Tesla’s AI director leaving company after 4-month sabbatical

A Tesla logo on a Model S is photographed inside of a Tesla dealership in New York, U.S., April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson//File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterSAN FRANCISCO, July 13 (Reuters) – Andrej Karpathy, a high-profile Tesla executive who played a key role in developing the electric car maker’s artificial intelligence and automated driving technology, said on Wednesday he is leaving the company.The departure of Karpathy, who provided no reason for leaving, comes at a critical time as Chief Executive Elon Musk races to achieve full self-driving capability this year, after missing earlier targets …
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