Kerry Replaces Musk in APEC Artificial Intelligence Session

Kerry Replaces Musk in APEC Artificial Intelligence Session

November 17, 2023

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit 2023 has swapped out Elon Musk for U.S. climate envoy John Kerry as the one of the two speakers participating in “A Summit Spotlight 1:1 Conversation on AI and the Future.”

“Elon Musk had a schedule change that prevented him from joining the APEC CEO Summit 2023,” the Summit said. “We’re thankful for his offer to join the session remotely, however, it was agreed among all speakers that participating would be in person. We look forward to Elon joining us at a future APEC CEO Summit.”

The other leader expected to speak during the session will be Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff as originally scheduled. The “armchair conversation” with him and Kerry will happen at 4:45 p.m. local time.

Musk faced criticism Wednesday for saying an X social media platform user had “said the actual truth” after that person claimed Jewish communities have spread “hatred against whites,” FOX Business reported Thursday morning. He also accused the Anti-Defamation League of “unjustly attack[ing] the majority of the West” because the group “cannot, by their own tenets, criticize the minority groups who are their primary threat.”

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