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The European Commission is investigating Microsoft's €15 million ($16.3 million) investment in French startup Mistral, which came just after the latter released a large language model to compete with OpenAI's ChatGPT. Founded in 2023 by researchers from Google DeepMind and Meta, Mistral has raised over €385 million ($417.1 …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Resistance is futile

    We are the Borg

    Why do I feel like I'm living in a corporate feudal autocracy.

  2. mpi Silver badge

    Stage 1:

    Embrace

  3. StrangerHereMyself Silver badge

    Inevitable

    I believe the domination of AI by large tech-companies is inevitable since the investment needed to power and develop AI is humongous (requiring many billions in GPU's alone) and only the largest and most credit-worthy companies can finance it. There's not enough venture capital available in Europe to finance a large AI start-up.

    So essentially tne EU is spitting into the sea.

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