TRC #683: AI News: Sora, Gemini 1.5 and Implications + Jailbreaks by Hiding Files in Cakes

Darren gives us a news roundup of some recent things happening in the world of AI including OpenAI’s text to video tool Sora, Google Deepmind’s Gemini 1.5, as well as what implications this and other upcoming technologies could have on our lives. Adam tries to find out if there was ever anyone who really baked a file into a cake to break out of jail as many children’s cartoons have lead us to believe.

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AI News

🧞 Genie: Generative Interactive Environments (

Things in Cakes

The File Inside the Cake: True Tales of Prison Escapes – Smithsonian Magazine

Éamon de Valera – Wikipedia

Has anyone ever broken out of jail using a file baked in a cake? – The Straight Dope

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2 Responses to TRC #683: AI News: Sora, Gemini 1.5 and Implications + Jailbreaks by Hiding Files in Cakes

  1. James Blake says:

    Regarding the history of a saw being smuggled. My father was one of the prisoners in the Presidio stockade during the Vietnam war. (He was the Blake mentioned on the Wikipedia article who escaped). In the book referenced by the Wikipedia Article (Gardner, Fred (1970). Unlawful Concert: An Account of the Presidio Mutiny Case.) it does not say how they got hacksaw blades. However, he always told me that it was suggled in in a cake. I always thought he told that as part of the story as flair and that it couldn’t be true. However, when he died a few of his fellow prisoners came to his memorial and confirmed that is how they got the hacksaw blades they were baked into a birthday cake that was brought in for a prisoner.

    • Adam says:

      Thanks so much for sharing that story James! How interesting to see that cake smuggling was part of your family’s history and to get a first hand account of it.

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