Why Samsung banned the use of ChatGPT by its employees
|Why Samsung banned the use of ChatGPT by its employees|
Earlier in April, Samsung engineers accidentally leaked internal source code by uploading it to ChatGPT. So last Monday, Samsung notified its employees of the new policy through a memo that banned them from using popular generative AI tools like ChatGPT in the workplace after they uploaded sensitive code to the platform.
According to the memo, the company is concerned about the security of data sent to generative AI platforms as it is stored on external servers, making it difficult to retrieve and delete and may disclose it to other users. Also, 65% of employees believe that such services pose a security risk. Samsung's new rules prohibit the use of generative AI systems on the company's personal computers, tablets, or smartphones, as well as on its internal networks. The rules do not apply to company devices sold to consumers.
It asked employees who use ChatGPT on personal devices not to send any information related to the company, as this could lead to dismissal. Although ChatGPT has added a stealth mode that allows users to block their conversations from being used in training the AI model this is not a sure thing.