**Abstract:** It is argued that gravity is an emergent interaction that appears
in the equilibrium domain of certain deterministic models of emergent
quantum mechanics. In this talk, first we introduce the models and their
dynamics. Then we show that the interaction near the equilibrium states has
the characteristics of a classical gravitational interaction: it is
classical and diffeomorphism invariance, contains a maximal speed for
interaction and a weak equivalence principle holds good. The second argument
shows that Newtonian gravity is an interaction of the type required by our
models for the equilibrium domain, that is, it is a 1-Lipschitz regular
interaction. As a consequence of the theory, we predict that for elementary
particles the weak equivalence principle holds exactly, except for energies
comparable to the Planck energy, when the principle abruptly breaks down.