Andrej Karpathy was a computer science PhD student at Stanford University in California, focusing on natural language processing and recurrent neural networks, which can model languages.He has mostly worked in academia, but he joined Tesla’s artificial intelligence group OpenAI last September as a research scientist.Most of Karpathy’s research focuses on image recognition and understanding.His Reddit username, badmephisto, is also the username for his YouTube channel dedicated to solving Rubik’s cubes.
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These are the top selfies in Karpathy’s study, taken from all over the internet. Using two million self portraits from the web, Stanford computer science graduate Andrej Karpathy trained an artificial neural network to sort out which selfies are good and which are bad. He used a network capable of processing 140 million different parameters and input millions of photos to get results. He concluded that “a good portion of the variability between what makes a good or bad selfie can be explained by the style of the image” and not just by the attractiveness of the person.
Tesla has hired deep learning and computer vision expert Andrej Karpathy in a key Autopilot role, Karpathy most recently held a role as a researcher at OpenAI, the artificial intelligence non-profit backed by Elon Musk. He has an extensive background in Ai-related fields, having completed a PhD at Stanford University in computer vision. Karpathy also created one of the original, and most respected deep learning courses taught at Stanford, and his dissertation work focused on creating a system by which a neural network could identify multiple discrete and specific items within an image, label them using natural language and report to a user. The dissertation also included developing a system that works in reverse, too, allowing for a model that can use descriptions from a user articulated in natural language (i.e. In his new role as Director of AI and Autopilot Vision, Karpathy will report to Musk directly, but he will also work closely in concert with Tesla’s Jim Keller, who previously led Tesla’s Autopilot hardware division but who now oversees both hardware and software for the automaker’s vehicle automated driver assistance features.
Keller, who joined the automaker two years ago and has a background in chip development, had his last day as a Tesla vice president on Tuesday, the company said in a statement. Keller will be joining Intel, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. Bannon had previously overseen Apple's A5 chip develop through to the A9 chip. Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s director of AI and Autopilot Vision, will have responsibility for Autopilot software.