Apple Bans ChatGPT Use By Employees Over Fears Of Data Leaks

The tech giant is restricting employee usage of outside AI chatbots.

The tech giant's internal document stated that employees will not be allowed to use AI chatbots from outside the company while they develop their own AI technology.

Apple, the world's largest tech company, has banned its employees from using the popular AI chatbot ChatGPT for fear that sensitive data may be compromised.

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The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple's internal documents for employees prohibited the use of Microsoft's ChatGPT or similar AI tools, while it was developing its own AI technologies.

The document states that

The iPhone developer is worried about employees using the apps and exposing confidential information.

The article also mentioned a limitation on GitHub’s AI tool Copilot. This is a Microsoft owned application that automates the writing of software code.

Cointelegraph contacted Apple for more information.

This ban is a result of

ChatGPT is a new app.

Apple App Store on May 18th.

The app is available now for iPhone and iPad owners in the United States, but will be expanded to other countries 'in coming weeks'. An Android version will also be released'soon'.

Other large companies, like Apple, have also restricted the internal use of ChatGPT. Samsung employees received a memo on May 2.

Ban on the use of AI generative

ChatGPT is one of the tools that can be used.

In the case of Samsung, the policy was implemented after a Samsung employee uploaded a "sensitive code" to the platform.

Samsung warned employees using such apps on their personal devices to not upload any information about the company or face disciplinary action, including termination.

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Bank of America has also prohibited the use of ChatGPT and other generative AI software within their own organizations.

AI chatbots have been banned by many companies for their employees.

The process of creating

Their own applications

Apple CEO Time Cook stated in May that the company intends to "weave" AI into its products.