Andrej Karpathy

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Andrej Karpathy
Andrej Karpathy, OpenAI.png
Karpathy at OpenAI in 2016
Born (1986-10-23) 23 October 1986 (age 36)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)
Alma mater
Scientific career
FieldsArtificial intelligence
Institutions
ThesisConnecting Images and Natural Language (2016)
Doctoral advisorFei-Fei Li
Websitehttps://karpathy.ai/

Andrej Karpathy (born 23 October 1986[1]) is a Slovakian-Canadian computer scientist who served as the director of artificial intelligence and Autopilot Vision at Tesla.[2][3][4] He specializes in deep learning and computer vision.[5][6]

Andrej Karpathy was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)[7][8][9][10] and moved with his family to Toronto when he was 15.[11] He completed his Computer Science and Physics bachelor's degree at University of Toronto in 2009[12] and completed his master's degree at University of British Columbia in 2011,[12] where he worked on physically-simulated figures.

Karpathy graduated with a PhD from Stanford University in 2015 under the supervision of Fei-Fei Li, focusing on the intersection of natural language processing and computer vision, and deep learning models suited for this task.[13] He authored and was the primary instructor of the first deep learning course at Stanford, CS 231n: Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Recognition.[14] This class became one of the largest at Stanford and has grown from 150 enrolled students in 2015 to 750 in 2017.[15]

Karpathy is a founding member of the artificial intelligence research group OpenAI,[16][17] where he worked from 2015 to 2017 as a research scientist.[15] In June 2017 he became Tesla's director of artificial intelligence.[6][18] Karpathy was named one of MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35 for the year 2020.[19] After taking a several months-long sabbatical from Tesla, Karpathy announced he was leaving the company in July 2022.[20]

Karpathy ran the YouTube channel 'badmephisto' which focused on speedcubing from 2007 to 2011.[21] His tutorials were some of the first videos documenting how to improve with the CFOP method which several aspiring top speedcubers learned from, such as Feliks Zemdegs.[22]

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  1. ^ "Self-reported on twitter". Archived from the original on 23 August 2021. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Tesla's Autopilot chief steps down after two years". 26 April 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. ^ "A.I. Researchers Leave Elon Musk Lab to Begin Robotics Start-Up". 7 November 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  4. ^ "A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit". 19 April 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  5. ^ "The Guy Who Taught AI to 'Remember' Is Launching a Startup". 28 July 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Elon Musk has poached a top mind in AI research—from himself". 21 June 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  7. ^ "The Slovak, who leads the development of AI at Tesla, is leaving. It was an honor, says Musk – Živé.sk". Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  8. ^ Živé.sk (25 June 2020). "Šéf AI v Tesle: Rodák zo Slovenska je medzi TOP 35 mladými novátormi". Živé.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  9. ^ today, newsy (28 March 2022). "The Slovak, who leads AI in Tesla, left the company for several months. He jokes with Musk about TikTok". Newsy Today. Retrieved 19 July 2022.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Slovák Andrej Karpathy z Tesly patrí podľa MIT medzi 35 top inovátorov". TeslaMagazin.sk (in Slovak). 23 June 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Next Generation Machine Learning - Training Deep Learning Models in a Browser: Andrej Karpathy Interview | DataScienceWeekly.org". DataScienceWeekly.org. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Andrej Karpathy Academic Website". cs.stanford.edu. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Does 'robo-journalism' pose a threat to reporters?". 23 March 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Stanford University CS231n: Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Recognition". cs231n.stanford.edu. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  15. ^ a b "Andrej Karpathy". karpathy.ai. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  16. ^ "Introducing OpenAI". OpenAI. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  17. ^ Fan, Shelly (20 December 2015). "Inside OpenAI: Will Transparency Protect Us From Artificial Intelligence Run Amok?". Singularity Hub. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  18. ^ "Tesla hired a top AI expert to lead a critical aspect of Autopilot -- here's what we know". 22 June 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Andrej Karpathy (Innovators Under 35 2020)". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  20. ^ Kolodny, Lora (13 July 2022). "Tesla AI leader Andrej Karpathy announces he's leaving the company". CNBC. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  21. ^ "Andrej Karpathy, misc unsorted". karpathy.ai. Retrieved 30 October 2022.
  22. ^ "Interview with Feliks Zemdegs 2:45-3:20". 30 October 2022. Retrieved 30 October 2022.

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