Google’s Bard to be launched in EU after Irish data watchdog grants approval

The ChatGPT competitor had its EU launch delayed by the Data Protection Commissioner last month over privacy concerns

Google’s competitor to ChatGPT had its launch delayed due to GDPR concerns last month. Picture: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google is launching its Bard artificial intelligence (AI) tool across the European Union and Brazil on Thursday.

The move comes after its initial plans to launch in the EU had been delayed by the Dara Protection Commision (DPC) over concerns around how it protected user data under the GDPR.

Bard works in a similar manner to ChatGPT where users input prompts from which the AI tool creates text responses. This can vary from seeking recipe ...