Welcome to the latest edition of our Tech Updates! It's the 19th. May 2023 and we are ready to once again take you on an exciting journey through the most exciting developments and news from the world of technology.
This week the focus is on big changes. We'll look at the latest moves in artificial intelligence, from Apple and its decision to limit the use of AI tools like ChatGPT, to OpenAI, which continues its commitment to the mobile world by launching the ChatGPT app for iOS devices prove.
We also take a look at YouTube and its plans to introduce unskippable 30-second ads for TV. Here we ask ourselves how such changes could affect the user experience.
Apple restricts the use of AI tools like ChatGPT
In a notable move, Apple has restricted the use of external artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT for its employees. This ban comes at a time when companies are increasingly concerned about the security and privacy of their information.
Apple, known for its strict privacy policies, justified the decision by fearing that such AI tools could lead to confidential company information being publicly disclosed. The exact details of the restrictions are not yet known, but the decision underscores Apple's commitment to privacy.
This step is not limited to Apple. A number of other global heavyweights such as Samsung, JPMorgan Chase and Verizon have banned similar AI-powered tools due to similar privacy concerns. As AI models become more complex, concerns about data leaks are a real threat to companies.
In response to these concerns, Microsoft is developing a special version of ChatGPT for business customers. This release aims to address companies' privacy concerns by introducing dedicated security and privacy measures. This initiative is expected to pave the way for wider adoption of AI-powered tools in the business world.
Meanwhile, there are reports that Apple is working on its own large language models and AI technologies. Although there is no official confirmation yet, it would be a logical development for Apple to further expand its own AI infrastructure to further ensure data security and data protection.
Overall, it appears that we are in a time of change as companies are grappling more closely with the risks and opportunities associated with the use of AI technologies. Security and data protection will play an increasingly important role.
ChatGPT iOS app: OpenAI enters the mobile market
OpenAI has reached an important milestone by introducing the official ChatGPT app for iOS. This opens up a whole new world of access to artificial intelligence for millions of iOS users. The app will initially launch in the USA and will be expanded to other countries in the coming weeks.
The iOS app allows users to leverage ChatGPT's impressive capabilities directly on their mobile devices. Additionally, the app is designed to seamlessly sync chat histories across different devices. This means that users can continue the conversation with ChatGPT regardless of what device they are currently using.
Another notable feature of the app is the integration of the Whisper voice recognition system, which supports voice input. This allows for an even more intuitive and accessible use of ChatGPT.
Android users can rejoice as the ChatGPT app is expected to be available for Android devices soon, expanding the reach of the AI platform even further.
Additional benefits are available to ChatGPT Plus subscribers, who receive exclusive access to the capabilities of GPT-4, including early access to new features and faster response times. Everything will be accessible on iOS devices.
The uses of the ChatGPT app are diverse and range from providing quick answers and personalized advice, to providing creative inspiration, to career support and learning opportunities. With the launch of this app in the mobile market, OpenAI promises to revolutionize the way we interact with AI.
YouTube introduces unskippable 30-second ads for TV
YouTube, the popular video platform, is planning some changes to its advertising strategy. Notably, the company has announced that it will introduce unskippable 30-second ads for television. These longer commercials are shown instead of two consecutive 15-second ads.
In addition, YouTube plans to show ads even when users pause videos. These so-called “pause ads” appear as a banner around the video and can be removed by selecting the “close” button. It's still unclear when exactly these changes will roll out, but YouTube has already announced an increased crackdown on ad blockers.
The 30-second ads are intended to only apply to high-quality content, showing that YouTube is trying to continue providing users with a high-quality experience. The company is also testing other formats, such as ads that appear on the TV screen when a video is paused.
In parallel, YouTube has also introduced pop-up messages indicating that ad blockers are not allowed on the platform. Instead of using ad blockers, YouTube recommends users to subscribe to YouTube Premium to enjoy an ad-free viewing experience.
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That's it for today's tech updates. This week we've seen companies like Apple and YouTube adapt their strategies to improve and protect privacy. to optimize the user experience. At the same time, OpenAI is opening up new possibilities for mobile access to artificial intelligence with the introduction of the ChatGPT app on iOS.
These developments demonstrate how technology companies strive to continually evolve their products and services to respond to changing trends and needs. They also highlight the importance of privacy and user experience in today's digital world.
We look forward to presenting you the latest developments and news from the world of technology again next week!