“The downside of competition in AI is a race to the bottom on safety. Each of us has to commit not to do that and resist the pressures.” ~ MIRA MURATI, OPENAI CTO
Mira Murati is a mechanical engineer, researcher, and business executive who is currently the chief technology officer (CTO) of OpenAI, a non-profit research laboratory that is dedicated to developing safe and beneficial artificial general intelligence (AGI). She is also a co-founder of the Partnership on AI, an initiative that brings together companies, universities, and non-profits to work on the ethical development and use of AI.
She is also the co-founder of the Partnership on AI, an initiative that brings together companies, universities, and non-profits to work on the ethical development and use of AI.
Murati is a pioneer in the field of AI, and her work has had a major impact on the development of some of the most advanced AI technologies in the world. She is best known for her work on ChatGPT, a large language model chatbot that is able to generate human-quality text in response to a wide range of prompts and questions. ChatGPT has been used to create a variety of innovative applications, including chatbots that can provide customer service, generate creative content, and even help people learn new things.
Murati is also a leading advocate for the responsible development and use of AI. She believes that AI has the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as climate change and disease. However, she also warns that AI could be used for harmful purposes, such as surveillance and social manipulation. She is committed to working with others to ensure that AI is developed and used in a way that benefits all of humanity.
She joined OpenAI in 2018, following a stint at Tesla. But she didn’t follow an obvious path to Silicon Valley’s most high-profile companies. She spent her formative years in her native Albania, growing up during the Balkan country’s shift from a totalitarian communist system to a more democratic government. The transition was sudden and somewhat chaotic, but she has said she credits the old regime with one thing: When everything else was equal, there was an intense competition for knowledge. And while the internet in Albania was quite slow back then, she was already seeking answers to her many questions (including how the human brain works), and looking for ways to apply technology to life’s biggest problems. At age 16, Murati left her home country after she was awarded a scholarship to attend an international school in Vancouver, Canada; she later got an engineering degree at Dartmouth, and eventually made her way to San Francisco for a senior product manager role on Tesla’s Model X.
“In 2019, we had GPT3, and there was the first time that we had AI systems that kind of showed some sense of language understanding. Before that, we didn’t think it was really possible that AI systems would get this language understanding. In fact, we were really skeptical that was the case.” – Mira Murati
Murati’s work has been recognized by numerous awards and honors. She was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2023, and she was also included in Fortune magazine’s list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in the same year. She is a role model for women and immigrants in the tech industry, and she is an inspiration to many people around the world.
There are a number of factors that have contributed to Mira Murati’s success. One of them is her intelligence and drive. She is a brilliant engineer and researcher with a passion for AI. She is also a hard worker who is not afraid to take on new challenges. Another factor is her diverse background. She has experience in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, and technology. This gives her a unique perspective which allows her to see problems from different angles.
Mira Murati’s success means so much for the whole world because it’s a clear sign that the world is changing for the better. AI is becoming increasingly important, and it is clear that AI will play a major role in shaping the future of humanity. Murati’s work at OpenAI is helping to ensure that AI is developed and used in a responsible way.
Favorite song: Paranoid Android by Radiohead
Favorite book: Duino Elegies, a collection of poems by Rainer Maria Rilke.
Favorite movie: A Space Odyssey
Favorite music: Johann Strauss’s Blue Danube Waltz
Way to go Mira! Thank you for making us proud!