Ashok Elluswamy, The First Indian Origin Employee Hired For Tesla’s Autopilot Team: Elon Musk

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Austin: Tesla founder and CEO, Elon Musk has disclosed that Indian-origin Ashok Elluswamy was the first employee to be hired for his electric vehicle company’s Autopilot team.

“Ashok was the first person recruited from my tweet saying that Tesla is starting an Autopilot team!” Musk said in a tweet in reply to a video on his interview.

Musk who has been using social media to recruit people, said that Ashok 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,” he said.

Before joining Tesla, Elluswamy was associated with Volkswagen Electronic Research Lab and WABCO Vehicle Control System.

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