FTC AI Inquiry Signals Intensified Focus On Emerging Tech


Karen M. Lent Michael H. Menitove David P. Wales Oliver F. Green

Partners Karen Lent, Michael Menitove and David Wales discuss two recent FTC actions that demonstrate the Biden administration’s increased antitrust scrutiny of emerging tech, particularly AI:

  • An inquiry into Alphabet’s, Microsoft’s and Amazon’s investments and partnerships related to Open AI and Anthropic.
  • The agency’s first-ever tech summit focused on competition risks around AI.

For businesses that have significant market shares and are using AI in their products or services, the authors include suggestions to help avoid potential difficulties as the FTC and DOJ intensify their focus on AI.