Well, I have no access to the information you're positing, also, what you've written is completely separate from the situation of being within 12 months (according to Musk and Tesla) of a product going to market. I don't know anything about Andrej Karpathy, but based on his academic credentials, he has the potential, but here we are, five years later and teams at Waymo (Google) and Cruise (General Motors) have products to market in public trials while Tesla has … a price increase and five years of the "next year for sure" promise.That’d be true, were it not that Karpathy crossed-over from higher ed. research to industry.
Given all the money, resources and support to crack AGI was always the big hairy goal for Andrew. University couldn’t make such an offer. Tesla provided an opportunity to define the pathway, spec the architecture, launch the testbed and train the supercomputer(DOJO). Which DOJO (IIRC) was also spec’d on his academics. It was end-to-end Karpathy and he recognized that an associative relationship with his Lab wasn’t getting ‘r done.
He completed what inspired his sabbatical to Tesla in the first place. Andrew never intended to nameplate Tesla AI with his work product. Karpathy executed a knowledge-transfer to Tesla. Tesla got a decade worth of runway in the exchange.
DOJO hasn’t even begun to train FSD yet which leaves runway to anyone following Karpathy to leverage their work.