The American company Apple has prohibited its employees from using neural networks such as ChatGPT and GitHub Copilot (the latter created in collaboration with OpenAI and Microsoft). This is reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing its own sources familiar with the company’s document.
The main reason for the new restriction is the risk of confidential information leaking, since when using ChatGPT, the data is transferred to the developer’s server.
Apple is not the only company that has banned employees from using neural networks for programming or generating text. These include JPMorgan Chase and Verizon, as well as Amazon, whose programmers are encouraged to use internal AI programs.
Apple is also working on its own big language models, sources familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. Development is being led by John Giannandrea, who was stolen by Apple from Google in 2018. Under his leadership, the company acquired a number of AI startups.
Previously, streaming service Spotify removed tens of thousands of songs generated by artificial intelligence startup Boomy. In total, 7% of all uploaded songs were removed.