the south korean Samsung Electronics forbade use artificial intelligence services such as ChatGPT to the employees of its mobile and home appliances divisionthe company announced Tuesday, citing examples of “wrong use” of this technology.
Interest in AI-powered chatbots has skyrocketed since Microsoft-backed ChatGPT launched in November.
This service caused a stir for its ability to generate essays, songs, test answers, or even news articles.
But it also provoked concerns about data collection and processing that make these types of applications.
Large financial companies, such as Goldman Sachsprohibited or restricted the use of these platforms to their employees.
Now, the South Korean Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest chip producer memory and smartphones, joins that list.
The ban applies to the mobile and home appliances division, a Samsung representative told the AFP.
An internal communication obtained by the AFP He explains that Samsung is looking for ways to use these AI services in “a safe environment for employees so that work efficiency can be improved.”
“Until these measures are ready, we temporarily prohibit the use of generative AI services on company-owned computers,” he says.
The communiqué also asks its staff to do not upload work-related information to these platforms through personal computers from outside the company’s facilities.
Samsung argues that there has been “misuse cases” of services such as ChatGPT by its employees, but does not provide details about it.
more than 60% of Samsung workers said in an internal survey that there were security risks associated with using these platforms on company devices.
(With information from AFP)
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