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  • A new report suggests the United States government is planning antitrust suits against NVIDIA, OpenAI, and Microsoft.
  • Allegedly, the DOJ will go after NVIDIA, while the FTC will go after OpenAI and its primary investor, Microsoft.
  • The last time news like this came out, the government ended up going after Google, Apple, Amazon, and Meta.

Recently, the United States government has become more emboldened in its opposition to Big Tech, likely taking cues from the European Commission, which has given us things like the GDPR, USB-C ports on iPhones, and a more open and fair iOS ecosystem. Today, we have some new information about the US government’s possible next plan of attack: antitrust lawsuits against some of the biggest names in AI.

According to The New York Times, the US is investigating antitrust suits against NVIDIA (makers of the chips that power a lot of AI platforms), OpenAI (owners of the popular ChatGPT platform), and Microsoft (the principal investor in OpenAI). Since this is a massive undertaking, the government is apparently splitting up duties. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is going after OpenAI and Microsoft, while the Department of Justice (DOJ) will focus on NVIDIA.