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How States Can Keep Big Tech from Dominating AI

A handful of tech giants are poised to control AI. States like California and New York can do something about it.

Gnesh Sitaraman, Natalie Foster


March 13, 2024

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Biased Language, False Dilemma, Appeal to Emotion

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The narrative delves into the monopolistic tendencies within the artificial intelligence (AI) industry, focusing on how the sector's current structure, dominated by major tech companies, presents significant policy and regulatory challenges. The use of Biased Language is apparent in the depiction of these companies as having a "stranglehold" over technology, implying a level of control and manipulation that precludes fair competition. A False Dilemma is presented by suggesting the only alternatives are either unregulated dominance by these tech giants or government intervention to ensure innovation and competition, without considering potential market-driven solutions or collaborative regulatory approaches. An Appeal to Emotion is evident in the discussion of the potential consequences of inaction, painting a grim picture of stifled innovation and a landscape where only the largest players can thrive. The narrative advocates for state-level initiatives as a countermeasure to federal inaction, highlighting efforts in California and New York to create public options for cloud computing, aiming to democratize access to critical infrastructure for AI development. The emphasis on state actions as "laboratories of democracy" suggests a proactive and experimental approach to addressing complex issues in the AI sector, positioning states as crucial players in shaping a more equitable technological future. This perspective underscores the urgency and importance of regulatory innovation at the state level to prevent further entrenchment of monopolistic practices in AI and to foster an environment where smaller entities and public interests can flourish.

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