UK watchdog worries about tech giants’ AI market control

The regulator acknowledges tech partnerships’ potential benefits but warns against dominant ones, which could harm competition.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the United Kingdom has expressed concerns over Big Tech’s increasing dominance in the advanced AI sector, with CEO Sarah Cardell expressing “real concerns” over the industry’s development.

In a paper on foundational AI models released on April 11, the CMA highlighted the increasing interconnection and concentration among developers in the cutting-edge tech sector, which is fueling the surge in generative AI tools.

The CMA’s paper highlights the consistent involvement of Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Meta, and Apple (collectively known as GAMMA) across various aspects of the AI value chain.

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