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Digital Arts Inc.

New Digital Arts AI Chat Filter Supporting ChatGPT and Other Generated AI Coming to i-FILTER series as Standard Feature August 16
— Visualizing messages sent to generative AI to prevent information leaks and make effective use of AI —

Information security solutions provider Digital Arts Inc. (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Toshio Dogu; hereinafter referred to as “Digital Arts”; Code 2326) is pleased to announce it has developed an "AI Chat Filter" that works with generative AI such as ChatGPT. Furthermore, the new filter will become a standard feature of the web security product i-FILTER and cloud-based web security product i-FILTER@Cloud on August 16.

As the use of generative AI has become increasingly common, concerns around issues such as information leaks have grown

The use of generative AI, such as ChatGPT, Bard, and Bing AI, has become increasingly common recently. Generative AI can produce sentences and other forms of text that were previously difficult for conventional AI to produce. These new AI developments are expected to increase the efficiency of various tasks, such as creating documents.

However, generative AI also comes with its own set of problems when used by companies and government agencies, namely confidential and personal information leaks. Furthermore, in educational settings, there are also concerns about its effect on learning. As such, it is important to be able to tell whether generative AI is being used as "shadow IT" (tech and services not managed by a company that are being used by employees) and see the kinds of messages being sent to the AI to prevent information leaks and improve the effective use of AI.

AI Chat Filter for the Growing Use of Generative AI

Digital Arts has developed an AI Chat Filter that allows users to control generative AI being used and visualize how they are being used. The feature will become a standard feature in i-FILTER and i-FILTER@Cloud from August 16. Both products utilize a database of URLs collected over years to create a system called Whitelisting, which only allows access to websites that Digital Arts has deemed safe.

The AI Chat Filter displays a log of information such as when, who, and what kind of messages were sent to generative AI. There is also a filter that blocks messages that contain certain phrases, such as confidential information. The blocked words can also be viewed from the log. When using generative AI, a warning screen also pops up to remind users to be careful not to leak confidential information. These features make it possible to check that AI is being used appropriately.
Using our Web Service Controls, viewing of generative AI such as ChatGPT, Bard, and Bing AI can be allowed or blocked, Group Settings can control which groups or users can access generative AI and Time Controls can allow access to generative AI only during work or class.
For companies and government agencies, the ability to analyze logs of what messages have been sent to generative AI such as ChatGPT makes it easier to appraise how to make more effective use of generative AI. Creating settings for specific departments or positions, Group Settings cam be easily used to allow only certain departments or positions to use generative AI.
In schools, combining Group Settings with Time Controls makes it possible to allow the use of generative AI only for classes that require it. Reports can also be sent to users using generative AI inappropriately, helping to ensure the safe use of AI at all times.
Digital Arts Inc. Overview
Digital Arts Inc. is an information security solution provider focused on the development and sales of security software for web, e-mail, files and other uses.
Since its founding in 1995, the company philosophy has been "Contributing to a safer, better, more convenient internet lifestyle" and since developing web-filtering software to prevent the browsing of harmful information on the internet, the company has been promoting internet security products to companies, the public sector and homes everywhere.
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