Elon Musk says skills matter more than diplomas. The founder and CEO of corporate innovation giants Tesla and SpaceX tweeted on February 2 that he is hiring for his artificial intelligence group at Tesla and wants to recruit the most talented people he can find. Talent, to Musk, means "deep understanding" of artificial intelligence and the ability to pass a "hardcore coding test," but it doesn't necessarily include degrees and diplomas.
"A PhD is definitely not required," Musk wrote. "Don't care if you even graduated high school."
Musk went on to say on Sunday that "educational background is irrelevant":