Apple Blocks Update to Email App With ChatGPT Tech Fearing Inappropriate Content: Report

Apple has delayed the approval of an replace to an e mail app with AI-powered instruments as a consequence of worries that it might generate inappropriate content material for kids, the Wall Road Journal reported on Thursday, citing communications between the iPhone maker and the app developer.

An replace to the e-mail app, BlueMail, which makes use of a custom-made model of OpenAI‘s GPT-3 language mannequin, was blocked final week, Ben Volach, co-founder of BlueMail developer Blix, advised the Journal.

Volach in a Twitter publish stated Apple was unfairly focusing on BlueMail and that the app has content material filtering. Plac­ing the next age restric­tion on the app may restrict dis­tri­b­u­tion to po­ten­tial new customers.

“We wish honest­ness. If we’re re­quired to be 17-plus, then oth­ers must also need to,” he tweeted, including that many different apps that publicize ChatGPT-like options listed on Apple’s app retailer would not have age restrictions.

Apple, which stated it was trying into the grievance, stated builders have the choice to problem a rejection via the App Overview Board course of.

Blix and Volach didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ requests for remark.

OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which may generate content material in response to consumer prompts, has captivated the tech trade.

Microsoft and Alphabet‘s Google each introduced their very own AI chatbots earlier in February.

Whereas AI-powered chatbots are a nascent area, early search outcomes and conversations have made headlines with their unpredictability.

In the meantime, Snapchat guardian Snap additionally announced the rolling out of an experimental chatbot function working on OpenAI’s GPT expertise for some customers of its picture messaging app Snapchat. The function dubbed as My AI might be working the most recent model of OpenAI’s GPT expertise which has been customised for Snapchat. The AI chatbot might be initially rolling out to Snapchat+ subscribers as an experiment, releasing this week. The social media platform has additionally requested customers to submit their feedbacks to enhance the chatbot for future software. 

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