Building the Software 2 0 Stack (Andrej Karpathy)

A lot of our code is in the process of being transitioned from Software 1.0 (code written by humans) to Software 2.0 (code written by an optimization, commonly in the form of neural network training). In the new paradigm, much of the attention of a developer shifts from designing an explicit algorithm to curating large, varied, and clean datasets, which indirectly influence the code. I will provide a number of examples of this ongoing transition, cover the advantages and challenges of the new stack, and outline multiple opportunities for new tooling.

Tesla Autopilot – Update Timeline

Tesla follows a similar format to semantic versioning for organizing software updates. In the version “2020.12.11.1”, 2020 is the year and 12 is the week a specific update began development, 11 is a major update, while 1 is a minor update or maintenance (bug fixes).