Elon Musk will not take part in one of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit’s Thursday sessions geared toward artificial intelligence (AI) anymore.
The APEC CEO Summit 2023 has swapped in U.S. climate envoy John Kerry as the one of the two speakers participating in the "A Summit Spotlight 1:1 Conversation on AI and the Future," per the conference’s online program.
"Elon Musk had a schedule change that prevented him from joining the APEC CEO Summit 2023," the APEC CEO Summit 2023 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 has not changed. It will be Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff as originally scheduled, according to the conference.