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- Samsung reportedly banned its employees from using generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Google Bard.
- The company is concerned about how these AI services store user data and their potential for leaking sensitive information.
- Samsung is also said to be developing its own AI tools.
Samsung reportedly imposed an internal ban on generative AI tools after employees accidentally leaked sensitive data to ChatGPT. according to bloombergThe South Korean tech giant took action after it was discovered that its employees had uploaded internal source code to an artificial intelligence platform.
Samsung apparently sent a memo banning the use of ChatGPT to one of its largest divisions on Monday. An internal company document that he reviewed bloomberg It states that Samsung is interested in how AI services like ChatGPT and Google Bard store user data. The company also notes that information fed to AI platforms is stored on external servers, which makes it difficult to retrieve and delete, and thus, may end up being disclosed to other users.
“Interest in generative AI platforms such as ChatGPT is growing both internally and externally,” Samsung told its employees. “While this attention is focused on the usefulness and efficiency of these platforms, there are also growing concerns about the security risks presented by generative AI,” the company said.
According to Samsung’s new policy, its employees are prohibited from using generative AI products on their phones, tablets, computers, and the company’s intranet. The policy, of course, does not affect Samsung consumers. In fact, ChatGPT-powered BingAI is now an essential part of Samsung phones with the SwiftKey keyboard integration. Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard comes pre-installed with OneUI and now features the new Bing AI.
“We require that you adhere diligently to our security guidelines, and failure to do so may result in a breach or compromise of company information resulting in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment,” Samsung told employees in the memo.
Samsung’s generative AI tools?
the bloomberg The report goes on to reveal that Samsung is working on its own AI tools for translating and summarizing documents as well as for software development. By the looks of it, these tools can be limited to internal company use. It is unclear if Samsung will bring any of its AI products to consumers. There is no such indication from the company, at least for now.