A hacker on Twitter
Before you start thinking that this is a contract to work indefinitely at Twitter, no, good old hotz is too smart enough to fall into the clutches of the most widely held bird on the internet scene today. Elon Musk has hired him temporarily as requested by Hotz himself. The contract, which will last 12 weeks, will allow the hacker to work exclusively on improving Twitter’s search system, which, as you know, is not the most efficient and accurate in the world.
This job will be a win-win for both parties, since Hotz will presumably be paid well for his work and Musk will remove one more problem from the many that he has identified within his social network. But it is also that Musk will remove an old thorn in his head.
Almost enemy of Tesla
A few years ago, after ending an amicable settlement with Sony over the PS3 hacking case, Hotz announced that he would set up his own company, Comma AI, which would focus on bring a driver assistance system to life which would directly compete with Tesla’s autopilot technology.
This daring, as expected, caught the attention of Elon Musk, but it was not until a few weeks ago when Hotz announced that he would leave his position to focus on other things, and that is when Musk decided to put on the table a million-dollar offer to work at Tesla that could not refuse. And he refused.
This unexpected rudeness seems to have not ended too well between the two, who supposedly ended up sparking. But everything changed recently when Elon Musk invited him to talk about the situation of Twitter. Thus was born the temporary work agreement.
What are you going to do?
A tweet posted by a Twitter user sums up the situation a bit. In the words of PlayboysJourney “No way, this guy goes in and fixes Twitter’s unusable broken search in a month, while thousands of people couldn’t in years.” To which Hotz replied “That’s what Elon told me my job is, and I’ll do my best to do it. I am 12 weeks.”
George Hotz 🐀
that’s what Elon told me my job was, and I will try my hardest to do it. I have 12 weeks
also trying to get rid of that nondismissable login pop up after you scroll a little bit ugh these things ruin the internet https://t.co/vZbSfEqlfW
November 22, 2022 • 05:13
It is clear that the objective has been defined, so we will see if he finally achieves the objective. It’s going to be a pretty exciting few weeks (if not already) in the world of Twitter, but it’s clear that a more efficient and fruitful new search panel is going to be something everyone will love.