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Discussion in 'Tesla' started by NerdUno, Jan 12, 2017.
Fanboys can stop reading here.
Tesla's Apple Hire Means Trouble | MarketOnChart
It would be a problem if you can't hire.
I don't see how hiring is a problem.
"Disclosure: I am/we are short TSLA."
That says it all.
That article is from one of the Seeking Lies trolls..
My only concern, at least from the information I've been able to read from various sources so far, is that the new guy is the author of Apple's programming language Swift. Swift is great for writing Apple apps (apparently). However, being able to write/develop a programming language does not exactly translate into being a expert at writing AI software for autonomous vehicles. While developing Swift speaks of his obvious smarts and programming skills, I would think being very familiar with AI programming, etc., especially for autonomous vehicles might be rather important. Perhaps he already has done lots of AI work and it's just not well known. My < $.02.
TLSA in general has massive short interest. It could have a major short squeeze at some point and really melt up if a catalyst came along to nuke all those short sellers.
Prior to Apple's Chris Lattner, this position was held by SpaceX's Jinnah Hosein, SpaceX’s Vice President of Software.
How come there was no concerns about Hosein's AI ability?
Chris also invented LLVM which is used everywhere to build language compilers, shader compilers and JIT engines. I use it heavily for my software to build optimized SIMD vector kernels for x86 processors. Having an optimized compiler for DrivePX might come in handy.
I wouldn't be so concerned; he's being hired to lead the team, not to pull an oar. Swift (from my fairly minimal use of it) is an extremely clever and elegant language. If he can manage a team to produce Swift, I feel pretty good about autopilot.
Cool. Thanks for the additional info as well as @sandpiper. Maybe he could sneak Apple CarPlay in without too much effort too...