Tesla’s former head of artificial intelligence (AI) Andrej Karpathy has joined OpenAI, the research lab founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and other tech luminaries.
Karpathy announced his move on Twitter, saying he was “excited to join OpenAI as a Research Scientist!” He also said that he will be working with Ilya Sutskever, who is currently the Chief Scientist at OpenAI.
OpenAI is an AI research laboratory based in San Francisco that focuses on developing advanced technologies for artificial general intelligence (AGI). The company was founded in 2015 by Musk and several other tech leaders including Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel. Since then it has grown into one of the leading organizations researching AGI technology.
Karpathy joins OpenAI after spending four years at Tesla where he served as Director of AI and Autopilot Vision. During his time there he worked on various projects related to autonomous driving such as object detection algorithms for cameras used in self-driving cars. Prior to joining Tesla, Karpathy spent two years at Stanford University where he completed a PhD program focused on deep learning applied to computer vision problems.
At OpenAI Karpathy will be focusing on advancing AGI technology through machine learning techniques such as reinforcement learning and unsupervised representation learning methods like generative adversarial networks (GANs). In addition to this work, Karpathy will also help lead efforts towards building more efficient hardware architectures for training large-scale neural networks which are essential components of modern AI systems.
The addition of Karpthy marks another major milestone for OpenAi since its founding eight years ago; it now boasts some of the most renowned experts in both academia and industry when it comes to developing advanced AI technologies. With its new hire onboarded they can continue their mission towards creating powerful machines capable of performing complex tasks autonomously while still being able to learn from experience just like humans do today – something that could revolutionize many aspects our lives if successful achieved within the next decade or so..
In recent months we have seen increased interest from big companies investing heavily into AGI research due its potential applications across multiple industries ranging from healthcare all the way up manufacturing robotics – making this field one worth watching closely over coming years ahead! It’s clear that with Andrej’s expertise combined with team already assembled at openai they’re well positioned make significant progress towards achieving their ambitious goals set out back 2015 when first launched…