Elon Musk delivers virtual speech for WAIC
Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked about the future development of artificial intelligence technology during a virtual speech at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC), which opened in Shanghai today.
Musk said Tesla's China team has done impressive work and he looks forward to visiting the Shanghai factory as soon as possible.
"I am always amazed by how many smart and hardworking people that are in China and how much positive energy here is and that people are really excited about the future," Musk said during his speech at the conference.
Musk said that the US automaker is going to do original design and engineering in China for its autopilot function, an advanced driver-assistance system for Tesla.
In terms of full vehicle autonomy, Musk said he is confident that level five, or essentially complete autonomy, will happen. Musk said Tesla will have basic functionality for level-five autonomy complete this year.