Software giant’s partnership with top-of-the-line ChatGPT maker has again raised eyebrows for possible anti-trust behavior and gained attention over a major boardroom shake-up. The tech world was shocked following the firing of OpenAI CEO and leading tech world figure, Sam Altman, leading to dramatic anticipation of what’s to come. Microsoft obtaining a non-voting position by a three-member board was eye-opening and led to speculation about the firm’s future. Seeing Microsoft get a non-voting position at OpenAI’s pinnacle meetings was super intriguing. Regulatory authorities are keeping a close eye on the matter. It’s rare for the non-profit firm to be scrutinized by anti-trust bodies. The global AI giant now holds a 49% share in OpenAI. Further investigations are being carried out by regulatory authorities to scrutinize if Microsoft’s investments in OpenAI could be impacting the UK market’s competition negatively. Similar probes could likely arise across the region. We really need antitrust regulators to investigate these kinds of deals and preserve competition. This is crucial — the conversation around the AI race just keeps on having more and more layers. There’s a lot going on around OpenAI’s governance and the recent changes made shows things are shifting across the region.