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Ashok Elluswamy is the Head of Tesla Autopilot Team

Ashok Elluswamy


Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla recently revealed on Twitter that Indian-origin Ashok Ellkuswamy was the first person to be employed for the company’s autopilot team.

“Ashok was the first person recruited from my tweet saying that Tesla is starting an Autopilot team!” Musk recently tweeted in response to a video posted on Twitter where Musk is being interviewed.

In the video, Musk can be heard saying: “Ashoka is actually the head of autopilot engineering. Andrej is director of AI; People often give me too much credit and give Andrej too much credit. The Tesla Autopilot AI team is extremely talented. Some of the smartest people in the world.”

Elluswamy has an undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai. He also did a graduate program in Robotics System Development from Carnegie Mellon University.

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