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OpenAI reopens ChatGPT Plus new user registration

Tesla’s second-generation humanoid robot unveiled

ByteDance may cancel next-generation VR headset PICO 5

Alibaba e-commerce focuses on AI: Taotian sets up 4 teams, with an international business team of over 100 people

JD.com responds to large-scale personnel adjustments: no similar plans

Ningde era has hundreds of companies with non-competition restrictions and claims of at least one million

Lenovo responds to headquarters logo being graffitied to look like Huawei

iPhone 16 may adjust the camera island design

Microsoft releases small language model AI Phi-2

Tongyi Qianwen 72B open source model topped two top lists at the same time

Oriental Screening lost over 100,000 followers in the past 5 days, Dong Yuhui responded to the "little essay" incident in the early morning

UNIQLO partners with FIT to launch upcycled collection

Supreme x Vans launches 2023 winter joint series

"Dune 2" releases new official trailer

Amy Winehouse biopic set for release

Actor Andrew Brower dies

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OpenAI reopens ChatGPT Plus new user registration

After being suspended for nearly a month, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman announced today that ChatGPT Plus subscriptions have been reopened.

According to previous reports, on November 15, due to huge demand, OpenAI decided to suspend new user registrations for the ChatGPT Plus paid subscription service to ensure that existing users have a high-quality experience.

At the time, Sam Altman said the company was working to increase its capacity and hoped to resume new user signups soon. In the meantime, he encouraged interested users to join the waiting list.

Tesla’s second-generation humanoid robot unveiled

Yesterday, Tesla released the latest video of its humanoid robot Optimus Gen 2.

Tesla said that the weight of the second-generation Optimus has been reduced by 10 kilograms, its balance has also been improved, and its walking speed has increased by 30%. Judging from the video, it can even squat while maintaining its own balance.

One of the most difficult parts of building a humanoid robot is developing the hands. This part needs to be made strong enough to support considerable weight. At the same time, the movements must be precise enough to handle smaller or more fragile objects.

The hands of Optimus Gen 2 seem to have been fully upgraded and can move with precision like human arms, and can even handle fragile objects such as eggs.

Tesla said its goal in developing bipedal autonomous humanoid robots is to replace humans in performing unsafe or "boring" tasks.

ByteDance may cancel next-generation VR headset PICO 5

According to The Information, ByteDance is canceling its PICO next-generation VR headset PICO 5 because sales of the current Pico 4 are far below expectations.

ByteDance acquired PICO for US$1.3 billion in 2021 to enter the VR market. People familiar with the matter said that PICO engineers are currently working on a confidential long-term project code-named "Swan", which is aimed at eventually developing a high-end headset with cutting-edge technology.

According to reports, the Swan project is partly inspired by Apple’s Vision Pro headset, which will be released early next year. The project is still largely in the experimental and conceptual stage. People with direct knowledge of the project said it is unclear whether There will be commercial products that can come out of it.

According to people familiar with the matter, ByteDance will also continue to release the previously planned PICO 4 updated version. PICO 4 was originally released last year.

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Alibaba e-commerce focuses on AI: Taotian sets up 4 teams, with an international business team of over 100 people

According to "LatePost", under the leadership of the new management team, "AI" is becoming a keyword for the entire Alibaba.

AI runs through the development of Alibaba's various businesses. In terms of domestic and foreign e-commerce businesses, Taotian Group has just sorted out its AI business, shrinking it from about 20 teams to 4. At the same time, it has internally released Taotian's own large-model product "Figure "Ling"; the AI ​​team of the International Digital Business Group currently has more than 100 people.

In September this year, Alibaba's new CEO Wu Yongming established "AI-driven" as one of the group's two strategic priorities in an internal letter to all employees; in November, during his first earnings call after taking office, "AI" also became a He described the most important keywords for Alibaba’s strategy and various businesses this quarter.

JD.com responds to large-scale personnel adjustments: no similar plans

According to the Science and Technology Innovation Board Daily, many JD.com employees have stated on social platforms in recent days that JD.com is currently undergoing personnel adjustments involving logistics, technology, retail, industry and other business lines. The compensation is N+1 and there is no year-end prize.

Some employees revealed that the proportions are different in different departments, and the department where they are located has a larger proportion, which may continue to be adjusted after the year.

In this regard, JD.com insiders denied this rumor to Sina Technology, saying that they did not have any similar plans. ​​​We are still recruiting employees, and the company’s total headcount has increased to 590,000.

According to previous reports, on the evening of December 9, Liu Qiangdong, founder and chairman of JD.com, responded to employee comments on the company's intranet, saying, "No matter what, I will not lie down, and I hope my brothers will never lie down."

