Tesla (TSLA) Director of AI Andrej Karpathy is leaving the company

Andrej Karpathy has announced his departure from Tesla after 5 years.

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Tesla has had a major turnaround over the past decade, going from the brink of bankruptcy to one of the biggest companies in the world. That massive change is greatly thanks to an arsenal of workers and the team of leadership at the EV manufacturer. A major name on that front is Andrej Karpathy, who has served as Tesla’s Director of AI for the past five years. That run will come to an end, as Karpathy has announced he will be leaving Tesla.

Andrej Karpathy announced that he would be leaving Tesla in a tweet from his personal Twitter account late this afternoon. In the statement, he looks back fondly at his time at the electric vehicle company.

In a subsequent Tweet, Karpathy clarifies that he doesn’t have a new gig lined up, and that his future is currently up in the air.

Karpathy neglected to detail the circumstances surrounding his departure. While there will certainly be plenty of speculation around the matter, that information will likely remain private. Tesla CEO Elon Musk replied to the announcement tweet. “Thanks for everything you have done for Tesla! It has been an honor working with you.”

Karpathy’s departure is a major one, and we’ll be watching to see how Tesla moves forward without him. On that note, you can always count on Shacknews for the latest Tesla news.

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    July 13, 2022 3:20 PM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Tesla (TSLA) Director of AI Andrej Karpathy is leaving the company

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      July 13, 2022 3:25 PM

      Oh no!

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      July 13, 2022 3:28 PM

      Not sure why he would stay after laying off 230 autopilot workers and closing San Mateo.

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      July 13, 2022 3:32 PM

      Robotaxis any day now

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      July 13, 2022 5:54 PM

      He’s been on leave for a few months now, so I’m not surprised. I do wonder how this went down.

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      July 13, 2022 5:59 PM

      I knew that self driving aspect was a scam.

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      July 13, 2022 7:54 PM

      A car told him to.

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      July 13, 2022 8:41 PM

      father in law just got a brand new X. the doors are cool. but otherwise it's pretty basic given the cost. it's like what, 3 times the price of a model 3? and it doesn't look any better on the inside. looks about the same

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        July 13, 2022 8:45 PM

        I bet the doors add so much to the cost

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        July 13, 2022 9:23 PM

        Besides being “cool” what are the benefits of gull wing back doors anyways?

        I imagine building them and the variety of maintenance issues they would have versus a regular swing door is large

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          July 13, 2022 9:27 PM

          They don't swing out far so I guess that's good in tight spots. Oh and getting in and out is really easy because part of the roof lifts up with the doors so you can kinda stand and walk out. Definitely not worth the maintenance I'm sure they will need though

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          July 13, 2022 10:48 PM

          It can fly

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            July 14, 2022 11:14 AM

            Give autopilot enough chances and it will probably try.

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          July 14, 2022 8:55 AM

          You just have your assistant make an appointment if there are issues and then you get a loaner. Lol.

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        July 14, 2022 6:52 AM

        Have you ever been in a model 3 lol

        The interior of the X is completely different than the 3.

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          July 14, 2022 8:35 AM

          Yes. It's just as bare bones with the landscape screen in the centre

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      July 13, 2022 10:52 PM

      Which will happen first? Tesla FSD full release, Star Citizen finished, or the sun explodes?

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        July 14, 2022 4:22 AM


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          July 14, 2022 6:34 AM

          Winds of Winter released

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        July 14, 2022 6:59 AM

        there is one unambiguous leader in the autonomous driving space and it's cruise, not telsa. For years elon has scammed thousands of customers with a promise he could never deliver on.. just like almost every other aspect of his businesses!

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