With the rise in artificial intelligence and apps like Chat GPT, many companies are pushing pause on adapting this technology. In this newsletter we are looking at what companies have already banned
this tech and why.
MANY COMPANIES ARE BANNING CHATGPT
"ChatGPT is proving to be a rather alluring assistant in many professions, but it's not without risks, and some companies have banned the chatbot at work. It may seem obvious that uploading work-related information to an online artificial intelligence platform owned by another company is a potential security and privacy breach. Still, ChatGPT can be a real boon for some feeling the time crunch. In particular, software engineers find ChatGPT useful for writing, testing, or debugging code, even though the technology is prone to errors. Around 43 percent of employees use AI such as ChatGPT at work, mostly without telling their boss, according to a survey of about 12,000 professionals." Learn more
APPLE BANS THIS TECHNOLOGY
"Apple has blocked the use of AI tools for some of its staffers, becoming the latest major firm to restrict the use of generative AI platforms at work, amid concerns employees may leak sensitive internal data. Most companies banning the use of third-party AI tools are concerned about how services like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard store data shared with them on servers. The other complication stems from the fact that most chatbots and AI services rely on user inputs to train their models and may accidentally serve other users a company’s proprietary data without even being aware of it. While ChatGPT offers users a way to disable saving chat histories, it is not turned on by default. It is also unclear if deleting a chat has any impact if a service has already used the conversation for training its models. In March, OpenAI had to briefly shut down ChatGPT to resolve a bug that allowed some users to see parts of another user’s chat history." Learn more
SHOULD YOU BAN CHATGPT AT YOUR COMPANY?
"When it comes to using ChatGPT in the workplace, many companies have already forbidden its use by employees. One reason is that employers are concerned about employees giving ChatGPT, and thus
OpenAI, company data that could be confidential. Another reason is that ChatGPT, like other LLM-based AI, can “hallucinate”—a term used when AI makes up information and presents it as fact. Despite these concerns, a new survey from Fishbowl by Glassdoor reveals that an overwhelming majority of those polled do not feel that ChaptGPT should be banned in the workplace. As a matter of fact, 80% of respondents said they would be against their company banning or restricting ChatGPT in the workplace." Learn more