How to Watch, Live Stream Elon Musk's Speech at Tesla AI Day

On Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to host an artificial intelligence event titled "AI Day" to promote the electric car company and to potentially present new technology to the world.

The event is expected to start at 5 p.m. PDT or 8 p.m. EDT, and will be held at the Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto, California. An invitation to the event obtained by Electrek states that "This invite-only event will feature a keynote by Elon, hardware and software demos from Tesla engineers, test rides in Model S Plaid, and more. Attendees will be among the first to see our latest developments in supercomputing and neural network training. They will also get an inside look at what's next for AI at Tesla beyond our vehicle fleet."

The Verge reported on Wednesday that the event will be streamed on the company's website and on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the entire event will be live-streamed. It is currently unclear if the event will also be live-streamed on the Tesla YouTube channel, which can be found here.

In June, Musk first announced that he was "Looking at holding Tesla AI Day in about a month or so."

"Will go over progress with Tesla AI software & hardware, both training & inference. Purpose is recruiting," Musk wrote in a tweet.

On July 28, he then announced that the artificial intelligence event will take place on August 19.

Tesla AI Day August 19th

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 29, 2021

Shortly after, Musk responded to a tweet about the event and said that "Convincing the best AI talent to join Tesla is the sole goal," of the event.

Convincing the best AI talent to join Tesla is the sole goal

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 29, 2021

This is not the first time Musk and Tesla have held an event to preview new technology as he hosted an "Autonomy Day" in 2019 and a "Battery Day" in 2020.

During the 2019 "Autonomy Day," Musk offered some predictions about the future of electric and autonomous vehicles.

"We will have more than one million robotaxis on the road," Musk said during the 2019 event, according to The Verge. "A year from now, we'll have over a million cars with full self-driving, software... everything."

Tesla has yet to release a fully autonomous vehicle to the public but Musk recently released a Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software to numerous Tesla owners. The Tesla website notes that the FSD software is "not fully autonomous."

Musk spoke about how difficult it was to create a fully autonomous vehicle in a July tweet, despite his announcement in 2019.

"Generalized self-driving is a hard problem, as it requires solving a large part of real-world AI," Musk wrote in the tweet. "Didn't expect it to be so hard, but the difficulty is obvious in retrospect."

Haha, FSD 9 beta is shipping soon, I swear!

Generalized self-driving is a hard problem, as it requires solving a large part of real-world AI. Didn’t expect it to be so hard, but the difficulty is obvious in retrospect.

Nothing has more degrees of freedom than reality.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 3, 2021

While the upcoming event is likely to unveil new technology in the artificial intelligence world, Tesla has faced backlash from some recently after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced an investigation into the electric car company's FSD technology.

The investigation came after numerous accidents involving Tesla's that were using driver-assist software.

Newsweek reached out to Tesla for further comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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On Thursday, August 19, 2021, Tesla CEO Elon Musk will host an artificial intelligence event called, "AI Day." Above, Musk talks during a tour of the plant of the future foundry of the Tesla Gigafactory on August 13, 2021 in Grünheide near Berlin, Germany. Pool/Getty