Elon Musk Is Hiring For Tesla And You Don’t Even Need A Degree
Elon Musk has said he's currently hiring over at Tesla - and believe it or not, he's not arsed about whether or not you have a PhD, university degree or even a high school diploma (the US equivalent to the UK's GCSE).
Musk is after some new recruits for the artificial intelligence team at Tesla, the electric car company he co-founded in 2003.
Taking to Twitter to advertise what would undoubtedly be the opportunity of a lifetime earlier this week, Musk wrote: "Join AI at Tesla! It reports directly to me & we meet/email/text almost every day. My actions, not just words, show how critically I view (benign) AI."
"At Tesla, using AI to solve self-driving isn't just icing on the cake, it the cake" - @lexfridman
Join AI at Tesla! It reports directly to me & we meet/email/text almost every day. My actions, not just words, show how critically I view (benign) AI.https://t.co/iF97zvYZRz
- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 2, 2020
Replying to a hopeful applicant on Twitter, Musk went on to explain that higher education wasn't essential.
"A PhD is definitely not required," the entrepreneur said.
"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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Advertising several other roles - including 'world-class chip designers', engineers, supervisors and support personnel - in a series of follow-up tweets, Musk promised all that mattered was a 'super hardcore work ethic, talent for building things, common sense and trustworthiness'.
"The rest we can train," he said.
This is mainly for staffing up 4 production shifts for 24/7 operations, but engineers, supervisors & support personnel are certainly needed too. A super hardcore work ethic, talent for building things, common sense & trustworthiness are required, the rest we can train.
- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2020
Musk went on to discuss the benefits of working at Tesla, including access to the 'custom 144 TOPS in-vehicle inference computer' and Tesla's training supercomputer called Dojo, which can 'process vast amounts of video training data & efficiently run hypersparce arrays with a vast number of parameters, plenty of memory & ultra-high bandwidth between cores'.
Erm, I don't know what ANY of that means, but it sounds impressive, right? Perhaps I'll just stick to the day job, but if you've got a bit more of a flair for artificial intelligence, maybe you should try your luck.
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