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Musk and Ma conference disappoints audience

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At the International Astronautical Congress, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled his ambitious plans for interplanetary travel. Afterwords he fielded some very strange questions from the audience…

Musk and Ma conference disappoints audience

Tesls CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba founder Jack Ma discuss Martian projects and artificial intelligence.

The conversation took place in the format of an online conference, which was broadcast live at the opening of the annual World Conference on Artificial Intelligence (WAIC) in Shanghai.

When the scheduled talk was first announced, there were rumors that the tycoons were using the podium to discuss issues such as the U.S.-China trade dispute or Ma’s upcoming departure from Alibaba. However, the duo avoided any mention of these topics, instead reflecting on their vision of how modern technology, especially artificial intelligence, will shape the future..  They also continued the conversation about space travel, in which Ma praised Musk for his attempts to fly to Mars in a SpaceX spacecraft. In turn, Musk also noted China’s achievements in this area..

Musk and Ma conference disappoints the audience

The conference attracted executives from nearly 300 companies, including American firms Intel, IBM, Microsoft and Qualcomm, as well as academics and academics from around the world. The speakers had to fit everything into 45 minutes, which also included answers to a series of pre-prepared questions from Chinese netizens.

Part of the audience was disappointed with the outcome of the conference. Tech employee Simon Zhang told Reuters he left with the impression that Musk, who arrived in Shanghai in the morning, was suffering jet lag..

«The conversation was not as exciting as I expected. Each of them spoke on their own topics», – he said.

Earlier this week, Ma said that as the US-China trade and technology war escalates, both countries need to make a concerted effort to work together on technology..

«Only if China and the United States work together on technology can we enter the digital era together», – believes the founder of Alibaba.