Di Porto on Artificial Intelligence and Competition Law: A Computational Analysis of the DMA and DSA

Fabiana Di Porto (University of Salento; LUISS; Hebrew University) has posted “Artificial Intelligence and Competition Law. A Computational Analysis of the DMA and DSA” (Concurrences, 3 (2021)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This Article investigates whether all stakeholder groups share the same understanding and use of the relevant terms and concepts of the DSA and DMA. Leveraging the power of computational text analysis, we find significant differences in the employment of terms like “gatekeepers,” “self-preferencing,” “collusion,” and others in the position papers of the consultation process that informed the drafting of the two latest Commission proposals. Added to that, sentiment analysis shows that in some cases these differences also come with dissimilar attitudes. While this may not be surprising for new concepts such as gatekeepers or self-preferencing, the same is not true for other terms, like “self-regulatory,” which not only is used differently by stakeholders but is also viewed more favorably by medium and big companies and organizations than by small ones. We conclude by sketching out how different computational text analysis tools, could be combined to provide many helpful insights for both rulemakers and legal scholars.