Recently there is a ChatGPT function for the BlueMail app, which is intended to simplify writing emails. Apple sees this as a problem and blocks a corresponding update. The group is concerned that the artificial intelligence could show inappropriate content.
According to a media report, due to possible risks of artificial intelligence (AI), Apple denies access to the App Store to software that has been expanded to include these capabilities. The developer of the BlueMail app is not allowed to offer users of Apple products the latest version of the program, which uses technology from the chatbot ChatGPT, for the time being, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing correspondence between the two companies. Apple fears that the software will produce inappropriate content for children. Blix Inc, the company behind BlueMail, disagrees with this.
"Your app contains AI-generated content but does not appear to contain content filtering at this time," Apple's app review team wrote in a message to the developer last week. The team is urging that BlueMail should increase its age restriction to 17+ or implement a content filter, as the app may produce content that is not suitable for all audiences.
Blix co-founder Ben Volach, on the other hand, says the app does have content filtering features. The app is currently limited to users aged four and over. Apple's 17+ age restriction applies to categories of apps, which can contain anything from explicit language to sexual content to drug references. Volach considers this requirement unfair and says that other apps with similar AI functions are already approved for Apple users without age restrictions.
BlueMail's new AI feature leverages OpenAI's chatbot ChatGPT to automate the writing of emails based on the content of previous emails and calendar events. ChatGPT allows users to converse with an AI in a seemingly human-like manner and is capable of writing advanced long texts on a variety of topics.