How Mira Murati reached the top of the world of artificial intelligence (and the staggering wealth of the Albanian)

2023-11-18 20:23:31Fokus SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
Mira Murat

"Mira Murati has had an impressive career as a technology leader and most recently as the chief technology officer of OpenAI, following the departure of Sam Altman due to a lack of confidence on the board.

Through her dedication to the democratization of AI, her ability to bring together diverse teams and her courage to take on technical challenges, Mira has helped transform the company from a startup to one of the world's leading AI companies."

With these words, the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, has described the 35-year-old born in Vlora, Albania, in the American magazine Time. And as of today Murat is at the helm of OpenAI, the company that released ChatGpt and whose board of directors just fired founder Sam Altman.


For Murat, this is a temporary meeting, while he waits to understand how this earthquake that has shaken the world of technology will be resolved.

As Business Insider writes, Murat joined OpenAi as a researcher in 2018, when the company had only 40-50 employees.

She quickly rose through the company's hierarchy, becoming chief technology officer in 2022. She now oversees the teams behind ChatGPT and the Dall-E 2 image generator.

The dangers of AI

Last February, Time magazine also included it in the 100 Next list of 2023 and, on that occasion, Murati gave an interview in which she defined ChatGpt as a guy sharing the dangers that AI brings.

"We are living in a unique moment in history, where we have an active role in how society will be shaped. And it goes both ways: technology shapes us and we shape it, she said, adding that there are also many questions about social impact, and there are many ethical and philosophical questions that we need to consider. This is why it is important to include different voices, such as philosophers, social scientists, artists and people from the world of humanities".


“As a key leader in one of the fastest growing industries, she has a demonstrated ability to bring together teams with technical expertise, business acumen and a deep appreciation for the importance of the mission.

As a result, Mira has helped create some of the best AI technologies we've ever seen, including ChatGpt, DALL-E, and GPT-4.

"At Microsoft we are fortunate to partner with OpenAI to safely and responsibly bring the benefits of this technology to every community and country in the world," wrote Nadella, who at the helm of Microsoft has invested $10 billion this year in OpenAI.

"It's not too early - concludes Murat regarding the ethical issues related to AI - It's very important that everyone starts getting involved, given the impact these technologies will have."


The OpenAI company researches artificial intelligence with the stated goal of developing it safely and usefully.

OpenAI, which has raised billions of dollars from Microsoft and was ranked first on CNBC's "Disruptor 50" list this year, went public in late 2022 after releasing its AI chatbot ChatGPT to the public.

The service went viral by allowing users to convert plain text into creative conversation, and has prompted major tech companies like Alphabet and Meta to increase their investments in generative AI.


An Investor Times report estimates her net worth to be worth $5 million in 2023. Murati worked as a senior manager in Model X production at Elon Musk's Tesla between 2013 and 2016. She led the development of manufacturing projects of Tesla Motors vehicles, including the Model X, as well as revolutionary aerospace initiatives. He also oversaw Leap Motion's engineering and manufacturing teams.


Albanian Mira Murati, originally from Vlora, is the creator of the most famous and certainly the most controversial AI application. Murat does not talk much in her interviews and the truth is that she is not often asked about her childhood, but has always accepted her origins. At the age of 16, when her family immigrated from Albania to Canada, Murat began to blossom into what she is today, that is, more interesting, sought after, but largely unknown.