it. Optimus is designed for real life use and applications and is capable of learning new situations on the fly and adjusting for them. Instead of a more basic robot which follows code and performs tasks, Optimus's code allows it to explore and discover new things. Because of this Individual optimus robots may vary in capabilities as they learn things over time through experience. This feature makes Optimus very human-like, as they age they will become wiser and smarter. Compared to older AI Optimus is much more capable of things like emotion and empathy which may be necessary in certain jobs. Optimus Robots can also be taught to build other Optimus robots, this means after a few optimus robots have been built it is possible to have them continue to be produced with little human help. Humans supply the materials and the optimus's wil build themselves. Optimus can replace the need for humans doing many tasks such as carrying heavy objects, water plants and take place in dangerous jobs that humans don't want to do. Optimus will ultimately be available to the general public and carry a heavy price tag of $20000.
Will Optimus take over the world?
While Elon Musk claims to believe that his Optimus humanoids will outnumber humans there is little to fear. Although Optimus is an entirely self controlled Entity, humans still have overriding control of them. Optimus, although self learning, still has basic human written code which includes safety nets preventing Optimus from harming people or doing anything dangerous. As of right, AI taking over the world is not a serious threat as they aren't that advanced and widespread enough but in the coming years as AI continues to grow, it is something the human race should be wary of.