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U.S. Clears Way for Antitrust Inquiries of Nvidia, Microsoft and OpenAI

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Federal regulators have agreed to move forward with antitrust investigations into the dominant positions of three major players in the artificial intelligence industry. The investigations will focus on Microsoft, OpenAI, and Nvidia. The Department of Justice will lead the investigation into Nvidia’s potential violations of antitrust laws, while the Federal Trade Commission will focus on OpenAI and Microsoft. This deal highlights the increasing scrutiny of AI technology and its potential impact on various industries. The government has previously targeted tech giants like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Meta in similar investigations. Nvidia, Microsoft, and OpenAI initially avoided intense regulatory scrutiny but have recently come under closer examination due to the rise of generative AI technology. The Federal Trade Commission has already opened an investigation into OpenAI for potential harm to consumers and has initiated inquiries into strategic partnerships between tech giants and AI start-ups.