Internal emails reveal the fear that prompted Microsoft’s OpenAI investment and pushed Google into an AI panic

Microsoft’s hefty investment into OpenAI was borne out of fear that Google was outpacing the firm in AI, according to an internal email exchange between Microsoft executives.

The emails, disclosed as part of the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) ongoing antitrust trial against Google and first reported by Business Insider, point to the reactive measures prioritized by Microsoft in the recent AI boom. 


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