The Stack: Microsoft-Activision Approved in EU; OpenAI Chief Appeals for AI Regulation

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This week: EU regulators approve Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard, Open AI chief calls for regulation of AI...

EU regulators broke step with the UK and US this week by approving the tie-up between Microsoft and gaming developer-publisher Activision-Blizzard, with potentially major ramifications for the media industry.

In the US, OpenAI's Sam Altman called for better regulation for AI just days after Meta announced a new AI sandbox for advertisers. Meanwhile, tech giant Google agreed to part with USD$8m (~£6.4m) to settle claims of false advertising and Tencent reported an 11% jump in revenue for Q1 2023.

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