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EU regulators join UK in examining Microsoft’s OpenAI partnership.

The European Commission is examining whether Microsoft’s $13 billion investment into OpenAI is reviewable under the EU merger regulation rules. “We are inviting businesses and experts to tell us about any competition issues that they may perceive in these industries, whilst also closely monitoring AI partnerships to ensure they do not unduly distort market dynamics,” says Margrethe Vestager. The UK’s antitrust watchdog is also asking similar questions.

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