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ChatGPT voice mode is accused of resembling Scarlett Johansson, OpenAI and I respond

Xpeng Motors holds AI Day event to bring new AI smart driving features

JD Pay and WeChat Pay realize interconnection

Baidu responds to senior vice president taking over public relations business

Li Auto will not release any new pure electric models this year

Sources say Apple COO visited TSMC to discuss AI chip development

The Dark Side of the Moon responds to Kimi’s launch of paid plan

Microsoft launches "Copilot + PC" and releases new Surface Laptop

vivo Y200 series mobile phones released

Apple releases iOS 17.5.1 update to fix photo “reappearance” issue

Cutting supports Dolby Vision format video production

Face Wall Intelligence launches multi-modal model MiniCPM-Llama3-V 2.5

Avita 012 global joint limited edition official announcement

Rose color may return to iPhone 16 Pro series

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Xiaomi Redmi Turbo 3 "Mirror Porcelain White" goes on sale

"Dungeon and Fighter" mobile game launches at 9 o'clock today

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ChatGPT voice mode is accused of resembling Scarlett Johansson, OpenAI and I respond

Last week, OpenAI launched a large model update for GPT-4o and brought voice functionality, but this feature caused some controversy. Some community users said that the Sky voice sounded too similar to Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson.

OpenAI issued a response, stating that the five voices (Breeze, Cove, Ember, Juniper and Sky) are all from cooperating voice actors, and Sky's voice does not deliberately imitate Scarlett Johansson. OpenAI is currently deactivating Sky Voice to resolve related issues.

OpenAI stated that they began casting for ChatGPT voices in May 2023 and received more than 400 samples before finally selecting the current 5 voices.

Johnson herself responded to this, stating that in September last year, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman invited her to voice ChatGPT, but she declined the invitation. After discovering that Sky's voice resembled his own, Johnson asked a lawyer to write to OpenAI, and OpenAI reluctantly agreed to remove the "Sky" language.

It is worth mentioning that Scarlett Johansson once voiced an AI assistant in the science fiction movie "Her". After the release of GPT-4o, Altman posted the word "her" on social platforms, which may refer to It's this movie.

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Xpeng Motors holds AI Day event to bring new AI smart driving features

Last night, Xpeng Motors held an AI Day conference, shared several new smart driving features, and rolled out the AI ​​Dimensity system to all Xpeng models on sale.

The AI ​​Tianji system is connected to the AI ​​large model and provides users with more intelligent and exclusive in-vehicle AI assistant services through the three core functions of AI assistant Xiao P, AI driver and AI bodyguard.

Among them, AI drivers have functions such as AI driving and AI parking. AI driving realizes "the industry's first mass production point-to-point" ultra-long memory navigation. The system can generate customized driving routes with only one learning session; AI parking The car is billed as "the world's first mass-produced remote control-free parking and exit function", which can easily achieve fully automatic parking and parking in multiple scenarios at high speeds.

Xiaopeng also brought an end-to-end large model that is known as "the first mass-produced vehicle in China". It is composed of a neural network + a large planning model + a large language model. The system can restore the 3D real passable space with high fidelity, allowing The autonomous driving system has the ability to understand and learn like the human brain, and its generalization processing ability to handle complex and even unknown scenarios has been greatly improved.

Xpeng said that this large model can be "iterated every two days" and its intelligent driving capabilities will increase 30 times in the next 18 months. In 2025, Xpeng Motors will also achieve an L4-like intelligent driving experience in China.

Xpeng also officially announced that the first model of the MONA series, positioned as the "global pioneer and popularizer of AI smart driving", will be unveiled in June this year.

JD Pay and WeChat Pay realize interconnection

Recently, JD Pay and WeChat Pay have become interconnected, becoming the first third-party payment institution in the industry to connect WeChat personal codes and merchant codes at the same time.

According to reports, users can scan the WeChat payment code through the JD Finance App. The WeChat payment QR code provided by the merchant can be scanned, and they can also enjoy an instant discount when making payment, up to 30 yuan off.

JD Pay also added that the WeChat payment QR code refers to WeChat’s personal code and merchant code. This interconnection is under the unified business rules and technical standards of the Netlink Clearing Company.

Baidu responds to senior vice president taking over public relations business

According to media reports, after Baidu’s former vice president and public relations head Xu Jing resigned due to the storm, Baidu’s senior vice president Liang Zhixiang has temporarily taken over the public relations business. It is unclear whether it is a temporary takeover to find the next head of public relations or a formal takeover.

Sina Technology asked Baidu for confirmation, and Baidu responded that Liang Zhixiang had been in charge of Baidu's government relations (GR) and public relations (PR) business, and Qujing had previously reported to Liang Zhixiang.

Liang Zhixiang is currently the senior vice president of Baidu Group and chairman of Baidu Data Management Committee.

Li Auto will not release any new pure electric models this year

Yesterday, Li Auto announced its first quarter financial report for 2024, with quarterly revenue reaching 25.6 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 36.4%. The delivery volume also increased significantly, reaching 80,400 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 52.9%, and it has been the sales champion of new energy vehicles with more than 300,000 yuan for 18 consecutive months.

