Shivon Zilis is a respected AI researcher and project leader, often being asked to speak at congresses about her journey with AI and her vision of humanity’s future. But this week, she rocketed to global notoriety after it was revealed that she had welcomed twins with the world’s richest person, Elon Musk . The twins were reportedly born in November last year. But just one month later, Musk welcomed his second child with singer Grimes via a surrogate. He also has triplets and twins from his first marriage to author Justine Wilson . The surprise twin revelation came after Zilis and the Tesla and SpaceX CEO reportedly filed court papers for the twins to take on the Musk surname, with Zilis’ surname becoming their second name. Zilis is 36 and Musk is 51. But just who is the woman who has grabbed headlines for years, first for her take on AI and now as the secret bae to one of the world’s most controversial yet lauded thinkers? Meet Zilis, the Canadian techie who loves animals and hanging out with her pals. Move over, Scott Disick! Meet Sofia Richie’s new fiancé, Elliot Grainge She’s an AI queen Zilis’ Twitter bio reveals that she is interested in artificial intelligence, biological intelligence and “whatever exists in between and beyond”. According to The Washington Post , Zilis is on the board of OpenAI, an AI research organisation that Musk co-founded. In 2011, she joined an emerging venture project Bloomberg Beta as a founding member. Her role was to help decide whether machine learning start-ups could get the go-ahead. Her role at Neuralink Last year, Zilis spoke at the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on AI and said she spent time focusing on watching AI unfold “in the best way possible”. She said Neuralink was working to solve brain and spine problems. Her LinkedIn profile lists her as the director of operations and special projects at Neuralink. This. The idea of zero-sum is a fallacy. Humanity has way more important problems to solve than it does people to solve them, so wasted people hours on zero-sum games is net negative for creating the best possible future. Let’s instead build wonderful things that help and inspire https://t.co/yToV39BSTa — Shivon Zilis (@shivon) December 27, 2020 In the presentation, she said she believed it was critical that humanity gets to decide about AI as it unfolds in the world. Zilis grew up in Canada and moved to the US, explaining that for the past 10 years, she had dedicated her life to AI and it was during this time that she met Musk. Who is the father of Amber Heard’s baby? Meet daughter Oonagh Paige The Elon Musk link According to The Washington Post , she joined OpenAI as an adviser in 2016 and later became a board member. She also worked at Tesla for two years where she focused on AI-led projects. SPACE LASERS 😍 pic.twitter.com/zczzbW22Be — Shivon Zilis (@shivon) July 26, 2021 On Twitter, Zilis is not shy to show her support of Musk, even switching her timeline on the platform to a reverse chronological view, an act Musk has advocated for. She also regularly responds to his tweets, agreeing to his comments on topics including utopia, zero-sum games and humanity. The Prince Harry connection Zilis wrote on Twitter that she was asked to brief Prince Harry about tech start-ups back in 2013. She posted a picture of herself with Harry and said she was explaining how she got her watch through a crowdfunding campaign. She said that she was so nervous, when the watch showed her pulse, it was at an elevated level of 145bpm. But Zilis also said Harry was a real gentlemen about it and she remarked that he was a “class act guy”. Who is the richest woman in the world right now? (No, it’s not Kim K) What does her Twitter tell us about her? Zilis often posts videos and pictures of herself hanging out with her friends. In one video, she was celebrating her birthday. Her friends had made her a cake with the Canadian flag and a husky on it. More delicious or terrifying? Can't decide.. @victoriaesong @kevinshiiba @marksbirch @aac @trikro #NYCdumpling pic.twitter.com/nBFHTor4 — Shivon Zilis (@shivon) April 10, 2012 She said she grew up playing hockey and, at 13, discovered a love for AI. The brunette beauty also often goes skiing and appears to love the outdoors. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .