UK AI Summit: Prime Minister to Host Elon Musk as Value of X Plummets
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, is set to host an event featuring Elon Musk, the owner of X (formerly known as Twitter), following the UK’s AI summit. This announcement comes as the value of X has reportedly plummeted to $19 billion, a significant drop from the $44 billion paid by Musk for the platform last year.
The event, which will see Sunak engaging in a conversation with Musk, is expected to take place on Thursday. While it remains unclear whether Musk will attend the summit in person or virtually, it is likely that he will also have some involvement in the summit’s proceedings.
The presence of Vice President Kamala Harris at the AI summit indicates that President Joe Biden will not be attending. However, reports suggest that the consultation between Musk and Sunak will also cover discussions on supporting Ukraine, according to a White House official.
Despite rumors that Sunak might feel snubbed by his international counterparts, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Downing Street has denied any such sentiments.
The UK government, having played host to the world’s first AI safety summit of its kind, remains confident in bringing together esteemed experts in the AI space, leading businesses, and world leaders to address this crucial issue.
In an update on the guest list, it was not disclosed whether President Xi Jinping of China will attend the summit, but reports indicate that an invitation upgrading his attendance has been extended.
Vice President Harris, upon arrival in the UK, will deliver a major policy speech on the US’s vision for AI at the US embassy in London. Following this, she will meet with Sunak at Downing Street.
Subsequently, Harris will travel to Milton Keynes on Thursday to attend the AI summit. Bletchley Park, where British codebreakers worked during World War II using early computer technology, will host the summit.
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President Biden’s recent executive order aims to guide the development of AI. The order includes provisions that require firms working on potentially dangerous AI models to share safety data with the government before their release.
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