FTC Chair Lina Khan on AI regulation, startup acquisitions, and more

by Y Combinator11/7/2023

FTC Chair Lina Khan in front of the text "A conversation with FTC Chair Lina Khan"

As we've said before: you may not be interested in government, but the government is absolutely interested in you. For anyone working in startups and tech, this only gets more true by the day.

FTC Chair Lina Khan went on a whirlwind tour of Silicon Valley last week as she looks to better understand and strengthen the relationship between Silicon Valley and DC.

One of her stops was at our office in San Francisco, where she sat down for an on-stage chat with YC president Garry Tan. We invited a number of founders and press to attend, and the topics discussed were important enough that we figured we’d share the audio recording with everyone. In the interview, Chair Khan dives into how the FTC thinks about startup acquisitions, AI regulation, maintaining a "level playing field" for future startups, and more; in the latter half, we opened up the Q&A to the audience.



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