Apple Inc has decided to limit use of ChatGPT and several other external artificial intelligence tools for its employees as Apple develops similar technology, according to Wall Street Journal’s Thursday report, citing a document and source.
Reuters report stated, Apple is concerned about the leak of confidential data by employees who use the AI programs and has also advised its employees not to use Microsoft-owned GitHub’s Copilot, used to automate the writing of software code, the report said.
Last month, OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, said it had introduced an “incognito mode” for ChatGPT that does not save users’ conversation history or use it to improve its artificial intelligence, as per a Reuters report.
Scrutiny has been growing over how ChatGPT and other chatbots it inspired manage hundreds of millions of users’ data, commonly used to improve, or “train,” AI, added the Reuters report.
Earlier Thursday, OpenAI introduced the ChatGPT app for Apple’s iOS in the United States.
Apple, OpenAI and Microsoft yet to respond on this latest development.
Story first published: Friday, May 19, 2023, 12:19 [IST]