A month after confidential data from Samsung was mistakenly revealed to ChatGPT, the electronics company is intent on becoming more strict with its utilization of the generative AI system. Samsung intends to put a temporary hold on employing generative AI tools on both corporate-owned and privately owned devices connected to the company’s internal networks, including computers, tablets, and phones. This ban is set to encompass not just ChatGPT, but also services such as Microsoft’s Bing and rival AI programs like Google’s Bard.
It was Bloomberg that first reported about the forthcoming restriction. This rule would only be applied to gadgets that Samsung has supplied to its employees; for this reason, persons and other users of Samsung phones, laptops, and other linked tools will not be affected. It is uncertain if it has been carried out currently or when it will commence if it has not yet been put into action.
Samsung has not provided a response when asked to comment.
A memorandum on Monday stated that the limitations would be temporary until Samsung can roll out protective procedures for safely using AI technology to make employees more efficient. The news coming from the South Korea-based tech giant is that they are making their own AI programs for tasks such as programming and translations.
Since it was released in November last year, Open AI’s ChatGPT AI conversation bot has been widely used, with people relying on it for a wide variety of tasks ranging from simple research to business-related tasks. However, this rapidly expanding field of AI is now facing some challenges. Samsung, who may have had proprietary data leaked to the service last month is one, others have identified potential issues such as data privacy violations, copyright infringements and incorrect responses from ChatGPT.
At the beginning, Samsung’s Device Solutions branch was allowed to use AI creation tools on March 11th. After a data leak occurred, there was a memo issued from them asking any of their employees using generative AI everywhere else not to send out any kind of information that might show the company’s privately held information or private data.
Samsung commented that it can be difficult to access and remove the data stored on external servers and the information sent to these artificial intelligence (AI) resources could be made available to other individuals. According to the company’s internal poll conducted in April, roughly 65% of individuals reported that employing generative AI possibilities posed a security threat.
OpenAI has been striving to address certain contentious matters resulting in some affected bans being rescinded. Recently, use of ChatGPT was again permitted in Italy after OpenAI made moves to apply new confidential measures. Several principal banking institutions, such as Bank of America, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan, have recently begun limiting workers’ access to ChatGPT.
In South Korea, tech giants such as LG and SK Hynix, a producer of memory chips, are having difficulty formulating their own protocols related to the use of generative AI technology.