Friday, December 8, 2017

"During a talk at a private party, Elon Musk said Tesla is developing specialized AI hardware "'That we think will be the best in the world;" (TSLA)

From CNBC:
  • At a private party on Thursday, Elon Musk spoke boldly about Tesla's upcoming custom artificial intelligence hardware.
  • The remarks from Musk come almost two years after Tesla hired chip architect Jim Keller.
  • Tesla's current Autopilot autonomous driving hardware uses Nvidia graphics cards. 
Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked up the company's work to develop custom hardware for artificial intelligence on Thursday during a talk at a company party for academic and industry researchers. 
For the event in Long Beach, Calif., Musk brought with him Tesla's vice president of hardware, Jim Keller. Musk talked about the company's AI hardware in the course of providing information about what Keller, a former AMD chip architect, is working on.
"Jim is developing specialized AI hardware that we think will be the best in the world," Musk said, according to one person who was at the event, which was not streamed live.
The specialized hardware could one day be used inside Tesla vehicles to do the computing work necessary for autonomous driving. Currently, Tesla's Autopilot hardware system relies on graphics cards from Nvidia....MORE
See also September's "NVIDIA Partner Tesla Reportedly Developing Chip With AMD (TSLA; NVDA; AMD)":
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