- Samsung bans employees from using AI chatbots on devices after data leaks.
- Concerns about the difficulty in deleting or retrieving data from external servers.
- Employees were warned to adhere to security guidelines or face disciplinary action
Reports are emerging that Samsung Electronics has imposed a ban on employees using any AI chatbot on any of their electronic devices. This ban was imposed after there was a leak of sensitive data due to an employee’s little mistake.
Samsung warned employees
The South Korean tech giant has generated a memo to impose the ban after some of its employees accidentally uploaded internal data to an AI platform, reports Bloomberg. After this ban, employees will not be able to use any AI tools on any of their electronic devices.
According to Bloomberg, Samsung is very concerned about AI tools like chatGPT and Bard after the incident. The company also notes that the information uploaded on the AI platforms is stored on external servers making it more difficult to delete or retrieve data which can end up in data being disclosed to other users.
After this incident, the Korean company told its employees that there has been growing interest in these AI platforms internally and externally however, it is also the need of the hour to remain cautious. Samsung told its employees that these AI tools should always be used to maximize efficiency and productivity.
“We ask that you diligently adhere to our security guidelines, 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 staff in the memo.
However, there have been no reports of Samsung making its own AI platform, But they are one of the biggest stakeholders of these AI platforms. Samsung is also working on its own AI tools for document translation and summarizing, but they will be restricted to the company’s internal use.