Leaked Emails Show Elon Musk Diverting AI Resources Away From Tesla as Automaker Flails

Snatch That Tesla CEO Elon Musk is reportedly diverting important AI hardware shipments away from Tesla in favor of his social media platform X and his AI startup xAI. As CNBC reports, emails widely circulating within Nvidia suggest that Musk instructed the chipmaker to prioritize the shipment of thousands of H100 AI chips, previously reserved for Tesla, to X and xAI instead. H100 chips have quickly emerged as the cornerstone of many AI companies’ ambitions, making them incredibly difficult to come by and exceedingly expensive. The latest report is a striking development considering Musk has long threatened to divert his AI ambitions away from Tesla, going as far as to “blackmail” investors earlier this year. In January, he tweeted that he’s “uncomfortable growing Tesla to be a leader in AIĀ and robotics without having [about] 25 percent voting control,” infuriating shareholders. Playing Favorites According to CNBC, the diversion of resources means that Tesla’s AI ambitions could be pushed back by months. And that doesn’t bode well, considering the company is already in dire straits, facing a disastrous financial year ahead and hugely hyped driver assistance software that still isn’t living up to Musk’s immense promises. That’s pertinent because Musk has bet much of the carmaker on the success of its so-called “Full Self-Driving” tech, which heavily relies on hardware like Nvidia’s H100 chips, promising the unveiling of a “robotaxi” as soon as August. An email obtained by CNBC suggests comments Musk made during Tesla’s ill-fated first-quarter earnings call this year misconstrued…Leaked Emails Show Elon Musk Diverting AI Resources Away From Tesla as Automaker Flails

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