Slovak gets high-level job at Tesla

He will report directly to the company’s founder and head, Elon Musk.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo(Source: AP/TASR)

A Slovak expert will now teach the Tesla to drive. Andrej Karpathy will be responsible for artificial intelligence and image recognition for the Autopilot system installed in American electric cars, holding the position of Director of AI and Autopilot Vision, the Sme daily reported.

Karpathy will be working directly under Elon Musk, the founder and head of Tesla. He will also work closely with Jim Keller, who oversees Tesla’s Autopilot hardware and software division for the company’s vehicle automated driver assistance features, the TechCrunch.com website reported.

“I was born in Slovakia and my family moved to Toronto when I was 15,” Karpathy said in an earlier interview with Data Science Weekly.

Karpathy previously worked as a research scientist at OpenIA, a non-for-profit organisation sponsored by Musk. He completed his PhD in computer vision at Stanford University, where he demonstrated the ability to derive complex descriptions of images using a deep neural net, and has extensive knowledge of specialisations linked to artificial intelligence.

Karpathy previously interned at Google’s DeepMind, focusing on deep learning, and attended both the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto before that. His work and expertise should prove a big asset to Tesla’s work on the Autopilot, especially in the area of Tesla Vision, the computer vision system built by the company to support Autopilot and its future self-driving initiative, TechCrunch.com informed.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Theme: Automotive


This article is also related to other trending topics: Tesla

Top stories

Two men charged with murder of a young Serb in downtown Bratislava

The men have been detained in Hungary. Slovakia is now waiting for their extradition.

CCTV footage shows the three men suspected of the murder of a 22-year-old Serbian national in Bratislava on December 8, 2019

Tragedy in Prešov and bad news for Kočner from the U.S.

It’s less than three months before the general election and the chairmen of two major parties are facing criminal prosecution.

UPDATED: IPI and SAV slam Smer MP Blaha for attacks on female journalists

Ľuboš Blaha regularly attacks journalists on Facebook.

Smer MP Ľuboš Blaha

VW Slovakia extends production of e-car models

The Bratislava factory will manufacture the Škoda Karoq

Thee models of electric cars produced in the Bratislava plant of Volkswagen.