Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk on Saturday envisioned a future where its robotaxis could participate in applications related to distributed computing like one utilized by Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence or SETI.

What Happened: The CEO was contemplating the integration of his ‘Grok‘ AI chatbot with its electric vehicles.

While not in driving, the fleet could be used to run inference for grok queries similar to how personal computers can be used in a distributed fashion while not being used for other purposes, Musk said, as confirmed in a later post.

“Provided our vehicle AI computer is able to run the model, Tesla will probably have the most amount of true usable inference compute on Earth,” Musk said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

Even in the future, when Tesla operates its robotaxis, they will be used only 1/3 of hours per week for ...

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