Morning Post | Apple will make a major upgrade to Siri in January next year/The first Huawei Hongmeng humanoid robot is being tested and verified at the factory/Bill Gates predicts that everyone will have their own AI assistant in the future

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Apple will launch a major upgrade to Siri in January next year

The first Huawei Hongmeng humanoid robot is being tested and verified at the factory

Epic Games app store encounters obstacles in EU launch, Apple asks Epic to redesign its app button

AR Unicorn XREAL is highly sought after on WAIC

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Baidu Smart Cloud (Wuzhen) AI Data Industry Base is launched, and both parties will jointly promote artificial intelligence technology innovation and application

Apple will announce Q2 earnings on August 2, Beijing time

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China Eastern Airlines apologizes for "alternating to divert passenger": will learn lessons and improve service

Shanghai's first batch of driverless taxis are about to hit the road

Honor CEO says Apple has had little innovation in recent years

Bill Gates predicts that in the future everyone will have their own AI assistant

Kuaishou Keling AI web client officially launched

The iPhone 16 Pro series will be equipped with a 5x optical zoom quad prism periscope lens

Xiaomi Mi 15 series will be equipped with IP69 dustproof and waterproof

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Apple will launch a major upgrade to Siri in January next year

Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman revealed in the latest issue of "Power On" that Apple will not launch a new Siri powered by Apple Intelligence this year.

The company plans to launch a new Siri test in January next year and launch the official version in iOS 18.4. Additionally, other Siri features, such as a new design and ChatGPT integration, are coming later this year. In previous reports, Gurman noted that Apple Intelligence will also appear on Vision Pro, but not until next year.

Apple launched a new Siri equipped with Apple Intelligence (Apple Intelligence) at WWDC held in June. After upgrading to iOS 18, users can talk to Siri more naturally, and the new Siri can also understand the context well.

However, the new Siri only supports iPhone 15 Pro and above devices, and the upcoming iPhone 16 series will also support Apple Intelligence. In addition, Mac and iPad devices need to be equipped with M1 or above chips to use Apple Intelligence.

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The first Huawei Hongmeng humanoid robot is being tested and verified at the factory

According to the Science and Technology Innovation Board Daily, Kuafu, China’s first humanoid robot equipped with the Hongmeng operating system, is currently being tested and verified in factories such as Weilai and Jiangsu Hengtong Group.

The report pointed out that the "Pangu large model + Kuafu humanoid robot" will be simultaneously promoted in two major scenarios, industrial and household.

In December last year, Leju Robot announced the launch of its new robot product Kuafu, which it claims is "the first open-source Hongmeng humanoid robot in China that can jump and adapt to walking on multiple terrains."

At the 2024 China Home Appliances and Consumer Electronics Expo held in March this year, Haier Robots and Leju Robots jointly exhibited the country's first humanoid robot for home scenarios – Kuafu.

As the first open-source Hongmeng humanoid robot in China that can jump and adapt to walking on multiple terrains, Kuafu not only demonstrated its control capabilities such as jumping and fast walking at the exhibition, but also demonstrated hand operations such as washing, watering flowers, arranging flowers, and drying clothes. Results.

Epic Games app store encounters obstacles in EU launch, Apple asks Epic to redesign its app button

According to foreign media The Verge, the Epic Games Store app for EU iPhones has passed Apple’s notarization process, but AppleInsider’s report pointed out that although Apple confirmed that the app has passed, Apple requires Epic to submit to the company in the future. Modify the store's button design in the next version.

In response to Apple's feedback, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney posted on his personal And asking us to change the button in the next version will make our store less standardized and harder to use."

AR Unicorn XREAL is highly sought after on WAIC

At the recently held 2024 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC), XREAL debuted its latest Beam Pro, Air 2 Pro and Air 2 Ultra products.

As an AR unicorn, XREAL's products are all AR devices that are directly oriented to consumers' daily needs. Entertainment-oriented scenarios such as watching movies and games are the focus of user experience at this WAIC.

