As big tech companies are in a fierce race with each other to build generative AI tools, they are being cautious about giving their secrets away. In a move to prevent any of its data from ending up with competitors, Apple has restricted internal use of tools likeand Microsoft-owned , a new report says.
According to, Apple is worried about its confidential data ending up with developers who trained the models on user data. Notably, OpenAI launched Thursday. Separately, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman that the chatbot has been on the list of restricted software at Apple for months.
In May, Samsung alsoafter reportedly registering three separate incidents of them feeding proprietary company data to the chatbot.
Other organizations including banks like, , and telecom giant have also restricted their staff from accessing ChatGPT.
The WSJ report noted that Apple is developing its own generative AI models but didn’t expand on what they may be used for. In March, reported that multiple teams at Apple, including the one working on Siri, are .point to Apple being on the hunt for generative AI talent, however.
Apple dabbled with generative AI itself when it released. Given that AI was the core theme of the just-concluded , all eyes will be on Apple to make some AI-related announcements during its upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) next month.