Microsoft, Nvidia to Face US Antitrust Probes Over Moves in AI | Windows

The two US antitrust agencies have agreed to divide responsibility over the artificial intelligence industry, giving the Federal Trade Commission the go-ahead to open a probe into Microsoft Corp.’s relationship with OpenAI, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Justice Department will probe whether Nvidia Corp. violated antitrust law and retain oversight over Alphabet Inc.’s Google, according to the people, who asked not to be named discussing inter-agency negotiations.

The agencies reached the deal in the last few days after more than six months of negotiations, the people said. The agreement gives each agency authority to open an antitrust probe into the company’s conduct as well as recent deals related to it.

As part of that, the FTC has opened a probe into whether Microsoft failed to properly notify the antitrust agencies about its deal with Inflection AI, according to the people. In March, the Redmond, Washington-based software giant agreed to pay the startup…


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