Electrek noticed there's a new interview with Jim Keller on Lex Fridman’s AI podcast. In the interview, Keller talks fondly about Tesla's self-driving efforts. He points out that even though Elon Musk missed almost all previously set timelines, he's confident about Tesla's capability to solve self-driving.
However, Keller had an interesting comment to put the timeline misses into perspective:
“Progress disappoints in the short run, surprises in the long run.”
The engineer appeared fairly confident in Tesla and Musk’s data-based approach to self-driving and that they will solve the problem.
Musk’s latest timeline is achieving a full self-driving system by the end of the year with driver supervision and phase out driver supervision as safety improves over the next few years.