#77. 😆ChatGPT generates Windows 11 keys with "grandma exploit" | 🥵EU fastest warming continent in the world | 🔌Rivian joins Ford & GM to adopt Tesla charger standard
PLUS: How to make your own apps with ChatGPT | who owns your ChatGPT-generated code? | Himalayan glaciers could lose 80% of volume | new firefighting planes needed | 1st 100% Tesla-powered police department | Tesla hacker discovers "Elon Mode" hands off FSD
🤖 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
ChatGPT has reportedly been used to generate genuine Windows 10 and 11 Pro keys.
This discovery was made by a Twitter user, @immasiddtweets, who prompted the AI in a specific way to reveal the keys.
The keys generated by ChatGPT, surprisingly, were validated by Windows as genuine.
The AI tool Google Bard also fell prey to the same technique, generating genuine Windows 10 keys.
The generated keys are, however, generic license keys, thus the installed or upgraded Windows OS will have some feature restrictions.
Prior to this, in April 2023, ChatGPT was also manipulated to create working Windows 95 keys.
Developers can integrate the ChatGPT API into their applications to utilize its powerful AI capabilities.
The process involves signing up for an OpenAI account, generating a secret key, choosing an API model, and paying for tokens.
OpenAI offers different models for use, each with different capabilities, token limits, and training data.
Interacting with the API uses tokens, which cost money, and token limits restrict the length of queries and responses.
OpenAI provides comprehensive documentation and example applications to assist developers in understanding and using the API effectively.
ChatGPT API can be accessed using various programming languages, enabling its use in new or existing projects.
AI-generated code is currently treated the same as human-generated code regarding legal implications.
There's a high chance AI could output proprietary code, potentially creating a sub-industry of trolling similar to patent trolls.
People may attempt to corrupt the AI's training data for various reasons, from pranks to more malicious intent.
AIs may be trained on a mixture of legitimate, flawed, biased, or copyrighted data, leading to potential legal issues.
If an AI-generated code leads to a disastrous outcome, determining liability is complex; it could be the AI creator, the coder using the AI, or the entities that provided training data.
Due to a lack of case law regarding these issues, uncertainties persist; rigorous testing of AI-generated code is recommended.
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🌡️ CLIMATE CHANGE & CLEAN ENERGY
Himalayan glaciers are melting rapidly and could lose up to 80% of their volume this century if greenhouse gas emissions aren't sharply reduced.
The Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development warns that flash floods, avalanches, and threats to fresh water supply for nearly 2 billion people may increase due to glacier melt.
Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan ranges feed 12 rivers providing water for 240 million people in the mountains and another 1.65 billion downstream.
Himalayan glaciers disappeared 65% faster since 2010 than in the previous decade, reducing fresh water availability.
Climate change effects in these mountain regions are "unprecedented and largely irreversible," with 200 glacier lakes deemed dangerous due to potential floods.
The report emphasizes the need to limit global warming to the 1.5 degrees Celsius agreed upon at the 2015 Paris climate conference.
Europe is the fastest warming continent, with temperatures rising twice as much as the global average since the 1980s.
In 2022, Europe was approximately 2.3°C warmer compared to the end of the 19th century.
Some regions in Western Europe experienced temperatures around 2°C above average, with areas near the Arctic exceeding 3.5°C.
Extreme weather events, including heatwaves, floods, and storms, caused significant human and economic impacts.
Sea surface temperatures in Europe reached new highs, leading to species migration, mass extinctions, and disruptions to marine ecosystems.
Renewable energy surpassed fossil fuels in generating electricity for the first time in 2022, providing hope for combating climate change in Europe.
Production of the DHC-515 firefighting plane, designed to combat worsening mega-blazes caused by climate change, is behind schedule.
The first delivery to Europe is now expected in 2027, delaying France's plans to reinforce its aging fleet and replace its Canadairs by 2027.
Contract negotiations with European governments and complicated engineering requirements have caused the delay.
The need for firefighting planes is increasing due to more frequent and intense wildfires driven by climate change.
The European Union has placed 22 firm orders for the planes, and additional orders are being discussed with individual European governments, Canada, North Africa, and South America.
🚗 AUTONOMOUS & ELECTRIC VEHICLES
South Pasadena Police Department in California is transitioning its entire patrol fleet to Tesla Model Y and Model 3 EVs.
The department is investing $300,000 and is set to complete the transition by 2023.
The choice for Tesla EVs is due to zero emissions, lower maintenance costs, reliability, and impressive acceleration.
South Pasadena PD is partnering with Unplugged Performance and Enterprise for fleet preparation.
The move marks the first police department to convert its entire fleet to 100% electric vehicles.
Police departments worldwide are increasingly opting for zero-emission vehicles, with Tesla being a preferred choice.
American EV manufacturer Rivian will adopt the North American Charging Standard (NACS), originally developed by Tesla.
Rivian signed an agreement with Tesla for access to its Supercharger Network in the US and Canada from spring 2024.
The NACS charge ports will be standard on Rivian's R1 vehicles from 2025 and on its upcoming R2 platform thereafter.
Rivian plans to continue expanding its own Adventure Network of chargers alongside using Tesla’s Supercharger network.
This move bolsters NACS as the new standard for the continent and benefits Rivian drivers by providing more charging options.
Rivian joins Ford and GM in adopting Tesla’s standard
A Tesla software hacker known as @greentheonly discovered a secret "Elon Mode" that enables hands-free driving.
The mode doesn't require the driver to nudge the steering wheel for attentiveness confirmation, unlike Tesla's Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) systems.
The hacker tested the mode in what was claimed to be a company-owned vehicle, noting it didn't "nag" for attention.
However, they also noted that the system randomly changed lanes and drove slowly on the highway.
It is unclear if this version of FSD will be available to regular owners.
The hacker commended Tesla's increased software security compared to 2017, describing it as a "nice puzzle that keeps getting better."
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