At the event, XREAL used a lot of space to showcase its new spatial computing product, Beam Pro. This device is currently the cheapest 3D device on the market. It has comprehensive spatial computing capabilities such as mobile application ecology, unlimited entertainment streaming in the living room, and spatial imaging. It can be regarded as a "mobile phone" that drives mobile phone applications on AR glasses. It is also an entertainment streaming device for the living room, and it is also a spatial image collection and shooting device.

The world's first mass-produced AR glasses with electrochromic technology, Air 2 Pro, also attracted a large number of tourists to stop and experience it. This product incorporates electrochromic technology. Users can adjust the light transmittance of the lenses manually to adapt to any time and any scene. Light environment.

Wu Kejian, co-founder of XREAL, said during the on-site communication that before the emergence of large models, the traditional interaction methods in the XR industry had more restrictions, while large models opened up more possibilities and allowed people to use multi-modality more naturally. , voice and images can interact with hardware devices. XREAL is very optimistic about this direction and will further explore it.

Baidu Smart Cloud (Wuzhen) AI Data Industry Base is launched, and both parties will jointly promote artificial intelligence technology innovation and application

According to the Baidu Intelligent Cloud public account, on July 6, Baidu Intelligent Cloud (Wuzhen) AI Data was jointly built by Baidu Intelligent Cloud and Tongxiang Wuzhen Big Data High-tech Industrial Park in the "Zhitong Wuzhen" Industrial Park in Wuzhen Town, Tongxiang City. The official launch of the industrial base marks a new stage of cooperation between the two parties.

At the event, Baidu Intelligent Cloud signed a deepening strategic cooperation agreement with Wuzhen Big Data High-tech Industrial Park in Tongxiang City. The two parties will continue to deepen cooperation, jointly promote the innovation and application of artificial intelligence technology, and create an ecosystem for the artificial intelligence industry in Wuzhen.

Baidu Vice President Shi Qinghua said that the establishment of Baidu Smart Cloud (Wuzhen) AI data annotation base is an important part of the two parties' joint efforts to create an efficient and intelligent data ecosystem. With the improvement of Wuzhen's data element industry, combined with cutting-edge technologies such as Baidu Intelligent Cloud Qianfan large-scale model and autonomous driving, AI native applications will be fully implemented here, laying a solid foundation for Wuzhen to create a new highland of future intelligent technology.

Apple will announce Q2 earnings on August 2, Beijing time

Recently, Apple announced that it will release its second quarter financial report for this year on August 1st (i.e. August 2nd, Beijing time). After the financial report is released, Apple will also hold a financial report conference call at 5 a.m. on August 2, Beijing time, to interpret the financial report results and answer questions from analysts.

It is worth noting that the new iPad Pro/Air will be released in the second quarter of this year, and this financial report is expected to announce the sales volume of iPad Pro/Air.

In early May, Apple announced its first quarter financial report of this year, with revenue of US$90.8 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 4%, and Greater China revenue decreased by 8.1% year-on-year.

China Eastern Airlines apologizes for "alternating to divert passenger": will learn lessons and improve service

Yesterday, China Eastern Airlines apologized on Weibo for "dumping passengers on alternate landings". On July 4, a blogger posted an article saying that he was traveling on China Eastern Airlines and stayed in the VIP lounge to rest during the alternate landing, but was eventually forgotten by the crew at the airport.

On July 6, the Service Management Department of China Eastern Airlines sent an apology letter to the blogger. The letter stated, "Due to the negligence of the ground staff, the passengers who were resting in the VIP lounge were not notified in time, which resulted in you missing the flight. Although subsequent measures such as chartering a car were arranged, your trip experience was still not good. We will Learn lessons and improve service work, and please continue to supervise and provide valuable opinions and suggestions."

Yesterday, two bloggers posted again to announce the follow-up to the issue of China Eastern Airlines' "alternative landing and dumping of passengers", and also attached a letter of apology from China Eastern Airlines on Weibo. China Eastern Airlines later retweeted the blogger on Weibo and said, "We are reviewing and reflecting on the shortcomings in each service link, and actively improving the process and optimizing services. With your support and expectations, we will work hard to move forward and continue to improve. Make every journey more beautiful."

