Antitrust enforcers admit they’re in a race to understand how to tackle AI

Antitrust enforcers on both sides of the Atlantic are grappling to get a handle on AI, a conference in Brussels heard yesterday. It’s a moment that demands “extraordinary vigilance” and clear-sighted focus on how the market works, suggested top U.S. competition law enforcers.
From the European side, antitrust enforcers sounded more hesitant over how to respond to the rise of generative AI — with a clear risk of the bloc’s shiny new ex ante regime for digital gatekeepers missing a shifting tech target.
The event — organized by the economist Cristina Caffarra and entitled Antitrust, Regulation and the New …