Public AI Interfaces Need Nutrition Labels

AI Ingredient Labels

I was looking over article/document covering “what we think the big AI companies are doing” but shouldn’t we not be guessing about these things? Shouldn’t we compel all these companies to release details of what they are trying to use to control the world? “Secrets are leverage” after all.

It’s a scenario reminiscent of when Apple releases a new i14 or iWatch then a dozen companies rush out to take it apart and xray the components to figure out what’s inside — we know what’s inside because it was already developed by people, so this is just a huge waste of time? (similarly, why don’t we compel companies to release chip designs for all public hardware too1?)

anyway, what if we had AI Nutrition Labels?

What goes into an AI Nutrition Label2?


A label for Matt’s AGI running on a patented Eschatology Engine:

AI Model Facts: MAGI via EE

Total Training: 66 days @ 1 EFLOP (512 x H100)

Training Energy: 500 Megawatt-hours

Inference: 33 ms @ 300 TFLOP

Inference Energy per Sample: 20 Watt-hours

Amount Per Serving
Model Parameters 22 T Model Memory 40 TiB
% Training Data*
Text Language Inputs 50 TiB 60%
American English 40 TiB 80%
Japanese 10 TiB 20%
Text Code Inputs 170 GiB 20%
C 50 GiB 30%
Python 80 GiB 47%
ECMAScript 20 GiB 12%
Turbo Pascal 20 GiB 11%
Static Image Inputs 170 GiB 20%
Stock Images 70 GiB 41%
OnlyFans 100 GiB 59%
[AI] Protein 3g
epistemological risk 44% alignment risk 33%
capability risk 99% goo risk 33%

* Percent Training Data is based on statistical estimates. Final byte-by-byte results may vary ± 7% from stated values.


Input data obtained by sampling subsets of the following datasets:

Dataset Size: 550 TiB
Common Crawl 2022-12 Up to 450 TiB
Stack Overflow 2022-12 Up to 33 GiB
LAION-5B Up to 15 GiB
Wikipedia Up to 100 TiB
Custom Image Crawler (data available by request) Up to 200 GiB

We legally certify our deployed model does not deviate from this label definition. This label definition includes all datasources our model trained against and any future finetuning will be amended with a supplementary label update.

Further work

You could imagine this at a glance label format also being used to record implementation-level details like architecture, width, depth, epochs, embedding criteria, position criteria, hyperparameters, any non-standard usage of standard components, etc. Labels could also be arbitrarily recursive if data sources also want to break out their own contents or if we continue breaking down models referencing sub-models ending up with 87 turtles all the way down.

At-a-glance labels could be adapted for subjective conditions too. Let’s provide more insight into per-model alignment work since so much alignment is now 87 levels deep into insiders just creating more and more abstract fantasy ideas from other insider scifi writers forever and nothing makes sense anymore. or worse, all the “corporate alignment” nerds who only say “Sure, let’s do alignment — as long as it protects our egos, reputations, personal brands, and grows our capital as fast as possible, but not alignment for what human live people actually want.”

Maybe instead of caring about fantasy scifi ideas by a discount zac oyama we can create systems for widespread use guarded by personal responsibility?


so yeah, stop letting people with aspirations of becoming thousand million trillion dollar companies release unsecured world-ending interactive models into the world without global oversight into both their motives and their methods.

  1. especially for consumer hardware having “extra hardware” the product creator either directly lies about or hides? Recent examples from Apple include:

    • Shipping HomePod Mini Dots with embedded secret temp/humid sensors they enable via software update years after being released.
    • HomePods having camera-like things inside they never really tell you about?
    • and let’s not forget the genius of Apple selling Active Noise Canceling headphones then, via firmware update, making the feature worse and less effective because a patent troll sued them — yes, they removed features from physical hardware you paid $250 for—as the primary selling point—after you bought it to make it provably worse, and you have no say in the matter.
    • and on the “always annoying but we can’t stop them” scale: apple music is still a garbage fire and nobody cares. Songs just hard-stop after 15 seconds? And this has been reported by thousands of users? And nobody at Apple cares? Sounds like business as normal. Enjoy your never-ending $1 billion of revenue per day, all you Apple user-hostile anti-software anti-usability goblin employees.
  2. this nice layout was found at