He said, "The organization is huge, bloated and inefficient, and it does take time to change." He hoped that employees could be more patient. Liu Qiangdong said that JD.com’s foundation is still there and “I believe we will definitely get out of the bottom.”

Ningde era has hundreds of companies with non-competition restrictions and claims of at least one million

According to Sina Technology, a recent graduate who received an offer from CATL said, "When fresh graduates arrive at CATL, they have to sign a non-compete agreement. If they don't sign, they won't be hired."

In a 13-page non-competition agreement he showed, CATL listed 50 companies with non-competition restrictions, including: Lishen, BYD, Yiwei Lithium Energy, AVIC Lithium Battery, Great Wall Motors, Weibo Ma, Ideal, Xpeng, NIO and many other well-known companies.

Industry insiders said that this list is last year's version, and this year's version has increased to 100 companies, and the scope is not limited to this list.

In addition, the non-compete agreement states that liquidated damages are 5 times the total pre-tax income in the 12 months before resignation or 1 million yuan, whichever is higher. This also means that as long as you resign from CATL, if you are compensated for non-competition, it will start at least 1 million yuan.

Lenovo responds to headquarters LOGO being graffitied to look like Huawei

Yesterday, the company logo at the entrance of Lenovo Group’s headquarters was graffitied into “Huawei”. Later, an account with the rank of "Senior Manager" on Lenovo's internal forum posted, claiming, "Please actively report this employee who graffitied the company's logo into a competing product, and we will definitely punish him severely."

Yesterday evening, the marketing department of Lenovo Group China responded: "The long-awaited heavy snowfall, employees made a joke and had fun."

At the same time, Lenovo product director @林林-一智小白Rabbit said:

It turned out to be a graffiti "prank" created by a few employee children when they rushed to the campus to have a snowball fight during lunch break. As a result, other employees saw it and thought something had happened, so they posted it on the internal employee forum.

The forum is anonymous and only open to internal users. All the levels on the forum are actually the levels of people who are flooded with people on the forum. For example, if there is less water on the forum, it is just a "supervisor" level, which has nothing to do with the actual position.

The colleague who posted this post was a "senior manager" who was two levels higher than a "supervisor" through trickery. So what I posted is actually entirely his personal opinion.

He also said that the atmosphere within Lenovo is very tolerant, and internal discussions and meetings are also conducted in a very tolerant style, so some people are worried about punishment for employees. "Don't worry, our factory is not like that."

New product

iPhone 16 may adjust the camera island design

According to the latest news from MacRumors, iPhone 16 will have revised button and lens layouts.

According to details of early pre-production designs of iPhone 16, Apple has designed multiple iPhone 16 appearance models internally.

The yellow iPhone has an action button, unified volume buttons and a camera island design similar to the iPhone X; the pink version has an action button and independent mechanical volume buttons; the black version is equipped with a larger action button and a new shooting button.

The iPhone 16 is reportedly testing two different camera bump designs:

  • ‌iPhone‌ style design, two cameras arranged vertically
  • ‌iPhone‌ X-style design with pill-shaped design

Relative to the iPhone 15, the position of the flash is the same on both designs, indicating that Apple has no plans to change the position of the flash.

Microsoft releases small language model AI Phi-2

On Tuesday local time, Microsoft Research officially announced its small language model (SML) Phi-2. This language model with only 2.7 billion parameters demonstrates excellent reasoning and language understanding capabilities.

Officials said that thanks to new innovations in model expansion and training data management, in complex benchmark tests, the performance of Phi-2 can match or even exceed some larger models, such as 7B Mistral, 13B Llama-2, and even 70B Llama-2.

Additionally, despite its smaller size, the Phi-2's performance is comparable to or better than the recently released Google Gemini Nano 2.

Phi-2 is currently accessible through Azure AI Studio. The official said in a post on X, "It is small enough to run on a laptop or mobile device."

However, under its customized Microsoft research license, Phi-2 can only be used for research purposes and is not supported for commercial use.

Tongyi Qianwen 72B open source model topped two top lists at the same time

Recently, Hugging Face, the world's largest open source large model community, and OpenCompass, the authoritative domestic large model evaluation platform, respectively announced the latest open source large model rankings.

Alibaba Cloud Tongyi Qianwen's 72 billion parameter model Qwen-72B overcame large domestic and foreign open source models such as Llama 2, and topped the two rankings at the same time.

In the Hugging Face six-dimensional evaluation, Tongyi Qianwen (Qwen-72B) performed well, ranking first among all pre-trained models with a comprehensive score of 73.6.

