The UK’s antitrust regulator is considering launching a merger investigation into Microsoft’s collaboration with OpenAI, worth several billion dollars. This follows OpenAI’s disclosure that Microsoft would hold a non-voting board seat. The investigation will assess whether the collaboration represents an “acquisition of control.” Microsoft emphasized it only plays a non-voting observer role and is willing to cooperate with the investigation. The regulator previously examined Microsoft’s operations earlier this year. The collaboration involves a significant investment from Microsoft in OpenAI, aiming to advance artificial intelligence.
(Source: Cointelegraph)