Apple Has Restricted Employees From Using ChatGPT, Bard, Others, Over Fear Of Future Product Leaks
Apple has completely banned the use of any Large Language Models such as ChatGPT, Bard, and more to use between employees, according to internal documents and various anonymous leaks. Despite the App Store officially bringing ChatGPT to the iPhone, there are some precautions the company is reportedly taking to avoid information leaks.
Apple is also said to be working on a ChatGPT-like language model, but extensive details are not available
ChatGPT has witnessed a meteoric rise in popularity, so it will not be surprising to hear that Apple employees are also taking advantage of the Large Language Model. However, fearing that the software may leak sensitive data, The Wall Street Journal reports that the use of the program has been banned by the technology giant, with additional information stating that Apple is working on its own version of the chatbot. To remind you, a bug in March allowed users to see the chat history of other ChatGPT users. Thankfully, ChatGPT added an option letting users switch off their chat history and not contribute to training the AI model.
Like Apple, Samsung, too, has banned the use of ChatGPT for the same reason while also reportedly making efforts to release its own competitor. Sadly, no other details regarding Apple’s plans were provided in the report, though we have often heard about multiple products that the company and its team are working on behind closed doors, but sadly, these efforts never materialize. It was only a matter of time before Apple embraced the AI bandwagon, and just like Google, we expect to see some announcement at WWDC.
It should not be surprising to hear that Apple is working on its own version of ChatGPT since the Cupertino tech behemoth was the first to unveil Siri, the smart voice assistant, back in 2011. Unfortunately, the company is now behind in the AI race, which makes us wonder what plans it has concocted to tackle this wide adoption of the Large Language Model. Given Apple’s history of waiting for specific technologies to mature, we believe this practice will maintain its current route, and we should see an official announcement down the road.Continue Reading