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Japan PM Kishida to discuss AI with Meta’s Zuckerberg on Tuesday, Fuji TV reports




By Reuters | Updated: February 27, 2024

TOKYO, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will meet Meta Platforms (META.O), opens new tab Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday to exchange views on artificial intelligence, Fuji Television reported.

The meeting follows reports that Zuckerberg would visit South Korea at the end of this month to discuss AI with Samsung Electronics (005930.KS), opens new tab chairman, Jay Y. Lee, and possibly meet South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.

Meta, the operator of Facebook, last week confirmed Zuckerberg was planning to visit South Korea.

Japan’s government and corporate sector are racing to catch up in AI development. In the past year, Kishida has met with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Nvidia (NVDA.O), opens new tab CEO Jensen Huang to discuss AI regulation and infrastructure.

(This story has been refiled to fix the spelling to Huang from Huanga, in paragraph 4)

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