Source: BlackBerry.
  • New research from BlackBerry (TSX:BB) finds that 75 per cent of organizations worldwide are implementing or considering bans on ChatGPT and generative AI in the workplace
  • Chief concerns from the 2,000 IT decision makers surveyed include data security, privacy and corporate reputation
  • BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world
  • BlackBerry stock (TSX:BB) last traded at $6.37 per share

New research from BlackBerry (TSX:BB) finds that 75 per cent of organizations worldwide are implementing or considering bans on ChatGPT and generative AI in the workplace.

Chief concerns motivating the ban include data security, privacy and corporate reputation.

OnePoll compiled data on behalf of BlackBerry in June-July 2023 from 2,000 IT decision makers across North America (USA and Canada), Europe (U.K., France, Germany and the Netherlands), Japan and Australia.

Research highlights

  • Approximately 61 per cent of organizations surveyed intend the measures to be long term or permanent
  • 83 per cent see unsecured apps as a cybersecurity threat to corporate IT
  • 55 per cent recognize generative AI’s ability to increase efficiency, with 52 per cent holding the same view for innovation and 51 per cent for enhancing creativity
  • 81 per cent are in favour of using generative AI for cybersecurity defense
  • 80 per cent of IT decision makers see it as an organizational right to control employees’ app use for business, while 74 per cent believe such control to be excessive in its reach
  • BlackBerry recommends unified endpoint management as a strategic solution to manage workplace applications while ensuring user privacy

“Banning generative AI applications in the workplace can mean a wealth of potential business benefits are quashed,” Shishir Singh, BlackBerry chief technology officer, Cybersecurity, said in a statement. “At BlackBerry, the pioneer of AI cybersecurity, we are innovating with enterprise-grade generative AI, keeping a steady focus on value over hype, and are exercising caution with unsecured consumer generative AI tools. As platforms mature and regulations take effect, flexibility could be introduced into organizational policies. The key will be in having the right tools in place for visibility, monitoring and management of applications used in the workplace.”

BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world.

BlackBerry stock (TSX:BB) last traded at $6.37 per share.

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