Samsung Imposes Ban On ChatGPT And Other AI Tools After Data Leak
Samsung has banned its employees from using ChatGPT and other Generative AI tools on their phones, tablets, and computers after a data leak case.
The use of generative AI technologies like ChatGPT by Samsung staff members is forbidden. The South Korean consumer electronics giant is reportedly sending out a note to its staff members advising them of the new policy.
The action was taken as a result of Samsung learning that one of its employees had uploaded private code to ChatGPT in April of this year, which put a stop to the adoption of such technology in the work environment.
The business is worried that information sent to artificial intelligence systems like Google Bing and Google Bard is retained on external servers, making it harder to retrieve and remove, and could wind up being revealed to other users, according to the memo.
According to a Bloomberg narrative, Samsung polled its employees last month on their usage of AI tools, and 65% of those polled said that doing so posed a security risk.
Samsung informed personnel that demand in generative AI systems like ChatGPT has been rising both within and externally.
“While this interest focuses on the practicality and effectiveness of these kinds of platforms, there are also rising concerns about the security threats posed by generative AI.”
When OpenAI released ChatGPT in November 2022, generative AI technologies first gained attention. Italy likewise forbade the use of ChatGPT due to privacy concerns, though this has since changed.
A number of Wall Street firms, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., and Citigroup Inc. either banned or restricted its use as a result of the chatbot service’s surge in interest in the technology.
With the implementation of the new policy, Samsung has forbidden its employees from using generative AI systems on company-owned laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, and also on its internal networks.
According to the message from Samsung, failing to follow the security guidelines “may result in an infringement or vulnerability of company data leading to disciplinary proceedings up to and including termination of employment.”
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The memo stated, “HQ is looking into security measures to establish a safe environment for employees to use generative AI to boost their productivity and efficiency. However, we are temporarily prohibiting the use of generative AI until these precautions are prepared.”
The consumer electronics products the corporation sells, such Android smartphones and Windows laptops, are unaffected by the new regulations.