The European Union intends to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The commission will draft new laws that will include a ban on “black box” AI systems that humans can’t interpret to govern high-risk uses of the technology, such as in medical devices and self-driving cars.

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The European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, opened a 12-week period of discussion aimed at better understanding how to protect EU citizens from what it describes as the negative impacts of AI. A whitepaper published by the body signals starts a process that could lead to new legislation targeting AI systems and the businesses that make them.