Tesla Loses Key AI Leader: How Elon Musk Reacted
Tesla Inc. TSLA senior director of artificial intelligence, Andrej Karpathy, resigned. CEO Elon Musk said it was an “honor” to work with the deep learning and computer vision expert.
What happened: Musk thanked Karpathy for his five-year stint at Tesla on Wednesday. He tweeted: “Thank you for everything you have done for Tesla! It was an honor to work with you.
Thank you for everything you have done for Tesla! It was an honor to work with you.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 13, 2022
Karpathy said it was a “great pleasure” to help the Musk-led automaker achieve its goals over the past half-decade. He noted that during his time, Tesla’s Autopilot “shifted from lane-keeping to city streets.”
“I don’t have any concrete plans for what’s next, but I’m looking to spend more time revisiting my long-term passions around technical work in AI, open source, and education,” Karpathy said. on Twitter.
I don’t have any concrete plans for what’s next, but I’m looking to spend more time revisiting my long-term passions around technical work in AI, open source, and education.
—Andrej Karpathy (@karpathy) July 13, 2022
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Why is this important: Earlier this month, Musk said Karpathy was on a four-month sabbatical while answering a question on Twitter.
Toronto’s streetcars are not yet well managed by the FSD. Besides, @karpathy is on a sabbatical for about 4 months.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 27, 2022
At the time, Karpathy said he was taking time off to “rest and travel” after his long time with the company. He had hinted that he would return to the company.
Taking time to rest and travel after almost 5 years at Tesla. I’m excited to have some focused time to hone my technical edge and train neural networks! Although I already miss all the GPU/Dojo bots and clusters and can’t wait to have them close at hand again https://t.co/R2Yidw9Yma
—Andrej Karpathy (@karpathy) March 27, 2022
Price action: Shares of Tesla closed 1.7% higher at $711.12 in the regular session on Wednesday and fell nearly 1% to $704.05 in after-hours trading, according to Benzinga Pro data.
Benzinga’s opinion: Karpathy’s departure could be interpreted as a setback for Tesla’s self-driving and AI efforts. It is not yet known who will replace him or where he will go next.
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