On Twitter yesterday evening, Elon Musk announced an upcoming AI party/hackathon to be held at his house, and that invites will be going out soon. Asked whether a person needs to have a Ph.D to attend, Musk replied no: "All that matters is a deep understanding of AI & ability to implement NNs in a way that is actually useful (latter point is what’s truly hard).
Don’t care if you even graduated high school." The hackathon appears to be Musk’s latest attempt to accumulate AI talent. Last fall, Tesla acquired AI startup DeepScale in order to bring its engineers into its team, while days ago Musk posted an AI job ad on his Twitter page.