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Elon Musk praises Javier Milei's World Economic Forum speech — and gets his Grok AI to make his annual dig at Davos

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Elon Musk praises Javier Milei's World Economic Forum speech — and gets his Grok AI to make his annual dig at Davos
  • Elon Musk posted a link to Argentine president Javier Milei's World Economic Forum speech on X.
  • Musk also used his Grok AI to "roast" WEF chief Klaus Schwab in his annual potshot at the Davos event.

The World Economic Forum in Davos is in full swing, but one of the great and good is not in Switzerland this week: Elon Musk.

The Tesla CEO used his AI chatbot, Grok, to take his annual shot at the gathering of business and political leaders in the World Economic Forum conference in Switzerland by "roasting" WEF chief Klaus Schwab in a post on X.

However, Musk was full of praise for one Davos attendee: Argentine president Javier Milei. He said in an X post that the dog-cloner's speech was a "good explanation of what makes countries more or less prosperous."

In his first address on the global stage after his shock victory in November, Milei claimed the developed world was under threat because those "supposed to defend the values of the west have been co-opted by a vision of the world that inexorably leads to socialism, and therefore to poverty," he said Wednesday.

Musk has previously expressed his admiration for Milei, who's embarked upon a radical program of economic transformation while also clamping down on public protests.

The billionaire wrote on X that "prosperity is ahead for Argentina" after the self-professed "anarcho-capitalist" was elected.

'Evil plan'

Grok, which Musk has said was designed to have a "rebellious streak" and give satirical answers, described Schwab as a "walking, talking example of what happens when someone reads too many dystopian novels and starts to think they are a self-help guide."

The AI chatbot also made fun of Schwab's "Great Reset" initiative, unveiled by the World Economic Forum in 2020 and has become a target for conspiracy theorists, asking "who names their evil plan to take over the world after a Windows update?"

Musk has been a regular critic of Davos in the past, posting on X last year that he had declined an invitation to attend. However, organizers said he hadn't been invited since 2015.

"We shouldn't be obsessed with WEF/Davos, but they take themselves sooo seriously that making fun of them is awesome," Musk said on X last January.

He's also spread some conspiracy theories associated with the WEF and the "Great Reset" — a pandemic recovery plan proposed by Schwab and the Prince of Wales in 2020.

It received plenty of legitimate criticism, but also sparked conspiracy theories that believe it is a sinister plan by elites to use the Covid-19 pandemic to control the world.

Musk railed against the WEF as becoming "an unelected world government" and "trying to be the boss of Earth" in X posts last year.

Comments under his X post "roasting" Schwab also featured several posts alluding to conspiracy theories surrounding the WEF.

The World Economic Forum did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.


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