Apple Bans ChatGPT Use at Work Amid Its AI Initiatives
Following in the footsteps of Samsung, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and other companies, Apple has now prohibited ChatGPT, Bard, Bing, and similar generative AI chatbots among its employees.
The decision stems from Apple’s intention to develop its comparable technology. As per the report, the company is concerned about employees’ potentially accidental disclosure of confidential information using these programs.
Additionally, Apple has told its employees not to use Microsoft’s Copilot, an automated tool for writing software code. Chatbots like ChatGPT have raised concerns regarding user data privacy and its application in training AI systems, which impacts millions of users.
Due to a problem that allowed users to access titles from another user’s chat history in March, OpenAI took ChatGPT offline. Although OpenAI introduced an option to disable chat history to address privacy concerns, it does not alleviate Apple’s concerns or those of other companies regarding employee usage of AI chatbots.
Samsung has joined the list of companies that have banned their employees’ use of AI tools like ChatGPT. This decision was prompted by instances where employees shared source code with ChatGPT. Samsung is developing its own AI tools and wants to protect company information and personal data by avoiding third-party chatbots.
Similarly, Amazon has suggested that its engineers use the internal AI tool of the business rather than ChatGPT for coding assistance.
According to sources, Apple is reportedly working on its large language models as an alternative to ChatGPT and similar AI technologies. Former Google employee John Giannandrea is serving as senior vice president and leading Apple’s AI initiatives under the direction of CEO Tim Cook.
The CEO highlighted the need for a deliberate and thoughtful approach to generative artificial intelligence and acknowledged the various concerns surrounding the technology and its significant potential.