Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk wants to cut around 10% of jobs at the electric car maker over a “super bad feeling” about the economy, according to an email seen by Reuters. This email comes two days after the manager threatened in another email to fire all Tesla workers who do not spend a minimum of 40 hours a week in the office. “Everyone at Tesla must spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week,” Musk stressed. Otherwise, the employer assured that the company will assume that the worker in question has resigned.

The CEO assured that the more ‘senior’ the position, the more visible the presence in the office should be. This aligns with a previous ’email’ sent to company executives, which required them to work from Tesla’s main headquarters, and not in “remote” subsidiaries.


On the other hand, Musk has announced on Twitter that he has postponed his AI Day event from August 19 to September 30 because he hopes to have a prototype of Optimus, his humanoid robot, by then. “Tesla Artificial Intelligence Day is pushed back to September 30, as we may have a working Optimus prototype by then,” he tweeted.

In the last edition of AI Day, Musk announced the Tesla Bot, a bipedal device for “general use”, and which is intended to carry out “unsafe, repetitive or boring” tasks currently performed by humans. This robot uses some of the Artificial Intelligence technologies of the cars of him like the autopilot. In addition, it will use elements from his vehicles such as autopilot cameras in his head, and a central computer inside his torso with Tesla’s navigation software.

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