Apple employees will reportedly be banned from using ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence tools.
The news, first reported by The Wall Street Journal(opens in a new tab)comes as Apple is The company is reportedly developing its own speech-generating AI technology(opens in a new tab). According to the news agency, the company fears that employees using programs like OpenAI’s chatbot could leak confidential data.
Employees were also advised not to use it GitHub’s copilot(opens in a new tab)which is owned by Microsoft and uses OpenAI code to automate the writing of software code, the report said.
Google Bard isn’t available where I live, so I asked ChatGPT to help me access it
Apple isn’t the first major tech company to restrict its employees’ use of ChatGPT. ChatGPT has been banned for Samsung employees after confidential information was accidentally leaked to the platform. Other institutions, like JP Morgan(opens in a new tab), banks of america, (opens in a new tab)And Citigroup(opens in a new tab) have also banned ChatGPT to protect confidential information.
The chatbot developed by OpenAI also recently faced data breaches. In March, a ChatGPT bug exposed the user’s payment information and the first message of new conversations. OpenAI seems to be taking these privacy issues seriously, and in April is rolling out a new feature that allows users to turn off their chat history.
OpenAI is also working on one ChatGPT’s new subscription tier for businesses(opens in a new tab)is aimed at “professionals who need more control over their data, as well as businesses who want to manage their end users.”
Interestingly, on Thursday, OpenAI announced that it was launching a ChatGPT app for Apple’s own iOS.