Glyph Tech Shots: From AI Regulation, to Google and The Game of Monopoly. Here’s Everything That’s Got The Tech World Buzzing.‍

Dipti Sood
September 18, 2023

Tech Titans Unite for AI Regulation, Musk's Call for Control

Elon Musk, along with tech giants like Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai, met with US lawmakers to discuss regulating artificial intelligence (AI). Musk emphasized the "overwhelming consensus" for AI regulation. Concerns range from job displacement to misinformation. Musk called for a regulatory body to oversee AI, with Zuckerberg supporting collaboration between American companies and the government. While there's agreement on government's regulatory role, crafting legislation remains a challenge.

Google's Monopoly Battle, The Four-Tap Showdown Begins

Google is under trial, accused of being a tech monopoly. Prosecutors focus on payments made to Apple, Samsung, and others for default search engine status. They argue these payments secure Google's grip on the market. Google defends itself, citing competition from various search methods. The trial could lead to structural changes within Google, and it comes at a time when AI and new search technologies pose challenges to the tech giant's dominance.

Musk's Taiwan-China Sparks Geopolitical Fire

Elon Musk's statement likening Taiwan to an "integral part" of China has drawn strong reactions. Taiwan's foreign minister, Joseph Wu, firmly stated that Taiwan is not for sale and criticized Musk's comments. Tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated, marked by Chinese military drills around the island. Musk's remarks aren't new, as he previously suggested China could have some control over Taiwan. These comments add to existing geopolitical tensions between China, Taiwan, and the US.

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