Artificial Intelligence

EU launch of Google’s AI tool delayed by Irish regulator

Data Protection Commission has blocked the tech giant’s plans to launch its AI platform in the EU launch this week, citing GDPR concerns

Google’s plans to launch Bard have been delayed due to GDPR concerns. Picture: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has delayed Google’s plans to launch Bard, its generative artificial intelligence (AI) platform, in the European Union this week.

The tool’s, which has already been launched in 180 countries and will act as a competitor to ChatGPT, roll out is being held up after the DPC, which is the primary regulator that Google engages with in the EU, cited GDPR concerns.

It follows the temporary ban of ChatGPT in Italy ...