✨87. 🌐Google to train AI using entire public internet | 💰$200T needed to stop global warming | 🇳🇴Norway hits 90.9% EV adoption
PLUS: OpenAI forms team to bring 'superintelligent' under control ✨ authors sue OpenAI for copyright ✨ Australian mining companies chose BEV over H2 ✨ Brinc launches climate tech startup program ✨ Tesla Electric customers make $150/day ✨ Stellantis' new EV platform
🤖 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Previously, Google stated that it used this information only for language models for Google Translate, but now it includes other AI tools like Bard and Cloud AI capabilities.
This move has significant implications as it means that anything posted publicly using Google products can be saved and used by the company.
Google's AI ambitions have faced scrutiny, with concerns about data privacy and the use of large language models sourced from the internet.
Other platforms like Reddit and Twitter have restricted access to their APIs to prevent the harvesting of data for AI training, and Google's main rival, ChatGPT, has introduced data controls for users.
It remains to be seen how users will react to their public posts being used to train Google's AI models.
OpenAI is creating a new team, led by Ilya Sutskever, to develop methods for steering and controlling "superintelligent" AI systems.
The team aims to solve the technical challenges of controlling superintelligent AI over the next four years.
OpenAI plans to build a "human-level automated alignment researcher" that uses AI systems trained with human feedback to evaluate and improve other AI systems.
The goal is to have AI systems make faster progress in alignment research than humans and work together with humans to ensure better alignment with human values.authors sue
OpenAI acknowledges limitations and potential risks, such as scaling up inconsistencies or vulnerabilities in AI, but believes the effort is worthwhile.
The fruits of OpenAI's research will be shared broadly, and contributing to the alignment and safety of non-OpenAI models is seen as important.
Two authors, Paul Tremblay and Mona Awad, have filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, alleging that their copyrighted books were used to train the ChatGPT chatbot without their consent.
Tremblay and Awad claim that ChatGPT generates accurate summaries of their works, indicating that it was trained on their books, which they argue is a violation of copyright law.
OpenAI has not yet responded to the allegations, and the lawyers for Tremblay and Awad have not provided immediate comments.
ChatGPT is trained on a vast amount of text data, including web content, archived books, and Wikipedia, although OpenAI does not disclose the specific sources used for training.
The lawsuit, filed in a San Francisco federal court, asserts that a significant portion of OpenAI's training data is based on copyrighted materials, including the books by Tremblay and Awad.
The complaint points to generated summaries by ChatGPT as evidence, noting that while some mistakes are present, the chatbot demonstrates knowledge of the works in its training dataset without reproducing the copyright management information.
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🌡️ CLIMATE CHANGE & CLEAN ENERGY
Mining companies like BHP, Rio Tinto, and Fortescue are choosing battery-powered mining trucks over hydrogen fuel cell trucks for their carbon emissions reduction efforts.
Battery-powered mining trucks are considered more efficient compared to hydrogen and diesel trucks, with overall efficiencies of around 80%.
The preference for electric trucks is driven by factors such as efficiency, cost savings, and the availability of battery-powered ultra-heavy trucks.
Stellantis is partnering with companies like Nouveau Monde Graphite, Caterpillar, and Volvo to provide zero-emission fleets of electric mining trucks.
The adoption of battery-electric mining trucks aligns with the trend observed in the Netherlands, where there is a preference for electric trucks over hydrogen trucks.
While hydrogen may still have a role in mining, such as in processing raw materials, the focus of Australian mining companies is on battery-electric mining trucks for now.
Brinc, a Hong Kong-based accelerator, has launched a three-month program for climate tech startups focused on carbon dioxide removal (CDR).
The program offers fundraising support, guidance on scaling up, and introductions to Brinc's network of investors, mentors, and corporates.
The inaugural cohort includes four startups: Airhive from the UK, CarbonBridge from the US, Formwork IO from Hong Kong, and Poas Bioenergy from Costa Rica.
Airhive develops geochemical direct air capture (DAC) systems, CarbonBridge captures fermentation CO2 for eco-friendly methanol production, Formwork IO creates carbon-negative concrete, and Poas Bioenergy converts agricultural waste into biochar and syngas.
Brinc aims to address the underinvestment in carbon removal technologies and plans to have various climate tech programs in the future.
Bloomberg NEF estimates that it could cost $196 trillion in investments to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and prevent devastating global warming.
The world's net-zero pledges have not been backed by sufficient financial commitments.
Annual green investments will need to triple to $6.9 trillion by 2030 to have a chance at reaching net-zero by 2050, including transitioning to electric vehicles, building charging infrastructure, and replacing fossil fuel energy with renewables.
McKinsey estimates that the transition away from fossil fuels will require average annual spending of $9.2 trillion between 2021 and 2050.
The cost of doing nothing about climate change could result in trillions of dollars in economic losses and significantly smaller economies.
The investment needed to address climate change is relatively cheap compared to the potential costs of inaction.
Convincing politicians and voters to commit to net-zero is challenging because the worst costs of global heating will be felt in the future, while investments must happen immediately.
🚗 AUTONOMOUS & ELECTRIC VEHICLES
In June, electric vehicles (EVs) accounted for a 90.9% share of Norway's auto market, with full electrics at 82.2% and plugin hybrids at 8.7%.
The overall auto volume in June was 15,566 units, a 4.5% year-on-year increase.
Tesla's Model Y remained the top-selling vehicle in Norway, with nearly three times the volume of the runner-up.
Norway's fleet transition to plugins is progressing, with plugins comprising 28.4% of the passenger car fleet at the end of Q1 2023.
The drop in auto volume in the first half of the year is attributed to consumer uncertainty and financial challenges due to interest rates and price increases.
As more affordable EV models become available, Norway's transition to EVs is expected to continue steadily.
Tesla Electric customers in Texas are earning up to $150 a day during heat waves by participating in Tesla's virtual power plant program.
Tesla Electric, a new division of Tesla, actively buys and sells electricity for Powerwall owners, acting as an energy retailer.
The program is currently available only to Powerwall owners in Texas but has plans for expansion.
The ADER Pilot Project in Texas has seen Tesla Powerwall owners earning significant amounts by selling electricity back into the grid.
Tesla has over 6MW of power capacity signed up in the pilot program, which helps stabilize the Texas electricity market.
The Tesla Electric interface allows homeowners to track their earnings in real-time, making them feel like they are running their own micro-electric utility.
Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep and RAM, has unveiled its new global EV platform called STLA Medium, the first of four EV platforms.
The platform is designed for electric cars, crossovers, and SUVs and offers a range of up to 310 miles (500 km) as standard, extendable to 435 miles (700 km) with a performance pack.
Vehicles based on the STLA Medium platform can charge from 20% to 80% in 27 minutes and will be available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive options with power outputs ranging from 160 kW to 285 kW.
The platform is aimed at the C and D segments of the market, which accounted for nearly half of the 78.5 million vehicles sold last year.
The STLA Medium platform will support Stellantis' goal of achieving 100% passenger car EV sales in Europe and 50% in the US by 2030.
The platform is designed to accommodate future battery chemistries, including nickel and cobalt-free options, as well as solid-state batteries. It will initially be used for the electric version of the DS 4 in Europe and the RAM 1500 REV pickup truck in the US.
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