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When ChatGPT debuted in November, people all over the world showed interest in this artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot.

Only a few months later, Italy raised eyebrows when it became the first country to ban its government employees from using the chatbot or any similar types. The country flagged the chatbot based on its lack of security features.

Now, Samsung has become one of many companies to ban its employees in its mobile and appliances division from using any generative AI services.

In an internal memo sent to staff on Tuesday, the tech giant said that it’s working to find ways to use generative AI services in a “security-safe environment for employees so that work efficiency and convenience can be enhanced”.

The memo said to refrain from uploading work-related information to any AI platforms when logging in on personal computers outside company premises.

News24 reports that more than 60% of Samsung staff said in an internal survey there were security risks with using generative AI platforms with company devices.

Samsung Electronics isn’t the first multi-national company to do so. Goldman Sachs has also banned its employees from using it for work purposes or on their company phones and laptops.

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