Remix: Google launches Bard, its artificial intelligence chatbot, in Europe


Google on Thursday announced the launch of its Bard artificial intelligence chatbot in Europe and Brazil, expanding its availability to hundreds of millions of additional users.

The company also announced that it will add more features to Bard as it works to keep up with rival Microsoft — which uses the popular OpenAI ChatGPT service on its Bing search engine — in the race to capitalize on the generative AI technology that has garnered worldwide attention.

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Google launched Bard in February, but its planned introduction in the European Union last month was delayed as regulators reviewed whether the service complied with the 27-country bloc's strict privacy rules.

The company noted that it has "proactively engaged with privacy experts, policy makers and regulators."



The Irish Data Protection Commission, the main body to regulate Google on privacy issues in the European Union, said it has sent the internet giant a detailed list of questions to get more information.

As a result, Google suspended the launch and "made a number of changes" ahead of Thursday's presentation for Europe, "particularly greater transparency and changes to user controls," the commission said.


Google detailed the improvements in a blog post, stating that Bard can now be used in more than 40 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, German, Hindi, and Spanish.