Soon, the menu at your favorite burger joint could include not only options made with beef, mushrooms and black beans, but also patties filled with lab-grown animal cells. Not only did the U.S. approve the sale of cultured meat for the first time, but the industry is in the process of raising billions of dollars to get its products into restaurants and grocery stores.
In theory, this should be a big win for the climate: greenhouse gas emissions from the animals we eat account for nearly 15% of the global total. But it’s still not entirely clear whether cultured meat is actually better for the environment. Read the whole story.
Three things to know about how the US Congress could regulate AI
Two weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his grand strategy for AI policymaking in a speech in Washington, DC, ushering in what could be a new era for the US technology policy. He laid out some key principles for AI regulation and argued that Congress should introduce new laws quickly.
Schumer’s plan is the culmination of many other smaller policy actions and is part of a recent flurry of AI-related activity. Tate Ryan-Mosley, our senior tech policy reporter, has identified three key themes throughout this talk that you should know to help you understand where US AI legislation might be headed. Read the whole story.
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