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OpenAI CTO Mira Murati predicts job loss in art space because of AI, says, 'they shouldn't exist anyway'

OpenAI Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati may not be artists' best friend considering her views on how artificial intelligence is going to shape the creative space. 

In an interview earlier in the month at Dartmouth Engineering, Murati said AI will replace some of the creative jobs, and the reason will be that they are dispensable anyway. 


"I think it's really going to be a collaborative tool, especially in the creative spaces," Murati told Dartmouth University Trustee Jeffrey Blackburn in an interview, a snippet of which was shared by X user @tsarnick

"Some creative jobs maybe will go away, but maybe they shouldn't have been there in the first place," the CTO said. "I really believe that using it as a tool for education … creativity, will expand our intelligence."

The assessment failed to strike a chord with the public, many of whom came out X to slam the CTO.

An X user named Meg(They) said it's Murati's job that shouldn't exist. 

"The thing that gets me about Gen AI is that it literally doesn't have to exist. It doesn't fill a previously untapped market. The only thing it accomplishes is making it easier for corporations to avoid paying creative people. It's useless. Also Mira Murati's job shouldn't exist," said the "queer illustrator." 

A user @ColonelKSpeaks said he doubts whether people in tech know what art is. 

"Whether it's Daniel Ek saying that making music in 2024 'basically costs nothing,' or Mira Murati’s failure to understand creative jobs: it's clear that tech is led by people who don’t like or understand the arts," the person, whose bio read he is a product manager at 18F, said.

Another X user named @JodySinclair_ said: ”This is one of the most dangerous statements to come out OpenAI. AI should be for doing the monotonous, non creative tasks. Not the creative ones. Why is it being implemented widely to do the opposite? When we lose the human creativity in art, it stops being art."

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