THE WORST MONOPOLY 34: COGNITIONX DATA SCIENCE, AI AND MACHINE LEARNING BRIEFING

 


There have been numerous acquisitions of AI start-ups, by Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet recently. Read TechCrunch’s article on how this could lead to the worst monopoly in US history.

Are the concerns valid? Agree? Disagree? Let me know and we will publish your views.

All the best,

Tabitha ‘AiTakeover’ Goldstaub

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