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Blog Tesla Hires Snap VP for Autopilot Team

Tesla has hired a Snap vice president of engineering to join its team working on Autopilot.

Stuart Bowers will fill a VP of Engineering spot with a focus on Autopilot a few months after Jim Keller left his role as VP of Autopilot. Bowers was working on monetization at Snap, but previously worked as a software engineer at Microsoft and on machine learning efforts at Facebook.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously said the company wouldn’t fill Keller’s role, but it seems they quickly found a fit with Bowers. He joins a team that includes Pete Bannon, a longtime colleague of Keller at Tesla and Apple, as well as Andrej Karpathy, a computer vision and deep learning expert who was previously hired from OpenAI.

News of Bowers hire was first reported by Cheddar.

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