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 Apple responds strongly to EU fine of 500 million euros

⚙ ByteDance is secretly developing multiple AI products

▪ OpenAI says New York Times hired hackers to attack ChatGPT

Google President calls Gemini’s diversity issue “unacceptable”

 Robin Li said he is committed to generative AI and basic models

 Musk, Lei Jun talk about Apple giving up building cars

 Sony cuts 900 jobs at PlayStation division

 Changan Automobile responds to negotiations to purchase Gaohe Automobile

 GitHub launches enterprise version of Copilot

 Ant Group releases 2 billion parameter multi-modal remote sensing basic model

 New Tesla ROADSTER may be launched by the end of the year

 OnePlus Ace 3 Genshin Impact custom machine released

 Prada launches "Flowers" special collaboration series

 Naixue adjusts franchise strategy

 "Genshin Impact" releases new version of special program trailer

 The heroine of "Moana" returns for the second part

 NETFLIX comic series "Parasite" will be launched in early April

Heavy

Apple responds strongly to EU fine of 500 million euros

In Spotify's lawsuit against Apple, the EU plans to fine Apple 5.5 billion euros, triggering a tough response from Apple.

Spotify accused Apple of misconduct in music streaming, and the European Union found it violated competition regulations. Apple countered that Spotify had not paid it for its services and was trying to use its tools for free. The main dispute is over the Apple tax and anti-circumvention principles.

Although Apple has made concessions, Spotify still believes that the relevant restrictions exist, which has become the main reason for the EU fine. Apple said the investigation lacked evidence of consumer harm and was worried about consolidating Spotify's dominant position.

The digital music market is still growing rapidly, and the outcome of this case will have a significant impact on the industry. Apple believes that the investigation will not promote competition, but may strengthen Spotify's dominant position. Additionally, Apple accused Spotify of working closely with the European Commission. In fact, the parties met more than 65 times during the investigation.

ByteDance is secretly developing multiple AI products

According to interface news, ByteDance is secretly developing multiple products in the field of AI large models, including multi-modal digital human products and AI-generated pictures and videos.

People familiar with ByteDance said that last year, ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming spent all his time on AI, which is enough to give a glimpse of the importance they attach to the AI ​​business. At present, ByteDance adopts a comprehensive layout from the model layer to the application layer and walks on multiple legs in the research and development of AI large model-related products.

A few days ago, ByteDance also released the SDXL-Lightning image model, which can generate images of extremely high quality and resolution in a short time, accelerating the generation speed by ten times.

In addition, ByteDance established a new AI department, Flow, in November last year and has launched three AI dialogue products, including Doubao, Button and Cici. At the basic large model layer, ByteDance has laid out the layout in both language and image modes, and both teams report to TikTok technical leader Zhu Wenjia.

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New York Times reveals Apple car details

According to the New York Times, people involved in the "Titan" project (codename for Apple's car project) applauded the decision to shut down the project, saying that generative artificial intelligence may be more valuable to the future of Apple's crucial business, the iPhone.

Currently, Apple's car project has been terminated, but its basic technology will continue to be extended. The company plans to apply its experience in artificial intelligence and automation to other technologies it is working on, including camera-equipped AirPods, robotic assistants and augmented reality, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Former Apple chief design officer Jony Ive and his design team created concept drawings for an Apple car that bears some resemblance to the Fiat Multipla 600, with six windows and a curved roof. In addition, the Apple car does not have a steering wheel, and vehicle control will be completed through Siri.

According to sources, Apple had $155 billion in cash at the time and employed hundreds of talents with machine learning and other key capabilities, which are crucial for artificial intelligence technology and manufacturing self-driving cars. Apple's automotive R&D team consists of more than 2,000 employees, including engineers who have worked at NASA and developed racing cars for Porsche.

OpenAI says New York Times hired hackers to attack ChatGPT

The New York Times’ case against OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement has the latest developments.

On February 26, local time, OpenAI asked the U.S. Federal Court to dismiss four of the seven copyright lawsuits filed by the New York Times against the company, claiming that the New York Times "paid people to hack OpenAI's products" in order to obtain evidence.

In its latest court filing, OpenAI claims that the New York Times "made tens of thousands of attempts to arrive at highly anomalous results" and that the outlet used "deceptive prompts that clearly violate OpenAI's terms of use" and that " Ordinary people will not use OpenAI's products in this way."

Ian Crosby, a lawyer for the New York Times, said, "The concept of 'hacking' was strangely misrepresented by OpenAI. The New York Times actually only used OpenAI's products to collect evidence that it stole and copied the New York Times." Copyrighted Works."

Crosby also pointed out that "in this document, OpenAI does not deny, and cannot deny, that they copied millions of copies of the New York Times work without permission to build and support its commercial products."

Google president calls Gemini's diversity issues 'unacceptable'

Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees in an internal memo that historically inaccurate images and text generated by Gemini AI had "offended our users and demonstrated bias."

