Arthur C. Clarke sait that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. ChatGPT will be leveraged to do a number of things in the coming months that may seem magical, but are not. For instance, this past week, ChatGPT was leveraged for generating Windows 95 keys. Now, if you’ve seen these keys, it seems nearly random, but it’s just a simple calculation that you just have to teach the calculator how to process the algorithm. The Luhn algorithm provides the last number of your credit card, a validation of the other numbers, and nothing more. Our world is filled with numbers, combinations, and various other items that seem secret, but are far simpler than you might imagine. Someone will leverage these bits and bytes in the coming weeks, I’m sure.
A YouTuber shows how they made the ChatGPT AI chatbot generate Windows 95 keys—but only through an unexpected back door that required some careful phrasing.