Shanghai's first batch of driverless taxis are about to hit the road

According to the Science and Technology Innovation Board Daily, at the 2024 World Artificial Intelligence Conference, Shanghai issued the first batch of demonstration application licenses for driverless intelligent connected vehicles. Saiko Intelligent Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Baidu Zhixing Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shanghai AutoX Technology Co., Ltd. (AutoX), and Xiaoma Yixing Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. are the first companies to obtain demonstration application licenses.

Pony.ai Technology announced that Shanghai residents will be able to make reservations for driverless autonomous taxis (Robotaxi) through its mobile app, covering a 205-kilometer route in Pudong. The license shows that it is valid from July 4, 2024 to January 4, 2025.

It is understood that the Shanghai demonstration application license is still in the "free trial" stage. The company is configuring vehicles and will be officially launched soon. There is no charge for the public yet.

Honor CEO says Apple has had little innovation in recent years

According to Phoenix Technology, Honor CEO Zhao Ming was recently asked in an interview that everyone has been complaining that Apple has not had much innovation since Cook came to power. Will AI be the biggest innovation since he came to power?

Regarding this question, Zhao Ming replied:

At least in recent years, I haven’t seen Apple making huge (innovations) in this area. Of course, you said he made VR and Vision Pro. But I don’t think Vision Pro actually has anything particularly unique. Eye tracking, eye tracking, and eye control. Objectively speaking, this technology is not the first to be applied by Apple.

 : Bill Gates predicts that everyone will have their own AI assistant in the future

According to "China Entrepreneur Magazine", Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently participated in the interview program of the well-known podcast "The Next Great Idea". During the conversation, he shared a series of new views on artificial intelligence technology. .

When asked by the host whether the current development of artificial intelligence is in line with his imagination at the time, Bill Gates said:

Of course, as a programmer I often think about what human cognition can achieve. As human cognitive abilities continue to increase, through machine learning, we can already match visual and speech recognition, making machines more powerful. I have always emphasized that artificial intelligence should read knowledge and express opinions like humans. From my understanding of GPT-4, its capabilities far exceed GPT-3. Although it is not smooth enough in some aspects, the accuracy is already very high. .

In addition, Bill Gates also expressed his views on AI assistants. He claimed:

For decades, I have been paying attention to personal AI assistants that can do certain tasks better than humans, such as tracking and reading messages, helping you handle emails, checking text messages, and managing social accounts. When you sit next to a machine and let it help you perform activities, it can basically understand what your intentions are and can already serve you like an ordinary white-collar worker. In the future, personal AI assistants can play roles such as administrative assistants, psychologists, friends, experts, etc.

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Kuaishou Keling AI web client officially launched

Recently, Kuaishou announced that the Keling AI webpage is officially launched, and all functions are free for a limited time (you need to apply by yourself). Among them, "Wen Sheng Video" opens the ability to generate up to 10 seconds, and "Tu Sheng Video" adds functions such as camera movement control and customization of first and last frames.

According to the current functions of the Keling AI web page, the Keling AI web page provides three major sections: AI pictures, AI videos, and the upcoming video editing.

After logging in, AI pictures can be used directly. Users can obtain automatically generated pictures through text descriptions, and can also add reference pictures for use. AI video supports high-definition video generation of up to 3 minutes, but currently requires application.

The iPhone 16 Pro series will be equipped with a 5x optical zoom quad prism periscope lens

According to a report by DigiTimes, Apple's upcoming iPhone 16 Pro will be equipped with the four-prism periscope camera with 5x optical zoom that debuted on the iPhone 15 Pro Max last year.

The report pointed out that Taiwanese lens manufacturers Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO) are the main suppliers of iPhone 16 Pro prism camera components. Sources close to the supply chain said that both Largan and GSEO are now ramping up production in preparation for the launch of the iPhone 16 series.

Largan, which supplies periscope lenses for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, is expected to get the majority of orders again. Largan Chairman Adam Lin recently said that the optical component industry is expected to see a sales peak from September to November, consistent with the expected release period of the iPhone 16 Pro model.

Xiaomi Mi 15 series will be equipped with IP69 dustproof and waterproof

According to foreign media gizmochina, both Xiaomi Mi 15 and Xiaomi Mi 15 Pro have an IP69 dust-proof and waterproof rating. This means that the Xiaomi Mi 15 series devices are able to withstand high-pressure water jets and steam cleaning, while also being placed at a depth of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.

