Andrej Karpathy

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Andrej Karpathy
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Karpathy at OpenAI in 2019
Born (1986-10-23) October 23, 1986 (age 34)
Alma mater
Scientific career
FieldsArtificial intelligence
InstitutionsTesla, Inc.
ThesisConnecting Images and Natural Language (2016)
Doctoral advisorFei-Fei Li

Andrej Karpathy (born October 23, 1986[1]) is 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 Slovakia and moved with his family to Toronto when he was 15.[7] He completed his Computer Science and Physics bachelor's degree at University of Toronto in 2009[8] and completed his master's degree at University of British Columbia in 2011,[8] where he worked on physically-simulated figures. He graduated with 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.[9] He joined the artificial intelligence group OpenAI as a research scientist in September 2016[10] and became Tesla's director of artificial intelligence in June 2017.[6]

Karpathy was named one of MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35 for the year 2020.[11]


  1. ^ Self-reported on twitter
  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. ^ "Next Generation Machine Learning - Training Deep Learning Models in a Browser: Andrej Karpathy Interview |". Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Andrej Karpathy Academic Website". Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Does 'robo-journalism' pose a threat to reporters?". 23 March 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Innovators Under 35 2020".

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