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Elon Musk Expresses Gratitude Towards Indian-Origin Engineer at Tesla’s Autopilot Team, Says ‘Without Him, We Would Just Be Another Car Firm’

New Delhi, June 9: Lauding the Indian-origin engineer Ashok Elluswamy, who was the first recruit of Tesla’s Autopilot team, Elon Musk on Sunday expressed gratitude towards him, saying that “without him and our awesome team, we would just be another car company looking for an autonomy supplier that does not exist”.

This comes after Elluswamy, in his detailed note, said that Musk has been the key driver of AI and autonomy at Tesla. “He has always pushed us to achieve great things, even when such ideas were seemingly impossible at the time,” it added. Elon Musk Thanks Ashok Elluswamy From Tesla AI/Autopilot for Writing About His Strong Leadership in Artificial Intelligence and EV Company, Says ‘Thanks Ashok’.

Elon Musk Thanks Indian-Origin Engineer Ashok Elluswamy:

Later, the tech billionaire quoted Elluswamy’s post on X and wrote, “Thanks Ashok! Ashok was the first person to join the Tesla AI/Autopilot team and ultimately rose to lead all AI/Autopilot software”. “Btw, I never suggested that he say anything and I had no idea he wrote this until I saw it 10 minutes ago,” he added.

Elluswamy, in his note, shared an instance that goes back to 2014, when “autopilot started on a ridiculously tiny computer”. “Back in 2014, Autopilot started on a ridiculously tiny computer that only had about 384 KB of memory and puny compute (didn’t even have native floating point arithmetic). He asked the engineering team to implement lane keeping, lane changing, longitudinal control for vehicles, curvature, etc,” the engineer wrote. “Many, even in the team, thought that the request was crazy. Elon Musk Encourages Users To Post Long-Form Articles on X, Create Space for Citizen Journalism.

Nonetheless, he never gave up and pushed the team to achieve this very difficult goal. In 2015, beyond all odds, Tesla shipped the world’s first Autopilot system. The second closest such product only came to market many years later,” he added.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 09, 2024 04:22 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website


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