Apple bans ChatGPT from employees20. May 2023
Apple bans ChatGPT from employees
San Francisco, 5/20/2023
Apple has banned its employees from using external AI tools like ChatGPT due to concerns about the disclosure of sensitive data.
The ban on external generative use of I follows similar restrictions imposed by Samsung, JPMorgan, Bank of America and others.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, ChatGPT has been on Apple’s restricted software list for months. Apple’s limitation also applies to Copilot, GitHub’s AI programming assistant, and other AI tools.
OpenAI stores and verifies user interactions with ChatGPT as part of its standard practice.
Conversations are used to train the AI systems and are subject to moderation. This means that anything users type into the chat box is non-confidential.
The news comes a day after OpenAI launched an iOS app for ChatGPT, its first official mobile app. The app is currently available in the US, supports voice input and is free to use.
Meanwhile, Apple is hiring more people in the AI space to incorporate more generative AI into its offerings.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple advertised 28 AI-focused positions in the first three weeks of May, with a large number of positions specifically related to generative AI.