SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, and Alibaba founder Jack Ma to discuss Mars, and artificial intelligence, but on the sidelines of the US-China trade war-in their first joint appearance on Thursday, some members of the audience, he said that it was good.
Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Executive Chairman Jack Ma take part in the World of Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC), in Shanghai, China, on August 29, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song
In their chat, which is available to view online, it was part of the opening events of the annual World of Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC), in Shanghai.
If it’s a scheduled call, the tycoons it was first announced, speculation was rife that they were able to use the stage to talk about the issues, such as the US-China trade tensions, which have both had public comment on it, and a plant Model, it is the building on the bund in Shanghai, or a-Ma, the impending retirement of Alibaba.
But the pair avoided any mention of these issues, and instead of chatting for half an hour about their vision of how technology, particularly artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence will shape the future.
“I’ve always been amazed by the vision, the technology, and I’m not a tech guy,” Ma said in his first address to Musk, before we go on to talk about how the ai was not a threat.
Ma has described himself as “very optimistic” about the AI in the impact they have on the human race, that people who have too much to worry about to have what he terms “executive intelligence”. “People like us who are street smart, we are not afraid of it.”
She also went on to talk about space travel, Ma, compliment of Musk in his efforts to travel to Mars by SpaceX while Musk noted China’s progress in this area, as well as the way in which “poor” people to computers.
Musk has no announcements on the underground tunnel to the enterprise, and The Dull Company, although he tweeted earlier this month that he would launch a China unit, with the WAIC. He told Reuters, after a chat with mo, that it would “hopefully” be done, still, no effect.
A Tech worker, and Simon Zhang, who was in the audience, told Reuters that he was left with the impression that Musk, who arrived in Shanghai in the morning, suffering from jet lag.
The conversation wasn’t as exciting as I had expected,” he said. “They were talking about their own issues.”
As a member of the public, who gave his name as dick Cheney expressed a similar disappointment. “People were looking for it. But what Musk has been said about artificial intelligence, he has said it a million times, and Jack Ma, it was just Jack’s Mom.”
Chinese website, Sina Technology, in a post on the Twitter-like Weibo service, noted that, in Mandarin, at times, appeared to be at a loss for words.
“The opening of the ‘Double’ of Ma- ‘Meeting’, it was a little cold,” he said, referring to the Mandarin Chinese translation of the Musk name.
Reporting by Josh Horwitz, and Yilei Sun,; Writing by Brenda Goh; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman