According to reports, Samsung has forbidden its workers from using ChatGPT or other generative AI on work PCs, tablets, or phones. According to Bloomberg, this restriction also applies to personal devices using corporate networks.
This development follows the past month's significant internal data breach to ChatGPT, and the ban is not simply applicable to ChatGPT. The restriction also extends to other generative AI chatbots, such as Google Bard and Microsoft Bing.
Samsung is “concerned” about the data being given to generative AI platforms, such as Google Bard and Bing, since it is kept on external servers, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. Because of how hard it is to recover and remove, there is a risk that private firm information may be exposed to other parties.
“Interest in generative AI platforms such as ChatGPT has been growing internally and externally,” according to a memo from Samsung to staff members. “While this interest focuses on the usefulness and efficiency of these platforms, there are also growing concerns about security risks presented by generative AI.”
Samsung's new policy does not apply to gear that is sold to customers, such as Galaxy smartphones and Windows laptops, but the firm has given strict limits about the usage of generative AI on hardware that is provided by the business.
Employees at Samsung were informed that failing to follow security guidelines “may result in a breach or compromise of company information resulting in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.”
The South Korean IT behemoth is also looking at creating its own AI solution to solve the issue. This service would be able to summarize and translate papers in addition to helping with software development.