On November 8, 2023, Mira Murati, chief technology officer of OpenAI, spoke with Dan Huttenlocher, dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing. Murati, who joined via Zoom, talked about her experience leading the teams behind ChatGPT and Dall-E, and shared her opinions on the explosive growth of generative AI and the social and ethical issues in computing technologies.

Their conversation is part of a new series of fireside chats hosted by the Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing (SERC), a cross-cutting initiative within the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, that brings together industry thought leaders and academic scholars to explore the opportunities and challenges that arise with the broad applicability of computing in many aspects of society.