Tesla says it’s dumping Nvidia chips for a homebrew alternative

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Elon Musk confirms Tesla is building its own chips for Autopilot Tesla is creating its own chips optimized for machine learning, CEO Elon Musk said during a call with investors on Wednesday. Musk acknowledged the rumored project last December but is now providing more details. “We’ve been in semi-stealth mode for the last two to three years,” Musk said. During that time, Tesla created what Musk described as “the world’s most advanced computer specifically for autonomous operation.” Musk said that the new chip, due out next year, will deliver an “order of magnitude improvement in…

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