According to a report by Business InsiderElon Musk is the father of twin children with current Neuralink manager Shivon Zilis. Business Insider shared a May court document with Zilis and Musk requesting a name change for both children, with “the children’s last name to include their father’s and their mother’s last name in their middle name.” CNN Business obtained a Travis County, Texas court filing showing the petition was filed in April 2022 and received in May.
Apparently in response to the Musk article tweeted, “I am doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis. A declining birth rate is by far the greatest threat to civilization,” followed by “Mark my words, they’re unfortunately true.”
Heed my words, they are unfortunately true
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 7, 2022
According to a LinkedIn page, Zilis is a Yale graduate and has worked since 2017 at Neuralink, Musk’s company focused on building brain-computer interface technology chip design teams, as well as a 2016 stint at OpenAI, the nonprofit AI security group that Musk co-founded. She has been a board member of OpenAI since 2020. Speaking at the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on AI last year, she said she met Musk through her role at OpenAI.
Zilis is from Canada and her profile lists past board seats at two Canadian AI organizations. As the Business Insider Mentioned report, she appeared on a forbes 30 under 30 list in 2015 based on her role as a founding member of the investment team at Bloomberg Beta. She has written and been a part of the state of machine learning Do you trust this computer?a documentary about the challenges of AI.
In May, Business Insider reported that one of Elon’s other companies, SpaceX, paid a flight attendant $250,000 in exchange for not suing or speaking out about her claims that the executive had exposed herself and offered her sex. in the a tweet At the time, Musk said, “For the record, these wild allegations are absolutely untrue.” Women are suing Tesla for “rampant” sexual harassment, which some allegations had been compounded by Musk’s tweets, and last year five former SpaceX employees spoke out The edge about the culture of sexual harassment they experienced there.
In April, a vanity fair The report revealed that Elon Musk had a second child who was born to his former partner, singer Grimes, in late 2021 via surrogate in addition to their son X Æ A-12. Musk now has nine known children, including the five he cited as the reason for building an elementary school for the children of SpaceX employees.