Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
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Elon Musk met with Italy’s Prime Minster Giorgia Meloni on Thursday and mentioned the dangers of synthetic intelligence and beginning charges, amongst different matters, the Italian chief tweeted Thursday.
The Tesla CEO landed in Rome Thursday on a flight from Austin, Texas, in line with the Instagram account that tracks the billionaire’s non-public jet.
It marks the beginning of what’s anticipated to be a brief European tour. Musk will journey to France on Friday to talk the Viva Tech convention in Paris, the nation’s largest know-how occasion.
Meloni tweeted in Italian that she and Musk mentioned “innovation, alternatives and dangers of synthetic intelligence, European market laws, and beginning charges.”
Musk has repeatedly warned of the dangers of synthetic intelligence. In February, Musk stated that AI is “one of many largest dangers to the way forward for civilization.” Musk has additionally prior to now known as quickly declining beginning charges “one of many largest dangers to civilization.”
The assembly with the Italian prime minster comes as leaders in Europe try and woo the Tesla boss into constructing a brand new automobile manufacturing facility of their international locations.
France’s Digital Minister Jean-Noel Barrot informed CNBC this week that the nation’s authorities is attempting to persuade Musk “that France is the absolute best place in Europe to ascertain the subsequent Tesla manufacturing facility.”
Musk is anticipated to talk in Paris on Friday on the Viva Tech summit, which French President Emmanuel Macron attended this week. The Tesla boss can be anticipated to fulfill with Macron.