Don't expect competition authorities to wade into the Microsoft-OpenAI power-play -- yet

Competition authorities may not intervene in the Microsoft-OpenAI power struggle for now

Microsoft's acquisition of top executives and AI engineers from OpenAI raises questions about competition regulators and the movement of AI expertise. OpenAI's board fails to reinstate CEO Sam Altman, who joins Microsoft along with president Greg Brockman and leading AI engineers. Microsoft remains business-as-usual.

Microsoft is attracting top executives and AI engineers from OpenAI, a company in which it holds a minority stake. This has raised questions about what competition regulators can do about the movement of AI expertise into Microsoft. OpenAI’s board has failed to reinstate CEO Sam Altman, who has chosen to join Microsoft, along with president Greg Brockman and several leading AI engineers. A large number of OpenAI staff are also considering moving to Microsoft. Microsoft has maintained a business-as-usual approach during these changes at its strategic AI partner.

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