Google's generative artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, Bard, is now available in the European Union (EU) following an initial delay due to data privacy concerns raised by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC). Google has since addressed the DPC's concerns. In a blog post, Bard's product lead, Jack Krawczyk, and VP of engineering, Amarnag Subramanya, wrote that they have proactively engaged with regulators to ensure data privacy.
In a related article, DPC Deputy Commissioner Graham Doyle confirmed that the DPC had seen a DPIA for Bard.
“Google have made a number of changes in advance of launch, in particular increased transparency and changes to controls for users. We will be continuing our engagement with Google in relation to Bard post- launch and Google have agreed to carrying out a review and providing a report to the DPC after three months of Bard becoming operational in the EU,” Doyle said.
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