OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been grabbing headlines in recent months. The AI has transformed the tech space and brought machine learning to the masses. Microsoft is fully on board and has invested billions into OpenAI and folded ChatGPT tech into its new Bing AI search engine. However, Apple is taking a harder stance against chatbots and has banned an email app that uses ChatGPT from updating.

According to the Wall Street Journey, Apple has blocked BlueMail from updating. Developed by Blix, BlueMail is an email application that wants to add a ChatGPT integration through an update. This would help users by automating their emails.

However, Apple seems unhappy with the update and is blocking it. It seems the company is taking a stricter stance to chatbot AI technology. According to the report, Apple says that AI content without any filters may be age inappropriate for younger audiences. It says that Blix must either add content filtering or make the BlueMail app age-restricted to 17 or older.

It is worth noting that ChatGPT does have content restrictions to avoid violence, inappropriate language, and sexual content. So, it is unclear if Apple thinks OpenAI’s built-in filters or not strong enough or that Blix has tweaked ChatGPT to get around the content restrictions.

Blix Response

Blix has sued Apple several times in the past over anti-trust issues, so there is history between the companies. Co-founder Ben Volach disagrees with Apple’s stance and says there are already apps with similar functionality that have not been blocked from updating.

Apple says it is investigating BlueMail’s complaint and will reach a final decision soon.

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