Andrej, the CEO of Tesla AI, has announced his departure from the firm.

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Andrej Karpathy, Tesla's AI and Autopilot leader, announced his departure from the company on Wednesday.

“It’s been a great pleasure to help Tesla towards its goals over the last 5 years and a difficult decision to part ways,” Karpathy wrote on Twitter.

“In that time, Autopilot graduated from lane keeping to city streets and I look forward to seeing the exceptionally strong Autopilot team continue that momentum.”

He added, “I have no concrete plans for what’s next but look to spend more time revisiting my long-term passions around technical work in AI, open source and education.”

In response, Elon Musk commended Karpathy for his efforts.

Since June 2021, Tesla vehicles have been responsible for approximately 70% of reported crashes employing advanced driver-assistance technologies according to federal figures 

Officials cautioned that the data was insufficient and was not intended to demonstrate which carmaker's technologies were the safest.

Instead, Tesla provides driving assistance features like as traffic-aware cruise control, lane keeping assist, and computerised navigation.

Karpathy's resignation comes on the heels of the shutdown of a Tesla office in San Mateo, California.

where data annotation teams were assisting the business in improving its driver assistance technology.