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Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday to do some recruiting for the company’s artificial intelligence team. As part of a pitch to attract talent to the Autopilot team, Musk said he will host an AI “party/hackathon” at his house.
Tesla says the Autopilot team’s mission is to “develop and deploy autonomy at scale.”
“We believe that an approach based on advanced AI for vision and planning, supported by efficient use of inference hardware is the only way to achieve a general solution to full self-driving,” the company says on a recently-added Autopilot recruitment webpage.
Musk emphasized that the positions are open to a wide range of of candidates, as long as they have a “deep understanding” of AI.
The “party/hackathon” will take place in about four weeks, according to Musk. Invites will go out soon. He said it will be “super fun.”
Included in the string of recruiting highlights was an emphasis on Tesla’s ever-expanding dataset as more Tesla vehicles take to roads around the world. Musk also boasted about the company’s in-vehicle hardware and training supercomputer called “Dojo.”
Tesla also appealed to applicants interested in working on the company’s chip designed to power autonomy, as well as software developers.
“Educational background is irrelevant, but all must pass hardcore coding test,” Musk tweeted.
Musk said the AI team reports directly to him and they communicate almost every day.
“My actions, not just words, show how critically I view (benign) AI,” he tweeted.