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This article summarizes an important debate about adding simple front-of-package alerts noting added sugar, salt, or saturated fat to existing complex nutritional labels.

Kevin Roose of the New York Times reports on a new project at Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence to rank large AI systems for their degree of transparency on a 100-point scale. Google, Meta, Amazon, and OpenAI models are all in the mix. Aims are ambitious - improve applications, policies, research, and consumer protection.

More information can be a good place to start. But a cautionary note: building a disclosure system that is trusted and actually improves public safety is a long and arduous process, and many attempts fail, as we at the Transparency Policy Project have learned. It makes sense to start small, evaluate the effectiveness of each step against the goals, and prepare for a long fight against efforts to game the system.

A good test case. Will California’s new disclosure law reduce carbon emissions enough to be worth the cost to businesses?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs law requiring big businesses to disclose emissions SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Large businesses in California will have to disclose a wide range of planet-warming emissions under... Read the full story

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