Elon Musk is dating artsy musician Grimes — and the whole thing started because of a Twitter joke about artificial intelligence

Elon Musk is dating artsy musician Grimes — and the whole thing started because of a Twitter joke about artificial intelligence

Neilson Barnard/Getty Tech billionaire Elon Musk was accompanied by musician Grimes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala event Monday night. According to Page Six, the two are dating. Musk and Grimes hit it off on Twitter after bonding over artificial intelligence, in particular over a thought experiment involving the potential for robot retaliation. Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, was planning to post the joke only to find Grimes had beaten him to it. Some advocates of the theory worry that even knowing about Roko's Basilisk is all that's needed to be targeted for robot retaliation. Quite the romantic topic to woo someone over. Yet that's how Musk and Grimes began their courtship. After discovering her joke, Musk reached out to her, and apparently that's all it took. But Musk tweeted simply "Rococo Basilisk" a few hours before showing up to the Met Gala with Grimes. He also dated actress Amber Heard, who was also in attendance at Monday's Met Gala.

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Elon Musk and Grimes attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday night in New York.
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  • Tech billionaire Elon Musk was accompanied by musician Grimes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala event Monday night.
  • According to Page Six, the two are dating.
  • Musk and Grimes hit it off on Twitter after bonding over artificial intelligence, in particular over a thought experiment involving the potential for robot retaliation.

Elon Musk and musician Grimes are an item — and they can thank artificial intelligence for it, at least indirectly.

The two arrived together Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual fundraising event, dubbed the Met Gala. But they actually have been “quietly dating” for several weeks.

The two met on Twitter about a month ago because of a joke about AI, according to Page Six. Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, was planning to…

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