Last week, Google suspended Gemini's ability to generate images after it was found that the model generated inaccurate content including racially diverse Nazi-era German soldiers and non-white American Founding Fathers.

While Google has apologized for "deviating from the target" and said it is working to re-enable image generation, the memo is the first time the CEO has responded broadly to the controversy. Pichai said the company has been working hard to address problematic text and image responses in the Gemini app, but has not identified a solution.

Robin Li said he is committed to generative AI and basic models

Yesterday, Baidu released its fourth quarter and full-year financial reports for 2023, and its full-year revenue and profits exceeded market expectations. AI has become a new driving force for growth.

Total revenue in 2023 will reach 134.598 billion yuan, and net profit (non-GAAP) attributable to Baidu will be 28.7 billion yuan, a year-on-year growth rate of 39%; in the fourth quarter, revenue will be 34.951 billion yuan, and net profit will be 7.755 billion yuan. A year-on-year increase of 44%.

The financial report shows that Baidu's core revenue reached 103.465 billion yuan and net profit was 27.4 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 38%; the number of monthly active users of Baidu app reached 667 million.

Robin Li, founder, chairman and CEO of Baidu, said: "In 2023, we have made significant progress in iterating the Wenxin Big Model and Wenxin Yiyan, restructuring products and services, and commercialization. At the same time, Baidu's core business remains Resilience and healthy development. Looking forward to the future, we will continue to invest firmly in generative AI and basic models to lay the foundation for creating new growth engines."

Baidu Chief Financial Officer Luo Rong said: "In the past year, we have continued to focus on improving operational efficiency; in 2024, we will continue to improve operational efficiency and achieve high-quality growth."

Musk, Lei Jun talk about Apple giving up building cars

In the early morning of February 28, Bloomberg reported that Apple had decided to abandon its car-building project and turn to its artificial intelligence department.

Many celebrities from science and technology companies expressed their opinions after learning about it. Tesla CEO Elon Musk forwarded the relevant news on X with the emoticons of "salute" and "smoking".

Lei Jun, chairman of Xiaomi Group, said on Weibo that he was "very shocked" and said that he still made an extremely firm strategic choice three years ago.

Li Xiang, CEO of Li Auto, said that it is absolutely the right strategic choice for Apple to give up building cars and focus on artificial intelligence.

Sony cuts 900 jobs at PlayStation division

Sony announced that it will lay off 900 people in the PlayStation department, accounting for 8% of global employees, due to industry changes and in order to meet the needs of developers and players. CEO Jim Ryan said that it will continue to be committed to providing the best gaming experience.

The layoffs involve layoffs covering the Americas, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific and multiple departments, including the closure of PlayStation Studio in London. The decision comes after Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard, and "League of Legends" developer Riot Games also said in January that it would lay off 11% of its employees.

Changan Automobile responds to negotiations to purchase Gaohe Automobile

According to reports, the equity transaction between Changan Automobile and Gaohe Automobile is still in the negotiation stage and a final agreement has not yet been reached. Facing declining sales and financial difficulties, Gaohe Automobile has announced a six-month suspension of production and said it is facing greater pressure and challenges. After company founder Ding Lei met with Changan Automobile Chairman Zhu Huarong, he shipped the product to the Changan Automobile team to experience, which may pave the way for cooperation.

Human Horizons, the operating entity of Gaohe Auto, was established in 2017. Although sales have rebounded, it still faces the challenge of continuing operations. The company said it would make every effort to take various relief measures and make after-sales service a priority. The final outcome of future equity transactions and the operating prospects of Gaohe Automobile remain uncertain.

New product

GitHub launches enterprise version of Copilot

Microsoft Corp.'s GitHub is releasing a pricier paid version of its artificial intelligence software development tool Copilot, which can answer questions based on the company's own programming code, a feature designed to help new engineers get up to speed and enable veteran programmers to work more efficiently. Work quickly.

GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke said in an interview: “When you join a big company, a lot of things are very different from what you learned in your previous job — you have to go there. Read for practice." "So you don't have to do that anymore. You just ask the questions and you get the answers."

Ant Group releases 2 billion parameter multi-modal remote sensing basic model

Ant Group’s latest 2 billion-parameter multi-modal remote sensing basic model SkySense has achieved remarkable results. His paper has been included in CVPR 2024, the top international AI conference, and ranked first in 17 tests, showing excellent generalization capabilities.

SkySense combines artificial intelligence and satellite remote sensing technology and can be applied to areas such as landforms and crop observation and interpretation to provide effective support for agricultural production. This model breaks through the limitations of traditional remote sensing technology and achieves comprehensive modeling and utilization of multiple modal and multi-resolution time series remote sensing images.

In the future, Ant Group plans to open up SkySense model parameters and work with the industry to promote the development of intelligent remote sensing technology. The model was jointly developed by NextEvo, Ant's AI innovation and R&D department, and Wuhan University, marking Ant Group's leading position in the field of multi-modal technology.

