• Wednesday, June 19, 2024


India minister meets Elon Musk in UK, says Tesla chief’s son shares name with Indian Nobel winner

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, whose name Musk’s son shares as his middle name, had won Nobel in physics in 1983.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Photo by Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

INDIAN minister of state for information technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who met Tesla CEO and X owner Elon Musk at the two-day global AI summit hosted in the UK, shared an interesting fact on X. He said he got to know the middle name of Musk’s son and it is his own surname ‘Chandrasekhar’ even though the Tesla chief named his son after Indian physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-95) who had won the Nobel in 1983.

In a post on X, Chandrasekhar said, “Look who i bumped into at #AISafetySummit at Bletchley Park, UK. @elonmusk
shared that his son with @shivon has a middle name “Chandrasekhar” – named after 1983 Nobel physicist Prof S Chandrasekhar”

Musk’s wife Shivon Alice Zilis is a Canadian venture capitalist who works in fields such as artificial intelligence.

At the summit, the Indian minister spoke about his country’s perspective on artificial intelligence, emphasising on its commitment to artificial intelligence (AI) with a strong emphasis on safety, trust and accountability.

Musk, founder of SpaceX, attended both days of the event and called the event “timely”.

The summit saw the coming together of policymakers, investors and innovators to discuss AI.

“It’s one of the existential risks that we face and it is potentially the most pressing one if you look at the timescale and rate of advancement — the summit is timely, and I applaud the prime minister for holding it,” Musk said, lauding British prime minister Rishi Sunak.

Musk and Sunak were set to hold a joint interactive session in London shortly after the event’s conclusion on Thursday (2).

Elon Musk and UK PM Rishi Sunak are due to hold a joint Q&A session in London shortly after the event closes on Thursday.

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