While this is a good thing in that it drives up the value of AI skills, it is a bad thing in that the talent gets concentrated in a small number of companies.
What Will Stop AI’s Momentum?
Robbie Allen

Unfortunately this monopoly happens with many technologies as of late. It takes a long time for the world to drive out of the rut when only a small nucleus of corporations decide the direction of technology. How much further might we have been along the technology road had it not been for this kind of throttling?