Google’s New AI Chatbot Delayed in EU Over Privacy Concerns
The launch of Google’s Bard chatbot in the European Union has been delayed due to regulatory concerns. The Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC), the primary data overseer in the EU, has required Google to postpone the rollout of Bard in the region. The generative AI chatbot was scheduled to be launched this week, but the IDPC has stated that it has not received a comprehensive privacy briefing, data impact assessment, or supporting information from Google.
According to IDPC Deputy Commissioner Graham Doyle, the Commission is currently conducting an “ongoing examination” of Bard. The timeline for completing the investigation has not been estimated, but the IDPC intends to share information with other EU data regulators as quickly as possible.