Given Tesla’s recent bullish tear, expansion will naturally follow. Though truth be told, expansion was always on the cards.
And for those of you looking to join without a degree or even a complete high school education – never fear. As Elon Musk recently confirmed over Twitter that the lack of either won’t exactly hold you back from being recruited to the Tesla artificial intelligence team.
“A PhD is definitely not required,” says Musk in his reply to a follower.
“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.”
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.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 2, 2020
Certainly an interesting proposition…
Securing such a position will not only mean being tasked with solving the self-driving dilemma but also reporting directly to Musk himself via meeting/email/text “almost every day”.
This position on education requirements is nothing new from Musk. In a 2014 interview with German automotive publication, Auto Bild, he stated the following:
Musk went on to state how he looks for evidence of “exceptional ability” and a “track record of exceptional achievement” which is likely to continue in the future, instead.
You heard the man – get those CVs ready and line up quick smart.