In other words, the best engineers are often not the best managers.Some companies also throw their top guys around into totally different responsibilities. Some top guys don't like that if they have a specialty. Making techs into C-Level/VP types sometimes works, sometimes not.
https://www.valuewalk.com/2017/08/swift-chris-lattner-joining-google-ai/In other words, the best engineers are often not the best managers.
To follow up on Lattner, Wikipedia shows he is now with Google Brain, a division of Alphabet Soup working on deep learning artificial intelligence. Funny, all the tech companies are jumping onto that bandwagon: Intel, Google, Apple, Tesla, Facebook, Twitter.
The war is already being fought. There are armies of folks in China, US, and Russia armed with computers and networking equipment battling in the digital battleground of cyber warfare. There just aren't any on-the-ground reporters on the scene to report what's happening and who's winning each battle. Every time a cyber attack is thwarted, there's no news. Every time our side wins or loses, there's no news. Any time there is some sort of press release, it's probably a cover story for something else that really happened. Or, at the minimum it would make a great premise to the next Tom Clancy book.Lot's of emphasis on AI these days which is pretty worrisome, but I guess it is a future we can't stop. I know Elon worries about how AI will be used in warfare. I wonder if wars in the future will be fought without loss of human life? (the winner of a war being the one with the most robots left standing?)
We are seeing the beginnings of humans making Cylons.... It has happened before, it will happen again. So say we all!!!https://www.valuewalk.com/2017/08/swift-chris-lattner-joining-google-ai/
Interestingly, his replacement...Tesla sent us the following statement about Karpathy:
“Andrej Karpathy, one of the world’s leading experts in computer vision and deep learning, is joining Tesla as Director of AI and Autopilot Vision, reporting directly to Elon Musk. Andrej has worked to give computers vision through his work on ImageNet, as well as imagination through the development of generative models, and the ability to navigate the internet with reinforcement learning. He was most recently a Research Scientist at OpenAI.(Note...the artificial intelligence nonprofit backed by Elon Musk.)
Andrej completed his computer vision PhD at Stanford University, where he demonstrated the ability to derive complex descriptions of images using a deep neural net. For example, identifying not simply that there is a cat in a given picture, but that it is an orange, spotted cat, riding on a skateboard with red wheels on brown hardwood flooring (http://cs.stanford.edu/people/karpathy/main.pdf). He also created and taught “Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Recognition,” the first and still leading deep learning course at Stanford.”
Also, Tesla quietly hired legendary chip architect Jim Keller from AMD as new “Vice-President of Autopilot Hardware Engineering” last year and several more chip architects have since joined the company – leading us to believe that Tesla is looking to more closely develop hardware and software when it comes to its Autopilot program.
It’s now interesting to see Keller’s role expand within the Autopilot program....proprietary autopilot chip anyone...
The stock price can be driven upor down from products announcements, news, quarterly reports, or analysts going bullish or bearish. Don't try to find a correlation on a day to day basis, it can drive you crazy. And don't try ti time the market to buy on the lowest lows and sell on the highest high. I buy companies I believe in, jump in when it drops a bit, and only sell when I need the money for something, or when I no longer think it is a good investment, and even then I sometimes hold until the bitter end (bankrupcy).I still don't get the Tesla stock pricing. Up another $14 today. Anyone ever heard of the tulip bulb bubble??
Cult stocks do NOT follow any of the standard rules of stock pricing...I still don't get the Tesla stock pricing. Up another $14 today. Anyone ever heard of the tulip bulb bubble??