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Tesla Sues Engineer Over ‘Dojo’ Supercomputer Technology Theft

  • Engineer moved secret data to personal devices, Tesla claims
  • Yatskov said in call he didn’t know about the lawsuit
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Tesla Inc. sued a former engineer claiming he illegally transferred confidential information on its supercomputer technology to his own computer and turned over a “dummy” laptop for inspection to cover up the theft.

Tesla is developing an in-house supercomputer, dubbed Project Dojo, to deal with massive amounts of data, including video from Tesla cars, and using it to create autonomous driving software. Alexander Yatskov was hired in January as a thermal engineer to help design cooling systems for the computer, which generates a lot of heat, Tesla said in the complaint.