Elon Musk tweeted that he is hiring Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineers who are passionate about solving day-to-day problems through AI, and how he chose Ashok Elluswamy from India to work as an autopilot team director at his electric vehicle company.
Musk revealed Elluswamy was actually the first employee to be hired for Tesla’s Autopilot team, with Musk actually using Twitter to ask people to apply for the role back in 2015.
“I tweeted that Tesla is about to launch an auto pilot team. Through that tweet, Ashok was the first to be selected in the auto pilot team,” Musk said in his tweet, replying to a video of his interview, on twitter.
Musk said that Ashok is actually the head of Autopilot engineering.
“Andrej is director of AI; People often give me too much credit and give Andrej too much credit. The Tesla Autopilot AI team is extremely talented. Some of the smartest people in the world,” he said.
Before joining Tesla, Elluswamy was associated with Volkswagen Electronic Research Lab and WABCO Vehicle Control System.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai and a Master’s degree in Robotics System Development from Carnegie Mellon University.
Elon Musk is the wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, with a net worth of around USD 282 billion.
In a 2014 interview, Musk said he looked for “evidence of exceptional ability” in a potential employee, rather than a degree from a prestigious university.
Musk recently tweeted that Tesla is looking for hardcore Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineers who care about solving problems that directly affect people’s lives in a major way.
The job application was simple with interested candidates being asked to fill fields like name, email, exceptional work done in software, hardware or AI and drop their resume in the PDF format.
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