Apple Stock Fell After Blocking the ChatGPT Email App Upgrade on Content Concerns

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) entered the ChatGPT market on Thursday, albeit not in the same vein as its rivals in the tech industry. As a result, Apple stock declined.

According to reports, the most valuable corporation in the world has stopped an upgrade to the BlueMail email program on its AppStore over safety worries that its artificial intelligence technology may send improper information to minors. BlueMail employs a variant of ChatGPT named GPT-3 for its linguistic model.

Software startup Blix has created an email and communication tool called BlueMail specifically for businesses. Ben Volach, one of the business’s co-founders, told the Wall Street Journal that Apple informed the company last week about the decision to withhold the BlueMail software upgrade.

The Journal reports that BlueMail’s developer, Blix, was notified by Apple’s review team that the app might offer inappropriate information for youngsters and that the age restriction threshold should be raised to 17 and older. Apps that Apple believes may contain material relating to sexual issues, drugs, or offensive language have an age restriction of 17 or higher.

Those under four are not permitted to use BlueMail at this time.

According to the Journal, Blix’s Volach said that Apple’s request to increase the age limit on BlueMail is unjust and that other AI applications in the App Store do not have age limitations.

Microsoft made what it dubbed a “multi-year, multi-billion-dollar” investment in OpenAI in January, which helped propel the company’s ChatGPT technology to the forefront of the artificial intelligence (AI) industry. Microsoft started distributing its ChatGPT desktop software in February, joining the company’s Bing search engine and Edge web browser on Apple and Google mobile devices.

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