Photos of Elon Musk ‘kissing a robot’ have left the internet absolutely baffled after they emerged on Twitter this week.
Musk is known for being one of the biggest players when it comes to technology, but these photos sent the internet into a real frenzy, probably because they weren’t actually real!
The photos were shared on Twitter by Daniel Marven back on May 16, and have since been seen by nearly 90,000 people.
Alongside the eerie images, Marven wrote: “Elon Musk announces the future wife who is she? It is the first robot that has been manufactured specifically designed with artificial intelligence with the personality and the characteristics of the female that he dreams of…which is not found in any normal person, because of course, there is no normal person that has all the required specifications.”
However, as he pointed out at the bottom of his lengthy tweet, the images were all AI created.
“The post is to clarify the dangers of AI (artificial intelligence) in the coming period, especially after Tesla Company released the first integrated robot ‘Optimus’,” he wrote.
Twitter users responded to the creepy pics in the replies section.
One person said: “This post does clarify one of the dangers of AI – it is being used to generate images like these to fool people into thinking they are real.”
While a second wrote: “@elonmusk is taking it too far now… Where’s the robot husband?”
“I, Robot is about to be reality,” another commented.
It comes after Musk finally announced the new CEO of Twitter.
In a tweet, he wrote: “I am excited to welcome Linda Yaccarino as the new CEO of Twitter!
“@LindaYacc will focus primarily on business operations, while I focus on product design & new technology.
“Looking forward to working with Linda to transform this platform into X, the everything app.”
Yaccarino was working as head of advertising at NBCUniversal, but the company announced earlier that she was set to leave “effective immediately” after being with the company for twelve years.
She is set to begin at Twitter in the next 6 weeks.
Now, Musk has done a fairly good job of establishing himself as one of the world’s most divisive characters as of late, and this has only been furthered by the billionaire’s poll on Twitter from back in December, asking users if he should step down as head of Twitter.
The fifty-one-year-old entrepreneur said he’d abide by the results of the poll.
Musk has been in the headlines an awful lot over the past year. The fifty-one-year-old bought Twitter back in October after a lengthy process.
In the months since the acquisition, Musk faced a whole host of clapbacks from a variety of different groups. His Twitter Blue scheme, where users can pay for the lusted-after blue ticks, proved to be rather controversial, as did his decision to lift bans on many of the site’s most polemical people.
As a result, many big names chose to leave the social media site. This includes figures such as the legendary musician Elton John, Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and The Truman Show star Jim Carrey.
And so, when Musk asked Twitter to vote on the future of the company, people weren’t too surprised.
In response a number of celebrities threw their name into the hat for the top job at Twitter.
Snoop Dogg and Danny Trejo were two of those to ask their followers if they should run Twitter. Danny Trejo posted, “Machete 5: Into the Twitterverse. Should I be the CEO of Twitter for @elonmusk?” and got a resounding 91% Yes vote. A much more popular guy than Elon clearly.
Normally an active user of Twitter, Musk didn’t tweet immediately after the results of the poll, leaving people hanging. His silence was eventually broken when he responded to a number of suggestions that the results of the poll were effected by bots. He simply said, “Interesting”
Replying to another tweet suggesting that “Blue subscribers should be the only ones that can vote in policy related polls”, Musk said: “Good point. Twitter will make that change.”
There were also murmurs of discontent at Tesla, with Barron’s reporting Tesla investors want more than Elon Musk, they want a new CEO while the current one is distracted with all things Twitter. Tesla’s share price, at the time of writing, has dropped 10% in the past month, which won’t be easing investor’s fears.
After a day of speculation, Musk has finally given an answer on his future as CEO of Twitter, and has finally announced that it is Linda Yaccarino, the former head of advertising at NBCUniversal, who is set to take on the role.