Samsung bans the use of generative AI tools according to reports. The company’s employees are banned from making use of the popular tools on the equipment of the company after a data leak, as per Bloomberg reports.
Samsung Generative AI Tools
Samsung has reportedly banned its employees from utilizing popular generative AI tools such as ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Bing due to security concerns.
The Korea-based company has just notified employees at one of its biggest divisions on Monday of the newly announced policy, Bloomberg reported. The ban in question is out of concern that data used by AI platforms is stored on external servers and could end up being disclosed to others, Bloomberg reported.
Samsung’s Announcement to Its Staff
“Interest in generative AI platforms such as ChatGPT has been growing internally and externally,” Samsung reportedly told its staff. “While this interest focuses on the usefulness and efficiency of these platforms, there are also growing concerns about security risks presented by generative AI.”
Effects and Impacts of Generative AI Tools
Generative AI captured the attention of the public with the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in November, which is a chatbot that is built on a very powerful AI engine that can help write software, hold conversations, and even compose poetry. Microsoft is employing the technology foundation of ChatGPT, GPT-4, in a bid to boost Bing search results, thus offering email writing tips and helping to build presentations.
The Reason for the New Policy
The new policy is coming amid heightened concern over the risks that are associated with AI. Hundreds of tech executives and experts in AI signed an open letter urging leading artificial intelligence labs to pause the development of AI systems back In March, thus citing “profound risks” to human society in general.
The new policy comes after engineers at Samsung leaked internal source code accidentally simply by uploading it to ChatGPT, the memo stated.
Samsung’s Memo Regarding the Leak
“HQ is reviewing security measures to create a secure environment for safely using generative AI to enhance employees’ productivity and efficiency,” the memo stated. “However, until these measures are prepared, we are temporarily restricting the use of generative AI.”
The new rules in question ban the use of generative AI systems on Samsung-owned computers, tablets, and phones as per reports by Bloomberg.
When reached out to for comment, Samsung did not respond immediately.
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