Why Are So Many Organizations Banning ChatGPT? | Blackberry

Workforce Trends

Much has been discussed about how ChatGPT, and AI in general, are reshaping work—helping to expedite tasks and contributing to enhanced performance, efficiency, and productivity. However, new research by Blackberry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) based on a survey of 2,000 global IT decision-makers (e.g., Chief Information Officers and Chief Information Security Officers), reveals that 75% of global organizations are currently implementing or considering restrictions on ChatGPT and other Generative AI applications due to data security, privacy, cybersecurity, and reputation concerns. Similar worries were expressed in a Gartner survey, where 249 senior enterprise risk executives ranked Generative AI as the second-highest cited organizational risk out of 20. Despite these reservations, 62% of surveyed leaders from the Blackberry survey recognize the benefits of ChatGPT. Consequently, many are adopting a “unified endpoint management platform (UEM),” which provides controls over which AI-based applications can connect to the corporate environment. As HR leaders assist their IT counterparts in navigating these decisions, I’m resharing two resources: 1) A cheat sheet by Foley & Lardner LLP that shows 10 ChatGPT risks and proposed guidelines for each. 2) Maergo’s Generative AI Acceptable Use Policy. This policy was contributed by Francesca Molinari, Chief People Officer at Maergo and a subscriber to Talent Edge Weekly, for the benefit of Talent Edge Weekly readers seeking to leverage it for their purposes.