Samsung Bans ChatGPT And Other AI Among Its Staff

Samsung has told staff that they can no longer use ChatGPT after it was discovered that sensitive code had been uploaded to the AI.

Bloomberg reports that a memo was sent to Samsung employees warning them of the move, with the company worried that data sent to AI companies could find itself in the hands of other users.

Data given to AI systems like ChatGPT is then used to train them, potentially surfacing that data at a later date and to third parties.

The Suwon, South Korea-based company notified staff at one of its biggest divisions on Monday about the new policy via a memo reviewed by Bloomberg News. The company is concerned that data transmitted to such artificial intelligence platforms including Google Bard and Bing is stored on external servers, making it difficult to retrieve and delete, and could end up being disclosed to other users, according to the document.

“Interest in generative AI platforms such as ChatGPT has been growing internally and externally,” Samsung told staff via the memo. “While this interest focuses on the usefulness and efficiency of these platforms, there are also growing concerns about security risks presented by generative AI.”

The ban means that generative AI like ChatGPT cannot be used on Samsung-owned devices like phones, tablets, and computers as well as anywhere on its internal corporate networks.

“We ask that you diligently adhere to our security guideline and failure to do so may result in a breach or compromise of company information resulting in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment,” Samsung told its workers.

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