With the release of ChatGPT by OpenAI at the end of 2022, the wave of artificial intelligence (AI) has swept across the globe. People are filled with anticipation for the productivity improvements and job creation brought by AI, while also expressing concerns about potential job losses. However, to this day, the substantive impact of AI on the economy does not seem to have fully manifested. This article will explore the remarks made by OpenAI's Chief Technology Officer, Mira Murati, at the Asian Technology Conference, as well as the prospects for AI's impact on the economy.

Preliminary Exploration of AI's Economic Impact

Although major companies have embraced AI and it has indeed led to some layoffs, no industry's positions have been completely replaced to date. Federal Reserve Chairman Powell has pointed out that although generative AI is expected to promote productivity growth, significant changes are not likely to occur in the short term. Executives from OpenAI have expressed similar views, believing that the economic impact of AI has just begun.

Insights at the Asian Technology Conference

At the Asian Technology Conference held from May 29th to 31st, Mira Murati participated and spoke remotely via video, emphasizing that the impact of AI on the economy has just begun. She believes that although AI systems have already entered the labor market as collaborators, their comprehensive impact on business and work has not yet been fully recognized.

Promoting Global Popularization of AI

Murati emphasized that to have a more profound impact on the global economy, AI must be promoted worldwide. The GPT-4o chatbot recently released by OpenAI is seen by Murati as the future of human-computer interaction, indicating further popularization of AI technology.

Long-term Impact of AI

Clement Delangue, CEO of AI company Hugging Face, suggested that in the short term, people may overestimate the impact of AI technology, but in the long run, AI will have a significant impact on the world within 10 years.

Competition and Security

Faced with fierce competition from competitors such as Google, Meta, Anthropic, and xAI, Murati believes that competition itself is positive, but it must ensure that safety is the highest principle and avoid taking shortcuts.


The impact of AI on the economy has just begun, and the future development is full of infinite possibilities. As Murati said, we may overestimate the impact of AI in the short term, but in the long run, AI will undoubtedly become an important force in promoting economic and social progress. As technology continues to mature and become more widespread, how AI will play a role in future economic development is worth our continued attention and thought.

Note: This article is a technology self-media article rewritten based on the report from Caixin, aiming to explore the prospects of the impact of artificial intelligence on the economy.