Apple Inc has blocked an update to the email app BlueMail, which uses a special version of OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model, the founder of the app developer told Reuters on Thursday.
“Apple has blocked BlueMail updates and BlueMail continues to treat us unfairly and discriminate against us,” said Ben Volach of Blix.
“Other GPT-powered apps don’t seem to be banned,” he added.
Apple, which refused to update the app last week, asked the company to review the age rating of the app for those over 17 or to implement content filtering, because it can BlueMail does not provide content that is inappropriate for all audiences, according to a document seen by Reuters.
“We want to be honest. If we need 17-plus, others should too,” said Volach, adding that many other apps that advertise ChatGPT-like are listed on the Apple store has no age restrictions.
Apple, which is looking into the complaint, said developers have the option to challenge a rejection through the App Review Board process.
“It is advised to us that the company can examine the software with the ChatGPT function in the same way as it does others if there are concerns about the quality of the user and the appropriate nature the content or service provided by the app,” DA Davidson study Thomas. Forte said.
OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which can generate content in response to user commands, has taken the tech industry by storm.
Microsoft and Alphabet Inc’s Google both announced their own AI chatbots earlier in February.
While AI-powered chatbots are an emerging phenomenon, early research and discussions have made headlines with their uncertainty.
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