SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba group conserving Ltd chairman Jack Ma will communicate at a conference on artificial intelligence (AI) to be held this week in Shanghai, an Alibaba spokeswoman said on Monday.

the two entrepreneurs may have a conversation in front of an target market on Aug 29 at the world synthetic Intelligence convention with the intention to run Aug 29-Aug 31, the spokeswoman said.

Tesla did not straight away respond to a request for comment.


Musk confirmed his attendance on the conference earlier this month. On Twitter, he additionally stated he intends to launch a China unit of The uninteresting company, his underground transportation mission, on the equal China journey.

The speak will come amid an intensifying conflict over change and era between the usa and China.

U.S. President Donald Trump introduced on Friday an additional responsibility on some $550 billion of focused chinese goods, hours after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion well worth of U.S. Goods.

Tesla is one in every of numerous high profile American organizations stricken by the change conflict. The business enterprise is presently constructing a manufacturing facility for its motors in Shanghai.

In early 2018, Musk messaged Trump publicly on Twitter lamenting China’s 25% tariff on imported motors getting into the marketplace.

Jack Ma has been an outspoken critic of the alternate conflict. Past due remaining year at the China international Import Expo in Shanghai, the e-commerce entrepreneur called the struggle “the maximum stupid issue in this international”.

Ma is set to officially step down from his position as chairman of Alibaba in September.