If you master Python and C/C++, then Tesla is waiting for you

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If you master Python and C/C++, then Tesla is waiting for you
If you master Python and C/C++, then Tesla is waiting for you

If you master Python and C/C++, then Tesla is waiting for you, or at least that’s the message Elon Musk has given recently.

Musk, the famous entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, went on Twitter a couple of days ago to basically look for people to join the team working on Tesla’s Autopilot system. The interesting thing about this search for new talent for the company is that it’s not relevant where or what those who apply for this opportunity have studied, as long as they have certain specific skills.

Those skills are directly related to handling three major programming languages: C/C++ and Python. With Tesla approaching a million cars connected to each other, they need to optimize their neural networks to the maximum for the training of the artificial intelligence needed for autonomous driving.

So if you’re reading this article and have mastered neural networks, you can join Tesla’s AI team even if you haven’t finished school

Tesla currently needs “tons of engineers” who are masters of C++/C to work on the vehicle control of their cars and the rest of the car. He also explained that his neural network is made in Python initially for fast iteration, and then the code is converted to C++/C/raw metal driver for speed issues.

“We are (obviously) also looking for world-class chip designers to join our team, based in both Palo Alto & Austin”

The best thing about this call, is that Elon Musk doesn’t care if the participants have a university degree or not, or at least that’s what he says. The important thing here is that those who want to work at Tesla must pass a hardcore programming test.

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The candidates with the most potential would be invited to a “party/hackathon” at one of the Musk’s houses to meet the rest of Tesla’s artificial intelligence and autopilot team.

In the race for the Tesla autonomous car is ahead, and with the promise of that million vehicles connected with the sensors and computing power needed to deliver massive data, Musk hopes to attract the world’s best developers to work on his AI team and eventually achieve his long-sought “total autonomous driving”.

A PhD is definitely not required. All that matters is a deep understanding of AI & ability to implement NNs in a way that is actually useful (latter point is what’s truly hard). Don’t care if you even graduated high school.

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