The European Union is introducing “crash-testing” systems for artificial intelligence to ensure the safety of new innovations before they hit the market. This was reported by Bloomberg.

The block launched four permanent test and experimental centers across Europe, investing 220 million euros in the project. Starting next year, the virtual and physical centers will provide space for technology providers to test AI and robotics in real-world settings.

Innovators are expected to bring “trustworthy artificial intelligence” to market and be able to use these capabilities to test and validate their applications, according to Lucilla Sioli, director for artificial intelligence and digital industry at the European Commission. She highlighted that disinformation is one of the key risks associated with AI.

Meanwhile, the Technical University of Denmark, which will lead one of the centers, said the centers would act as a “safety filter” between technology providers and users in Europe, as well as help shape public policy.

We will remind that recently the European Parliament adopted a bill known as the Artificial Intelligence Act that imposes new restrictions on what are considered the riskiest uses of the technology.

The document would severely limit the use of facial recognition software and would also require developers of AI systems, such as the ChatGPT chatbot, to disclose more information about the data used to build their programs.