Tesla will host the second Artificial Intelligence Day in August

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk said on Tuesday the electric carmaker would hold its second AI Day on August 19 as the company is likely to expand plans to refine its self-driving technology .

“The purpose of AI Day is to convince top AI/software/chip talent to join Tesla,” the billionaire said in a tweet.

The use of AI in self-driving cars has sparked debate over safety issues, but Musk has often argued that such vehicles are much safer than those driven by humans.

Tesla is developing software that allows its cars to be driven without human intervention or supervision, but its full self-driving system (FSD) currently requires human supervision and is not intended to operate without a driver behind the wheel.

The company held its first AI Day in August last year and a Battery Day in September 2020, where it talked about the future of battery technology.

“Tesla AI Day #2 August 19. So many great updates!” Musk said in a tweet.

Investors and analysts keep a close eye on technology-focused events where companies dig deeper into their plans and usually provide concrete updates on deployment goals and timelines.

(Reporting by Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)

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