Tesla’s Giga Texas factory has swollen to more than 12K employees


Tesla has gone far beyond its initial agreement with Travis County, at least in terms of headcount and investment. This story looks at the latest numbers and Elon Musk’s growing Austin-area empire that extends well beyond Tesla.

Professors from some of Texas’ leading higher-ed institutions agree on at least one thing with the billionaire leader of Tesla: AI developers are “locked in an out-of-control race” that threatens humanity’s future. Check out the letter they signed calling for a pause in AI development and hear from the CEO of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT.

The iPhone maker is letting go “a small number” of people who work in the group responsible for the construction and maintenance of its retail stores and other physical properties, Bloomberg reported. Apple had previously avoided the widespread layoffs suffered by other tech giants.