Samsung Bans ChatGPT Among Employees After Sensitive Code Leak
Samsung Electronics has banned its employees from using ChatGPT and other AI-based chatbots, becoming the latest company to restrict the use of AI services in the workplace, fearing that these platforms could leak sensitive internal data, according to Bloomberg.
According to Bloomberg, the campaign was sparked by the discovery last month of an accidental leak of confidential internal source code by an engineer who uploaded it to ChatGPT.
Then last week, Samsung issued a memorandum banning the use of "generative artificial intelligence" tools.
Although the seriousness of the leak is unclear, Samsung is concerned that the data shared with its AI chatbots is stored on servers belonging to the companies that operate the service, such as OpenAI, Microsoft and Google, and that there is no there is no easy way to access it. and delete it. . .
The report adds that the company is also concerned that sensitive information shared with users such as ChatGPT may be shared with other users.
By default, ChatGPT saves the user's chat history and uses the chats to further train their models, and while the platform allows users to manually turn it off, it's unclear if this setting works. applies retroactively to old threads.
Samsung isn't the only tech giant battling employee use of ChatGPT and similar tools; Amazon issued a similar warning to its employees in January. The e-commerce giant has ordered its employees not to share company code or confidential information with ChatGPT after discovering ChatGPT response patterns similar to Amazon's internal data. In February, JPMorgan Chase severely restricted its employees' use of ChatGPT over concerns it faced potential regulatory risks associated with sharing sensitive financial information. Other major US banks - Bank of America, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs - quickly followed suit.
Despite lingering concerns, many workplaces are beginning to integrate generative AI tools into their workflows. Last month, Goldman Sachs, one of the banks that imposed restrictions on the use of ChatGPT employees, said it was using generative AI tools to help software developers write and test software. coded. However, the company has not disclosed exactly which tool or service it uses. Management consulting firm Bain & Company also announced earlier this year that it was integrating OpenAI's generative tools into its management systems. IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said on Monday the company would stop hiring people to do work that can be done with artificial intelligence tools.
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