Google begins to open the “Bard” service to teenagers
As Google progressively rolls out its artificial intelligence service “Bard” across various global regions this year, the company has also recently announced the expansion of this service to adolescent users.
“Bard,” Google’s foray into AI services, is now accessible to teenagers, albeit with certain restrictions. Users must be at least 13 years old to utilize the service.
However, the minimum age requirement for utilizing this service varies according to different national and regional regulations. Generally, users must be over 13 years of age, but some countries have set higher age limits. For instance, South Korea mandates a minimum age of 14, while Germany requires users to be at least 16 years old.
Additionally, Google accounts managed under parental control through Family Link or those under the Google Workspace for Education plan, and are not yet 18, are ineligible to use the “Bard” service. Furthermore, certain regions within the European Union, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom stipulate that users must be 18 years or older to access “Bard.”
Currently, the “Bard” service available to users under 18 is limited to an English interface and has not yet expanded to support multiple languages like the general “Bard” service.
Google emphasizes its commitment to responsible deployment of various artificial intelligence applications. Therefore, it insists that users must meet the minimum age requirements to access the “Bard” service, to prevent any adverse effects.