On June 16, 2023, Elon Musk was welcomed like a rock star at VivaTech, Europe's biggest tech fair. During his visit, he shared his vision of the future, touching on topics such as the Twitter takeover, regulating free speech and the future of Tesla.
On June 16, 2023, Elon Musk visited VivaTech, Europe's largest tech fair, where he was welcomed like a rock star. In response to the interest generated by his visit, he was received in the Dôme at Porte de Versailles, a hall usually dedicated to shows, which can accommodate up to 4,500 people. Visitors expressed their delight at seeing the entrepreneur, considered an emblematic figure of the digital revolution.
Reflections on the Twitter takeover and the regulation of freedom of expression
During the event, Elon Musk addressed a number of topics, including the $44 billion takeover of Twitter. Acknowledging that it had been a costly investment, he shared his views on the need to better regulate the platform. While posing as a defender of freedom of expression, he warned against the dangers of censorship, pointing out that Twitter's algorithm already made it possible to limit the visibility of problematic content.
Tesla's valuation outlook and future
With regard to Tesla, Elon Musk explained that the company's stock market valuation reflected the potential for value creation linked to the emergence of truly autonomous cars, rather than its current market share in the automotive sector. He stressed the importance of innovation and technological progress for the future of the automotive industry.
Artificial intelligence: between abundance and apocalypse
During his speech at VivaTech, Elon Musk also spoke about artificial intelligence, sharing his vision of a future where AI could lead to an age of abundance, but also to an apocalypse. He stressed the importance of guiding the development of AI responsibly and taking into account the potential risks associated with this emerging technology.
Rendezvous in Paris and interview for France 2
Aside from his participation at VivaTech, Elon Musk took advantage of his presence in Paris to have several meetings, notably with President Emmanuel Macron. He rounded off his day by recording an interview for the France 2 television news, sharing his vision of the future with a wider audience.