Microsoft escaped panic – ITavisen

Microsoft escaped panic – ITavisen

This could have destroyed Microsoft's important ambitions in the field of artificial intelligence.

Microsoft invested $13 billion in OpenAI

But the EU decided not to formally investigate the company's involvement in OpenAI after failing to discover that the company controlled Sam Altman's company after the case was filed in January this year. Microsoft declined to comment further on the matter, but recently stated that the partnership with Altman AI “has fostered greater innovation and competition in the field of artificial intelligence, while maintaining the independence of the two companies.”

If the European Union had initiated an investigation into the relationship between the two companies, the aim would have been to find out whether Microsoft could resort to anti-competitive activities. If the committee had found this, Microsoft could have been forced to divest from OpenAI in one or more ways.

“Fast forward to this morning, and Microsoft announced that OpenAI founder Sam Altman will head up its new AI research group. Additionally, there are rumors that half of OpenAI's employees will resign if Altman does not return as president. Can Microsoft is thought to have pulled some strings to make things fall into place roughly as they do today, i.e. half the people at OpenAI, along with some of the most talented people in AI, suddenly became Microsoft employees at Altman's new company. a team? “Poaching is a thing in Silicon Valley — the best people don't grow on trees,” ITavisen editor Trond Bie wrote in a commentary last November before OpenAI's situation stabilized and Altman returned as president.

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