The EU is poised to approve Microsoft’s $69 billion bid to acquire videogame maker Activision Blizzard, Reuters reported Thursday, even as the deal faces resistance from other antitrust regulators in the U.S. and U.K. The European Commission, Europe’s antitrust regulator, isn’t expected to require Microsoft to sell any of its properties to carry out the deal, the report said. By contrast, UK...
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Fear and Longing in the AI Wars
Hi, welcome to your Weekend! This is Abe filling in for Jon, who returns as Weekender-in-Chief next Saturday.If the cars, brain implants and spaceships don’t pan out, Elon Musk has a promising future as a fear-monger. His was the leading name attached to a widely discussed open letter published this week that urged a halt in artificial intelligence research, warning that AI poses “profound...
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