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#80. 🙈NY attorney fined $5K for bogus ChatGPT case citations | ⚖️ climate change lawsuit against oil companies | 🤖 Porsche's approach to AVs

PLUS: ChatGPT requires lots of water | Biden announces NIST public working group on AI | AI's impact on energy systems | making cement from electricity | EVs vs ICE life cycle emissions | Kodiak adds 800 Loadsmith robot rucks


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  • Attorney fined $5,000 for relying on ChatGPT without verifying sources.

  • ChatGPT provided inaccurate or nonexistent case precedents.

  • Judge acknowledges the use of AI tools but emphasizes the responsibility of attorneys to ensure accuracy.

  • Examples of AI chatbot inaccuracies include providing harmful advice to eating disorder patients and falsely accusing someone of sexual assault.

  • It is important to critically evaluate information generated by AI tools and verify their claims.

  • Training AI systems like ChatGPT requires massive amounts of energy, leading to significant pollution.

  • New research reveals that AI training also consumes a substantial amount of water.

  • Training GPT-3 alone consumed 185,000 gallons of water, surpassing the annual water usage of an average American family.

  • Each ChatGPT conversation, according to researchers, "drinks" a 500 milliliter bottle of water, which can accumulate to a large water footprint when multiplied by billions of users.

  • Water scarcity and droughts are global concerns, making water conservation crucial for sustainable development.

  • Microsoft, partnered with OpenAI, is investing in research to measure and mitigate the environmental impact of AI systems.

  • The researchers emphasize that AI models should take social responsibility and address their water footprint.

  • NIST launches a public working group on AI to address generative AI risks and opportunities.

  • The group aims to provide guidance and tools for managing risks associated with generative AI technologies.

  • Goals include using the NIST AI Risk Management Framework, supporting testing and evaluation efforts, and exploring productive use of generative AI.

  • Interested participants can join the group by completing a form by July 9.

  • NIST releases video interviews with AI leaders discussing generative AI and trustworthiness.

  • The National AI Advisory Committee delivers its first report, outlining focus areas for the next two years.



  • Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a major role in the energy market, revolutionizing energy generation, distribution, and consumption.

  • AI technology helps improve energy efficiency, manage grid stability, and optimize the integration of renewable energy sources.

  • AI-powered virtual power plants (VPPs) leverage a diverse portfolio of distributed energy resources (DERs) to expand or contract based on energy market needs.

  • AI algorithms enable better wind energy prediction, addressing the randomness and volatility of wind power generation.

  • AI is integrated into monitoring systems to detect faults and mitigate the impact of weather conditions on solar PV systems, reducing operational expenses.

  • AutoGrid, an AI-driven software company, enables prediction, optimization, and real-time control of energy assets to create a decentralized and decarbonized energy world.

  • Cement production is responsible for about 8% of global carbon emissions, making it a significant contributor to climate change.

  • Yet-Ming Chiang and Leah Ellis, co-founders of Sublime Systems, are developing an electrochemical process to make low-carbon cement using electricity instead of fossil fuels.

  • The traditional cement manufacturing process involves high temperatures and burning fossil fuels, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide.

  • Sublime Systems' process replaces the traditional cement-making process with an electrochemical reaction that occurs at ambient temperature, reducing carbon emissions significantly.

  • The company has completed a pilot plant and is working towards a demonstration plant to scale up production.

  • Sublime Systems' clean cement production method avoids the need for carbon capture and storage technologies, making it more cost-effective and energy-efficient.

  • Multnomah County in Oregon has filed a lawsuit against major oil and coal companies, including Exxon and Chevron, seeking over $50 billion in damages to address the harms caused by climate change-induced extreme weather.

  • The county alleges that the fossil fuel companies and trade groups intentionally misled the public about the dangers of burning their products and undermined scientific consensus on climate change.

  • The lawsuit also targets consulting firm McKinsey, accusing it of advising oil companies on downplaying the link between greenhouse gas emissions and extreme weather.

  • The county cites the 2021 heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, which resulted in dozens of deaths, as an example of the extreme weather events caused by climate change.

  • The lawsuit seeks financial compensation for past and future damages, including an abatement fund to study and implement mitigation measures. The defendants have called the claims baseless and have emphasized the need for policy solutions at the federal level.

  • This lawsuit adds to a growing number of legal actions against the fossil fuel industry by states and municipalities across the United States.


  • Porsche establishes a software-centric division at its Nardò Technical Center in Italy.

  • The division aims to develop software for future EVs, focusing on highly automated driving functions and connectivity solutions.

  • The Nardò Technical Center has a talent pool of software experts and engineers to support the development of digitalization in vehicles.

  • The center will evolve into an integrated technology hub, with the new division working closely with Porsche Engineering.

  • The city of Leece, with its recently established 5G network, will host the new software division.

  • The division will develop and test state-of-the-art software solutions on the tracks at the Nardò Technical Center.

  • Transportation sector accounts for 37% of CO2 emissions from end-use sectors.

  • Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have the lowest life cycle emissions but higher production emissions compared to hybrids and internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

  • Electricity production is the most emission-intensive stage for BEVs, emphasizing the need for decarbonization.

  • Australia and Chile are the top lithium producers, representing nearly 77% of global production.

  • Electric vehicles, especially two and three-wheelers, have been displacing significant amounts of oil demand since 2015.

  • The shift to electrification presents opportunities for clean energy adoption and requires infrastructure development.

  • Kodiak Robotics will provide its self-driving software for 800 trucks in collaboration with logistics platform Loadsmith.

  • The trucks equipped with Kodiak's self-driving technology, called Kodiak Driver, will operate on interstate highways, while human drivers will handle local pickups and deliveries.

  • This partnership aims to improve efficiency and safety in long-haul trucking and address concerns over a driver shortage.

  • There will be no safety driver involved in the autonomous operations for Loadsmith, according to Kodiak.

  • Kodiak has previously partnered with companies like IKEA and CEVA Logistics for freight deliveries and won a $50 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop autonomous vehicles.


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