Shivon Zilis, who reportedly had twins with Elon Musk, is an AI expert
Shivon Zilis, an executive at neurotech start-up Neuralink who is usually in the spotlight for her artificial intelligence expertise,
is garnering attention for reportedly having twins with Elon Musk last year.
Zilis, who says on her LinkedIn page that she’s “all about machine intelligence for good,” has worked for five years at the company,
which Musk co-founded, according to her profile. Business Insider reported on Wednesday that Musk and Zilis had twins in November, citing court documents.
Musk has nine living children, including with Zilis, singer Grimes and his former wife, Justine Musk.
Business Insider reported that Zilis and Musk recently filed in Austin to change the children’s last name to match their father’s.
The petition seeks to make the children’s mother’s name, Zilis, part of their middle names, according to copies of the petition. According to Business Insider, she is 36; Musk is 51.
Musk serves as co-CEO of Neuralink, and Zilis is the director of operations and special projects for the company.
Neuralink is an ambitious moonshot project in Musk’s portfolio, which also includes Tesla and SpaceX, and aims to cut small holes in patients’ skulls to insert brain implants.
Zilis, who did not comment for the Business Insider story, filed the name change document on April 25 — the same day that Musk struck a deal to take over social media company Twitter for about $44 billion.
On that day, Zilis tweeted, “It’s nice when there are days where you end up more net hopeful for the future :)”
Zilis did not respond to requests for comment sent to her email and LinkedIn account.