Why AI consolidation will create the worst monopoly in US history
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I actually have been spending a lot of time recently thinking about this problem, glad to see it is being written about.
OpenAI exists as a foil to this, right?
Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft will likely continue to poach new AI and machine learning startups, regardless of the cost to end users or the industry as a whole. These companies simultaneously sit on vast stores of user data that are rivaled only by governments. Only by making machine learning and AI more open, transparent and shareable — the opposite of what’s happening now — will companies have a fighting chance to make AI something that benefits everyone.