Elon Musk: Indian-born Ashok Elluswamy was the first employee to be hired for Tesla’s Autopilot team, says Musk

Tesla Founder and CEO Elon Musk, who uses social media to recruit people, has revealed Indian-born Ashok Elluswamy was the first employee to be hired for his electric vehicle company’s Autopilot team. .

“Ashok was the first person recruited from my tweet saying Tesla is starting an Autopilot team!” Musk said in a tweet in response to a video of his interview.

He said that Ashok is actually the head of autopilot engineering.

“Andrej is the Director of AI; people often give me too much credit and Andrej too much credit. The Tesla Autopilot AI team is extremely talented. Some of the smartest people in the world,” he said. declared.

Prior to joining Tesla, Elluswamy was associated with the Volkswagen Electronic Research Lab and the WABCO Vehicle Control System.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Guindy College of Engineering, Chennai and a Master’s degree in Robotic Systems Development from Carnegie Mellon University.

Musk recently tweeted that Tesla is looking for die-hard artificial intelligence (AI) engineers who care about solving problems that directly affect people’s lives in major ways.

Applying was simple, interested candidates had to fill in fields such as name, email, outstanding work done in software, hardware or AI and submit their CV in PDF format.

Musk is the richest person in the world, according to Forbes, with a net worth of around $282 billion, most of it in Tesla stock.

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