Photos Of Elon Musk Kissing Female Robots Are Freaking People Out

It’s safe to say that artificial intelligence is here to stay, and given the rate at which it’s advancing, it’s changing our lives at breakneck speed. Elon Musk has used his company Tesla to explore how these advances might work for him to make loads to money. Just this week, the company released footage showing its humanoid robot, “Optimus,” taking its first steps, and now pictures of Elon Musk kissing versions of that robot have gone viral online.

If you’re a bit confused, you’re not alone. The footage of Tesla’s robots show them walking through the company’s factory on upright two “feet” and performing other complex tasks. This led one guy named Daniel Marven to post images on his Twitter account showing Elon Musk locking lips with four different female robots. Of course, the images were AI-generated, but they were just weird enough to seriously freak people out.

“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,” Marven wrote in his post.

While close examination does expose some of the more false-looking details of the pictures, Elon Musk is odd enough and the images convincing enough that you could sort of believe that he really was smooching robots. However, Marven said that the pics were made to prove how precarious the world’s obsession with AI may be.

“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,’” Marven added.

Given that a whopping 27% of millennials say they’d date a robot and 40% of people would have sex with a robot, this may not be so outlandish. Eek!

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.