Demis Hassabis, the cofounder and CEO of DeepMind, a Google-owned AI lab in London, is planning to buy a Tesla 3 from Elon Musk — one of the company's earliest investors.
Hassabis congratulated Musk on Twitter after Musk tweeted that 276,000 Model 3 orders had been made by the end of Saturday, just two days after the electric car was launched.
"Really amazing to hear!! Just placing my order...," Hassabis wrote.
At $35,000 (£24,423), the five-seater Model 3 is the cheapest Tesla to date and is due to start shipping in late 2017.
Those interested in owning a Tesla 3 need to put down $1,000 (£702) deposits to reserve their vehicles.