More companies are cracking down on the use of generative AI chatbots like ChatGPT, Microsoft’s Bing Chat, and Google’s Bard. The latest business to ban the use of these types of chatbots is Samsung.
Bloomberg reports that the company sent a memo to all employees last week, prohibiting them from using chatbots at work or on devices used for work. According to the report, Samsung discovered that some of its employees had uploaded confidential company source code to ChatGPT. No word on what kind of data was leaked.
Although Samsung employees are allowed to use chatbots on devices they own personally, and can use them outside of work, the company’s memo tells its workers to use the company’s chatbots. Do not submit any information, or upload any personal information that could result in a leak. of Samsung’s intellectual property. The memo added:
We urge you to follow our security guidelines diligently and failure to do so may result in a breach or compromise of Company information which may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
The report says that Samsung is developing its own AI software that will do some of the things that chatbots can do, such as summarizing reports, writing software and translating.
The latest move by a major tech company to ban the use of chatbots at work shows that more and more businesses are becoming concerned about how creative AI could lead to more security issues. Is. This week, Microsoft outlined how it will implement responsible AI practices into its products.