The financial report shows that Li Auto's adjusted net profit in the first quarter was 1.3 billion yuan, with a gross profit margin of 20.6%, and it has achieved profitability for six consecutive quarters.

There are other highlights in the financial report:

  • Quarterly R&D expenses were 3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 64.6%, and R&D efficiency ranked among the leading new forces.
  • With cash reserves of 98.9 billion yuan, it is one of the car companies with the most abundant cash reserves in China.
  • The goal is to build 2,000+ ideal supercharging stations and 10,000+ ideal charging piles by the end of the year

For the second quarter, Li Auto predicts that delivery volume will reach 105,000 to 110,000 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 21.3% to 27.1%, and total revenue will be 29.9 billion to 31.4 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 4.2% to 9.4%.

At the performance meeting held last night, Ideal announced that it would no longer release new pure electric models this year. Previously, Ideal CEO Li Xiang issued an internal letter stating that Ideal had misjudged the pace of its pure electric strategy.

Sources say Apple COO visited TSMC to discuss AI chip development

"Economic Daily" reported that Apple COO Jeff Williams recently visited TSMC and was personally received by TSMC President Wei Zhejia. The two parties discussed Apple's self-developed AI chips and the use of TSMC's advanced process technology to produce chips.

Apple has also recently reported that it is promoting the research and development of AI chips for data center servers. It is expected to use 3D stacking methods and TSMC's advanced processes, but the cost is higher.

According to reports, Apple will also launch three different levels of M4 series processors codenamed Donan, Brava, and Hidra this year and next year. It is expected that large-scale mass production will begin at TSMC in the second half of this year.

The Dark Side of the Moon responds to Kimi’s launch of paid plan

Recently, many users have reported that Kimi, a chatbot owned by the AI ​​startup Dark Side of the Moon, has launched multiple "reward programs" with different prices: the lowest price is 5.2 yuan/4 days, and the highest price is 399 yuan/365 days.

The Dark Side of the Moon responded that some users wanted to know about some payment plans so that they could use the product stably during the peak service period, so they started to test the tipping scheme in a small scale gray scale. After tipping, they can get priority use rights during the peak period and give More choices for users. Dark Side of the Moon also stated that it will continue to expand and optimize to bring a good experience to more users.

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Microsoft launches "Copilot + PC" and releases new Surface Laptop

At an event held on Monday local time, Microsoft launched the "Copilot + PC" brand.

Microsoft introduced that Copilot + PC will use powerful hardware to directly run large AI models locally. Copilot, the built-in AI assistant in Windows, also supports GPT-4o launched by OpenAI last week.

Microsoft also introduced two AI functions based on NPU performance: Recall and Cocreate. The former allows users to access all activities they have performed on their PCs and index them based on personal semantics; the latter is a built-in AI image creation and editing function native to Windows PCs.

Microsoft also brought the "first Copilot+PC": the new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro, which will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite and X Plus processors, and the Surface Pro is also equipped with an OLED screen.

Both devices have better performance and battery life. The Surface Laptop supports up to 22 hours of video playback, has a battery life that exceeds that of the Apple MacBook Air, and beats the M3 MacBook Air in image processing speed; while the new Surface Pro and Surface Pro 9 In comparison, the performance is improved by 90%. The new Surface Pro starts at 8,688 yuan in China, and the new Surface Laptop starts at 11,888 yuan.

Microsoft also said that it will work with chip manufacturers such as Qualcomm, AMD and Intel, as well as OEM manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo to launch Copilot + PC. Microsoft has also partnered with Adobe to bring a series of its creative tools to Windows on Arm.

vivo Y200 series mobile phones released

Yesterday, vivo released its new Y200 series of mobile phones, including vivo Y200, Y200 GT, and Y200t.

The three vivo Y200 phones are all equipped with 6000mAh ultra-thin blue ocean batteries, with a DOU of 2 days of battery life. The vivo Y200 and Y200 GT support 80W charging, and the Y200t supports 44W charging.

Vivo Y200t is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor, equipped with a 6.72-inch "King Kong Eye Protection Screen", supports 120 Hz refresh rate and global DC dimming, peak brightness of 1,000 nits, and stereo dual speakers that support "300% maximum brightness". volume". Vivo Y200t is available in Qingshan and Aurora colors. The 8GB+128GB version is priced at 1,199 yuan, with a first-sale discount of 100 yuan.

Vivo Y200 GT focuses on performance, equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor, equipped with 6K ultra-large VC liquid cooling, the screen is 144Hz 1.5K King Kong eye protection screen, supports 3840Hz high-frequency dimming and 4500 nits peak brightness, and supports infrared Remote control, full-featured NFC, stereo dual speakers and X-axis linear motor. Vivo Y200 GT is available in "Thunder" and "Storm" colors. The 8GB+128GB version is priced at 1,199 yuan, with a first-sale discount of 100 yuan.

