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Ina Fried Jun 21
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Tesla's head of autopilot software is leaving after just six months

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Chris Lattner, who left Apple in January to become Tesla's head of autopilot software in January is now leaving the carmaker.

"Turns out that Tesla isn't a good fit for me after all," he said in a Twitter post on Tuesday night. "I'm interested to hear about interesting roles for a seasoned engineering leader!"

Lattner had headed up Apple's development of the Swift programming language.

Meanwhile, TechCrunch reports that Tesla has hired computer vision expert Andrej Karpathy for a key role on the autopilot team. Karpathy was most recently at artificial intelligence research group OpenAI, which has backing from, among others, Tesla CEO Elon Musk.