Apple has restricted the use of ChatGPT and banned Copilot for employees
Apple has restricted the use of ChatGPT and other external AI tools to some employees as it develops its own similar technology. This is reported by The Wall Street Journal by reading the relevant document.
According to it, the company is concerned about the possible disclosure of confidential data by employees who use such programs. Apple also banned its employees from using GitHub’s Copilot, owned by Microsoft, which automates the writing of software code.
Earlier, during a call with analysts regarding Apple’s quarterly results, the company’s CEO Tim Cook expressed some concern about the advances in the field of AI.
“I do think it’s very important to be deliberate and thoughtful on how you approach these things,” said Cook. “There’s a number of issues that need to be sorted…in a number of different places, but the potential is certainly very interesting.”
By the way, Apple is known for its strict security measures to protect information about future products and consumer data. However, this company is not the only one wary of AI technologies. For example, JPMorgan Chase and Verizon banned its use. Amazon.com has encouraged its engineers who want to use ChatGPT to help with coding to use its own internal AI tool.
Apple was one of the early adopters of consumer AI when it launched the Siri voice assistant in 2011. According to sources, the company is currently working on its own large language models.