Google’s Bard Unavailable in the European Union and Canada

IBL News | New York

Google made its Bard chatbot available in 180 countries this week but noticeably not in any country of the European Union.

At Google I/O 2023 conference, the search giant announced a massive global expansion but it avoided mentioning the EU.

Experts speculated that it was related to the restrictive European GDPR law.

Last month, Italy briefly banned ChatGPT over concerns that the AI couldn’t comply with the regulations.

Google only hinted that further Bard expansions will be made “consistent with local regulations.”

Another notable omission is Canada, which is not listed as supported at this time.

For users in a supported region, Google Bard is now available in English with no waitlist.