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The images of Twitter owner Elon Musk kissing robots were generated by artificial intelligence. There is no evidence that he is making a "robot wife."
Is billionaire Elon Musk poised to make a "robot wife"? Social media users claim such a project is underway and will be rolled out in the next few months.
"According to report, Elon Musk and his company are in the final stages of making a Robot Wife," read a May 17 Instagram post’s caption. "The supply of Robot Wives is expected to roll out in September 2023. They will reach Africa by November 2023."
The post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)
Instagram post, May 17, 2023
Instagram post, May 3, 2023
Agence France-Presse, Computer-generated image does not show Elon Musk with ‘robot wife,’ May 26, 2023
Full Fact, Pictures of Elon Musk's ‘robot wives’ are AI-generated, May 23, 2023
Fast Company, The guy behind ‘Balenciaga Pope’ wants people to stop stealing his AI-generated images, May 25, 2023
Washington Post, Elon Musk debuts Tesla robot, Optimus, calling it a ‘fundamental transformation’, Oct. 1, 2022
The Verge, Tesla Bot can walk very slowly and pick up stuff now, May 16, 2023
Tesla YouTube video, Tesla Bot Update, May 16, 2023
Poynter, What the pope’s Balenciaga puffer jacket says about AI and misinformation, March 28, 2023
Instagram direct message exchange with Pablo Xavier, owner of @art_is_2_inspire account, June 1, 2023
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