Have questions. European regulators are also interested in the suspicious collaboration between Microsoft and OpenAI
January 10, 02:14 Share:
OpenAI responded to a bug in ChatGPT (Photo: The Japan Times)
Given the rapid development of generative artificial intelligence, EU authorities are keen to ensure that the market remains competitive.
Against this backdrop, the European Commission said EU regulators are reviewing some of the deals between major digital market players and generative AI developers and providers and their impact on the market.. In particular, the EC is reviewing whether Microsoft's $13 billion investment in OpenAI can be reviewed under the EU Merger Regulation.
“It is important that these new markets remain competitive and that nothing stands in the way of developing businesses and delivering the best and most innovative products to consumers,” said EC Executive Vice-President and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
As NV Techno wrote, the previously scandalous dismissal of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, his temporary joining of Microsoft and return to the company made the British authorities interested in whether the tech giants were preparing for a merger. The companies were invited to comment on whether their partnership resulted in one of them gaining any form of control over the other.
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