The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is intensifying its focus on generative AI. Central to their antitrust concerns is the practice of exclusive dealing. While such arrangements can be competitive, they raise red flags when they enable a firm to control essential market segments. Continue Reading →
In an eyebrow-raising display of regulatory bravado, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now playing detective with OpenAI's chatbot, ChatGPT. Apparently, the FTC suspects this AI tool of engaging in deceptive practices, generating erroneous information that could harm consumers. This is a bit rich, considering OpenAI has been up front about potential flaws, even including a warning label about the possibility of false or misleading info. But hey, who reads those, right? Continue Reading →

Regulating Twitter

Twitter Bird in Cage
Imagine a universe where Twitter is fully regulated, an alternative Twitterverse. This is not a place that will ever exist, but sometimes it's helpful to simplify complex issues to help think them through. What would your perfect Twitterverse be like? What rules and regulations would have to exist? Would the world be a better place if your imaginary Twitterverse existed, or would it just present us with a different set of complex issues? Continue Reading →