Tesla’s Director of AI is leaving the company

Tesla Director of AI Andrei Karpathy is stepping down from his role at the company and from leading the Autopilot program. “It has been a great pleasure to help Tesla achieve its goals over the past 5 years and it was a difficult decision to part ways,” Karpathy announced via Twitter on Wednesday, having just returned from a four-month sabbatical.

The news follows guesses, then confirmations, that Tesla would reduce its workforce by as much as 10 percent. The company has already laid off more than 200 employees from its Autopilot division and permanently closed its San Mateo offices. Musk has previously hinted that he would pack up and leave Silicon Valley, where Tesla was founded, for the sun-kissed shores of central Texas. The company moved its headquarters from California to Austin last October and has heavily concentrated its new manufacturing capabilities there.

Before becoming Senior Director of AI at Tesla, Karpathy was a research scientist at OpenAI’s deep learning program with a focus on computer vision and generative modeling. before the, he was part of Fei-Fei Li’s research team at Stanford for his PhD. Karpathy has “no concrete plans” for the future yet, but would like to “spend more time reconsidering my longstanding passions for technical work in AI, open source and education,” he noted in a subsequent tweet.

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