Apple bans employees from using ChatGPT and other AI bots

Apple bans employees from using ChatGPT and other AI bots in the workplace

With the proliferation of tools for working with artificial intelligence, most of which are based on the cloud infrastructure of large corporations, many companies have started to ban their employees from using these tools for their official work, for fear of losing sensitive information. Apple recently adopted this policy.

This became known from the publication The Wall Street Journal, referring to Apple’s internal policy. The company itself is developing a tool for working with artificial intelligence, the now popular chatbot, and currently has decided to ban employees from using third-party solutions such as Copilot, which helps developers create program code. Apple is known for its strict privacy policies, which almost completely prevent the leakage of information about future products, even considering the company’s enormous size and the presence of numerous contractors. It goes without saying that under the new conditions, the “apple giant” wants to block the potential channel for sharing such data.

Apple is just one of many companies and organizations that have banned the use of public chatbots to process proprietary information. One of the first, based on several incidents, with such a ban was issued by South Korea’s Samsung Electronics. The trend was helped by some US banks and telecom operators, as well as online retail giant Amazon.

According to one source, Apple itself has been working on developing its own language model since 2018, when it poached Google from John Giannandrea (John Giannandrea, pictured above), who has experience in relevant activities. Since then, the Cupertino-based company has acquired several smaller developers interested in artificial intelligence technologies. This week, Apple opened up access to the mobile version of ChatGPT to users of its proprietary application store.

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Robbie Elmers

Robbie Elmers is a staff writer for Tech News Space, covering software, applications and services.

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