Samsung Implements New Policy Prohibiting Use of Generative AI Platforms

Samsung prohibits its employees from using popular generative Al technologies including OpenAl’s ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Bing.

Through a memo reviewed by Bloomberg, the South Korean company informed staff members of one of its largest divisions that a new policy had been implemented. The company is concerned about the information sent to platforms for artificial intelligence, such as Google Bard and Bing, because it is difficult to retrieve and remove because it remains stored on external servers. Samsung is concerned that other users might get information about this data.

Last month, the company conducted a survey to determine how often Al tools are used throughout the organisation. According to the survey’s findings, 65% of respondents believe using these services poses a security risk.

“Interest in generative AI platforms, such as ChatGPT, has been growing both internally and externally, while this interest is concentrated on the effectiveness and efficiency of these platforms, security concerns regarding generative Al are also growing” Samsung told staff.

The memo claims that the unintentional release of internal source code by Samsung engineers, who posted it to ChatGPT, led to the creation of the new policy.

The prohibition on generative AI applies to company-owned laptops, tablets, and mobile devices as well as internal networks.