Apple is famous for protecting its projects and maintaining confidentiality from its employees. Now, base The Wall Street Journal, the tech giant is concerned that its employees may inadvertently expose proprietary information while using ChatGipt. To prevent that scenario from happening, Apple is said to have restricted the ability of ChatGPT and other AI tools like GitHub’s Copilot to automatically complete code. Journal He also says that Apple is working on its own large language models.
At the beginning of April Economist Korea Three Samsung employees reportedly shared confidential information with ChatGPT. Apparently, one employee asked him to check the chatbot’s database source code for errors, and the other asked him to improve the code. A third employee allegedly uploaded a recorded meeting to a chatbot and asked it to take minutes. It is not clear how Apple will limit the use of generative AI tools and if it will completely ban their use. But in Samsung’s case, the company limited employees’ chatGPT requests to one kilobyte, or 1024 characters, of text length.
Large language models like OpenAI’s get better the more people use them, because user interactions are fed back to developers for further training. ChatGPT’s terms and conditions, for example, state that conversations “may be reviewed by [its] To improve AI trainers [its] Systems.” It’s not surprising for a company as secretive as Apple to restrict their use. That said, OpenAI introduced a new privacy control setting in April that allows users to delete their chat history. Used for training, the company pulled ChatGipt for hours after it made it available to users because of a bug that showed other people’s chat history. .
Not much is currently known about Apple’s LLM projects, if they actually exist, but all of its AI efforts are overseen by John Giannandrea, who used to lead Google’s search and AI teams. The tech giant has launched several AI startups in the past few years. When asked about AI in a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that the tech giant is taking a cautious approach: “I think it’s important to be intentional and careful about how you look at these things.”