Regarding other information about the Xiaomi Mi 15 series, gizmochina pointed out that this series of mobile phones will be equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chip, which will be released in October. Xiaomi 15 and Xiaomi 15 Pro are expected to be released in the same month, while the Ultra model may Release in early 2025.

Regarding the lens module of the Xiaomi 15 series, Xiaomi 15 Pro will provide 50MP (0.8μm) periscope telephoto and 3x optical zoom. The 50MP main camera will have a fixed "ultra-wide" aperture to ensure adequate light intake and better final results.

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"Zero" global game downloads exceed 50 million

On July 6, JueZuZero’s official Weibo announced that JueZuZero had reached 50 million downloads worldwide. As a thank you to the players, 1600 films* will be distributed to players with level ≥1, that is, 10 consecutive draws at a time.

In addition, the official stated that issues such as game performance will be continuously optimized in subsequent version updates. At the same time as the public beta is being prepared, preparations are also underway for a cloud game version of JueZuZero.

The official version of "Happiness Factory" will be launched on September 10

Coffee Stain Studios, the developer of "Goat Simulator", recently announced that "Happiness Factory" will end early access on September 10 and will be released on Steam and Epic Game Store.

The game was launched in early access on June 8, 2020, and currently has a 97% positive rating on Steam.

"Happiness Factory" mainly combines special elements such as exploration and combat. Players can embark on alien adventures alone in the game, or explore alien planets with friends and build multi-story factories.

"Honor of Kings" 10v10 mode will be launched soon

Recently, Honor of Kings announced on its official Weibo that the 10 v 10 mode will soon be available to everyone. As previously announced in the live broadcast, the new ranking points mechanism will be launched on the official server along with the 10 v 10 gameplay.

King of Glory stated that after full verification and optimization of 10 V 10, King of Glory will synchronize this mechanism to 5 v 5 gameplay in the past two seasons, through (matching algorithm-star mechanism-post-game evaluation system) Carry out three-in-one optimization to promote a more benign matching experience and playing environment.

Xbox and A BATHING APE work together to create a joint brand

Recently, Microsoft Xbox officially announced a collaboration with fashion brand A BATHING APE. Judging from the accompanying text information on X, both parties will announce the specific product details of this joint brand on July 13.

According to the preview image, A BATHING APE will launch Microsoft Xbox-themed T-shirts, shorts, jackets, baseball caps and other co-branded apparel products.

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Brad Pitt's new film "F1" will be released in North America on June 27 next year

The poster of the new F1 racing-themed film "F1" starring Brad Pitt and Damson Idris has been revealed and will be released in North America on June 27 next year.

The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski and reunites many of his "Top Gun 2" co-stars, including screenwriter Elon Krueger, producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Orman, etc. Lewis Hamilton, Pitt and others participated in the production.

The movie tells the story of a retired driver (Pete) who returns as a mentor to a young driver (Idris) and teams up with him to fight for glory on the track for the last time. Condon plays the team's technical director, overseeing the design and development of the complex race car.

The film's producer and investor is Apple, and it was recently revealed that the production cost was as high as $300 million.

"Pulse of the Earth: Extreme Survival" is scheduled to be released nationwide on July 27

According to Time.com, the first major film in the documentary "Pulse of the Earth" series, "Pulse of the Earth: Survival in Extremes," has officially been announced to be released nationwide on July 27.

The film is produced by Michael Gunton and directed by Abigail Leith. Hans Zimmer, Jacob Schuh, and Sara Barona collaborated with Bloodfinger Music to create the theme music, and the band Bastille He also devoted himself to music creation.

Road movie "658 Kilometers, Yoko's Journey" releases Chinese subtitles trailer

The road movie "658 Kilometers, Yoko's Journey" recently released a trailer with Chinese subtitles. The film stars Rinko Kikuchi and won the Best Film, Screenplay, and Best Actress at the Shanghai International Film Festival. The movie will be released in Hong Kong, China on July 18.

The story tells that the 42-year-old Yoko has already laid down and spent twenty years in isolation from the world. On her way home to attend her father's funeral, she was alone without a mobile phone or money. The story happened on the road.

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