New Tesla ROADSTER may be launched by the end of the year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on the social platform X that the new Tesla ROADSTER has completed production design and will be launched at the end of this year and shipped next year.

Musk claimed that Tesla has fundamentally improved the design goals of the new ROADSTER. At the same time, the new ROADSTER will also provide a SpaceX propulsion option package. This option package will install about 10 small rocket thrusters seamlessly arranged around the car, which will greatly improve the car's acceleration, top speed, braking and Turning ability.

"There will never be a second car like this, if you can even call it a car." Musk posted on X, "You will love the new ROADSTER more than your house."

OnePlus Ace 3 Genshin Impact custom machine released

OnePlus Ace 3 Genshin Impact custom machine was officially released on February 28. The machine is equipped with a 16 GB + 512 GB configuration and is priced at 3,399 yuan. It will go on sale at 10 a.m. on March 5, and pre-sales are now open.

In addition to OnePlus official channels, it is also sold simultaneously at Genshin Tmall flagship store, Douyin Genshin official flagship store and Miyoushe Wanyou store.

This phone is OnePlus’ new attempt at in-depth customization of mobile phones. It is themed after the character Ke Qing in “Genshin Impact” and is full of creativity from appearance to system details. The fuselage adopts Keqing's exclusive color "Tingni Purple", is equipped with silk glass technology, and also introduces the world's first "skylight and cloud shadow technology". The accessories and peripherals have also been upgraded, and the gift box has been specially designed.

The system has Keqing theme startup animation and wallpaper, and even comes with Keqing customized voice. In terms of performance, it is equipped with the third-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, and the cooperation with "Genshin Impact" makes the gaming experience smoother.

new consumption

Prada launches "Flowers" special collaboration series

On the 28th, Prada announced on its official Weibo that it will soon launch a joint series with the hit TV series "Flowers".

In the TV series, Prada provided costumes for the role of Lingzi, played by actress Ma Yili, reinterpreting Prada's classic looks from the 1990s and early 2000s.

The joint series between Prada and "Flowers" will be inspired by the on-screen looks of the TV series, including tie-dye printed shirt dresses, orange mohair coats, gradient-effect green wool Cloque suits, and camel alpaca double-breasted coats.

Naixue adjusts franchise strategy

According to Kamen, Naixue announced a new franchise policy for 2024: the investment amount for a single franchise store will be adjusted from 1 million yuan to 580,000 yuan. Stores that complete the contract before June 30, 2024 can also enjoy a single store of 60,000 yuan. Marketing subsidies.

According to reports, the city scope of Naixue's franchise will be further expanded this year, and it will gradually move into the county market.

In July 2023, Naixue officially announced the "Partner Plan" and launched the "direct operation + franchise" development model.

"Genshin Impact" releases version 4.5 special program trailer

"Genshin Impact" officially announced that the preview special program of version 4.5 "Zhao Feng Jin Jian Cai" will be officially launched at 20:00 on the evening of March 1.

This special program will be broadcast on 13 platforms including Bilibili Live Room, Douyu Live Room, Douyin Live Room, etc. Details can be obtained from the official account of "Genshin Impact"

In the special program, the updated content of version 4.5 will be brought to players, and benefits will also be distributed in the live broadcast room.

good-looking

The heroine of "Moana" returns for the second part

Aurelia Cavallo, the voice actress of the character "Moana" in the Disney movie "Moana" posted on Instagram to announce her return for the second film. She has arrived at Disney Animation Studio in California.

The animated film "Moana 2" was officially announced in early February and is scheduled to be released in North America on November 27 this year. Eight years have passed since the first "Moana" was released in 2016.

NETFLIX comic series "Parasite" 4.5 launched

NETFLIX released the poster for the thriller series "Parasite: Gray Force" and announced that it will be launched on NETFLIX on April 5.

The play is adapted from Am Myung-kyun's classic comic "Parasite" and is directed by Yeon Sang-ho, the director of the movie "Train to Busan". In terms of actors, it is led by Goo Kyo-hwan ("DP: Deserter"), Jeon So-ni ( "Bully Cop") and other starring roles.

The play tells the story of unidentified parasitic organisms that separated from the universe and started killing people as their hosts. After forming a force that belongs only to them, the parasites confront the humans who want to stop them. The comic of the same name has been adapted into animation and movies.

"Mrs. Spider: Awakening" special release

The movie "Mrs. Spider: Awakening" released the "Spider Web Hunt" special today and will officially land on the big screen in mainland China on March 1.

The plot tells the story of the villain "Poisonous Spider" Ezekiel, who has the same precognitive ability as Mrs. Spider. Because he foresees that he will be killed by three spider women in the future, he decides to strike first and kill the spider women who have not yet awakened. As a result, Ezekiel and Madam Spider started a tit-for-tat superpower contest.

The film, starring Dakota Johnson and directed by S.J. Clarkson, has been released in many countries around the world, with a cumulative box office of over US$77.598 million.

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