In the latest Chinese large model list of OpenCompass, the authoritative domestic open source large model evaluation platform, Tongyi Qianwen 72B model won the championship with a comprehensive score of 67.1.

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Oriental Screening lost over 100,000 followers in the past 5 days, Dong Yuhui responded to the "little essay" incident in the early morning

According to Jiemian News, in the early morning of December 13, Dong Yuhui responded to the "little composition" controversy with a thousand words.

In his response, he introduced the short composition creation model of Oriental Selection. First, Dong Yuhui creates it himself, such as Xi'an field and Inner Mongolia field; second, Dong Yuhui provides ideas and suggestions, and the editor creates it, and both parties discuss and modify it;

The third is that the editor independently created the composition, and Dong Yuhui made few or no changes. The latest Jilin farm essay belongs to the third situation.

On the evening of December 12th, Oriental Screening CEO Sun Dongxu also formally responded to the essay incident in the live broadcast room. He said that he criticized the editor's team for their emotional work and inappropriate communication methods; the company recognized Dong Yuhui's contribution and did not owe anything in terms of remuneration, and his annual salary was more than tens of millions reported online.

The cause of this "short composition" crisis was that Oriental Selection posted a comment on "Who wrote the promotional copy" under the "Jilin Trip" video, saying that most of the classic short compositions were created by the copywriting team and not all of them were written by the host. These remarks caused dissatisfaction among Dong Yuhui’s fans.

After the "Little Composition" controversy continued to ferment for many days, on December 13, the number of Oriental Selection fans dropped to 31.045 million. Compared with 31.159 million on December 9, Oriental Selection has lost more than 100,000 followers in the past five days. As of the close of trading on December 13, Oriental Selection's stock price fell by nearly 13%, and it fell by nearly 17% in the past five days.

UNIQLO partners with FIT to launch upcycled collection

Uniqlo announced that it is collaborating with FIT (New York Fashion Institute of Technology) and its design and technology laboratory to launch a limited edition upcycled series called "Re.Live".

The collection consists of 11 pieces of knitwear, outerwear, shirts, jumpsuits and accessories, developed using completely unsaleable and unwearable UNIQLO products from the "Re.Uniqlo" program created in 2022.

Launched by five students from FIT's Class of 2024, three fashion design students and two advertising and digital design students working as a team.

It is reported that the collaborative model will be released globally on December 13. It is currently on sale at the Japanese retail global flagship store Re.Uniqlo Studio on Fifth Avenue in New York, priced from US$39.9 to US$89.9.

Supreme x Vans launches 2023 winter joint series

This Supreme x Vans collaboration uses "Leopard" leopard print as an element, injecting a strong street flavor into the two classic skateboard shoes, Half Cab and Old Skool.

The two shoes are available in three versions: dark blue, orange and black. In addition to using high-quality suede for the upper, leopard print artificial fur material is added to the sides to add highlights, and the "Supreme" Logo is on the heel.

It is reported that the series will be launched in Supreme stores in North America and Europe on December 14th, and will also be sold through Japan and Seoul on December 16th.

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"Dune 2" releases new official trailer


"Dune 2" releases new official trailer. A huge war begins, with more secrets and emotions, "They use this 'prophecy' to enslave us."

Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and Rebecca Ferguson return to star, and Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Léa Seydoux, Christopher Walken and other new members join the cast, and Denis continues to star. ·Directed by Villeneuve, with music by Hans Zimmer, it will be released in North America on March 1 next year.

The story "explores Paul's journey into the Great Mystery, as he joins forces with the Cheni and the Fremen to seek vengeance against those who conspired to destroy his family. Paul must choose between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, and strive to To prevent a terrible future that only he could foresee".

Amy Winehouse biopic set for release

The Amy Winehouse biopic "Back to Black" is scheduled to be released in North America on May 10 next year.

Starring Marissa Abela, Jack O'Connell, Eddie Marsan, Lesley Manville, and directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson ("Fifty Shades of Grey").

The film will focus on Winehouse's music and life, as she went from a budding jazz singer in North London to a Grammy-winning music superstar, releasing hits such as "Frank", "Back To Black" and "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" album, but she long struggled with alcohol and drug addiction and died in 2011 at the age of 27.

Actor Andrew Brower dies

Actor Andre Braugher, who played Inspector Holt in "The Big Bad," has died at the age of 61.

Brower's agent revealed the news, saying that he died on Monday local time in the United States after a brief illness.

Brower became famous for "Springtime of Love, Reason and Law", and also appeared in "City of Angels" and "Middle Age". His serious police image and later comedy image are deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. His legacy includes Netflix's 2024 new drama "Once Upon a Time in the White House," which has been filmed.

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