Vivo Y200 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor, equipped with a 6.72-inch OLED curved screen, supports 120Hz refresh rate; the body thickness is 7.61 MM, and the weight is 186 grams. The main camera is 50 million pixels and supports 2x optical zoom. Vivo Y200 is available in Bright Night, Blossom and Red Orange colors, and the 8GB+128GB version is priced at 1,599 yuan.

Apple releases iOS 17.5.1 update to fix photo “reappearance” issue

Early this morning, Apple pushed the official version of iOS 17.5.1 update to iPhone users.

According to the change log, this update provides important bug fixes and resolves an issue in rare cases where a corrupted database could cause deleted photos to reappear in the Photos library.

Previously, many users reported that after updating to iOS 17.5, photos that they had deleted for many years reappeared in the photo library. Apple has yet to explain how this error occurred.

Cutting supports Dolby Vision format video production

Jianying officially announced that users can edit and export Dolby Vision HDR format videos through iOS, iPadOS and macOS devices.

For users using iOS and iPadOS devices, video production in Dolby Vision format can be achieved through the Cutting App without changing the original workflow. iOS device users can also shoot videos in Dolby Vision format on their accustomed devices, and use the Cutting App for post-editing and exporting to achieve a "one-stop" creative experience.

In addition, users who use professional creative tools to shoot videos can also use the Pro version of Cutout through macOS devices, taking advantage of the high dynamic range and wide color gamut of Dolby Vision to give full play to the performance of professional creative tools and faithfully restore the images in the early shooting. Complete creative intent.

Face Wall Intelligence launches multi-modal model MiniCPM-Llama3-V 2.5

Domestic AI start-up company Llama Intelligence has launched a new product of its client-side model MiniCPM series "MiniCPM-Llama3-V 2.5", which is known as the "strongest client-side multi-modal model" and supports 30+ languages.

Wall-facing intelligence introduction, MiniCPM-Llama3-V 2.5 can be efficiently deployed on mobile phones, and performs well in accurate recognition of difficult images, long images, and long texts.

On the test platform OpenConpass, the comprehensive performance of MiniCPM-Llama3-V 2.5 with 8B end-side model parameters surpasses GPT-4V and Gemini Pro.

Avita 012 global joint limited edition official announcement

Recently, Avita Automobile officially announced that it will jointly create a global joint limited edition of Avita 012 with Dior men's artistic director and Fendi women's and haute couture artistic director Kim Jones.

Kim Jones said in the design that a car is "an extension of personality and home" and that integrating privacy, comfort and ease of life into a personalized car space was his inspiration for designing Avita 012.

Previously, Avita also teamed up with Givenchy creative director Matthew M. William to bring Avita 011, which is limited to 500 units worldwide and priced at 600,000 yuan.

Xiaomi Redmi Turbo 3 "Mirror Porcelain White" goes on sale

Yesterday, Xiaomi officially announced that it will bring "Mirror White" color scheme to the Redmi Turbo 3 mobile phone, which will be officially launched at 8 o'clock last night. Redmi mobile phone marketing manager Zhang Yu also released real photos of the Redmi Turbo 3 "Mirror White".

Redmi Turbo also announced yesterday that the price of the entire series has been reduced by 100 yuan, now starting at 1,899 yuan. Users who purchase the machine through official channels can apply for a 100 yuan price difference subsidy.

Redmi Turbo 3 is powered by the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor, a 6.67-inch 1.5K OLED direct screen, a 5000mAh battery and 90W wired fast charging.

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Luckin Coffee launches Oatly oatmeal latte

Yesterday, Luckin teamed up with oat milk brand Oatly to launch "Oatmeal Latte", priced at 9.9 yuan.

According to Luckin, Oatly Oatly Latte uses OATLY Coffee Master oat milk, which is lactose-free, and contains the essence of Oatly White, Mocha, Caramel Macchiato, Jasmine Latte, Biluo Zhichun Latte, Matcha Latte, and Latte. 9 products including Iron, Vanilla Latte, and Huangshan Maofeng Latte can be replaced with Oatly oat milk.

"Dungeon and Fighter" mobile game launches at 9 o'clock today

Tencent's "Dungeon & Fighter" mobile game opened character creation and ID grabbing on its official website and DNF Assistant yesterday, and the server was officially launched at 9 o'clock today.

DNF Mobile Games also announced that the number of reservations has reached 8 million. After the server is launched, users who have previously made reservations can receive a large number of props on the official website and in the game.

The "Dungeon and Fighter" mobile game was originally scheduled to be launched on August 12, 2020, but was later announced to be postponed. An advance test was launched on February 29 this year.

Louis Vuitton launches new nautical themed collection

Nowre reported that Louis Vuitton released a specially designed nautical theme series to pay tribute to Louis Vuitton's 37th America's Cup in Barcelona.

The new products in the series include men's and women's ready-to-wear, handbags and accessories. The Louis Vuitton logo, bright colors and nautical elements are integrated into three major themes: "Riding the Wind and Waves" theme presents technical items, "Deck Adventure" presents daily sportswear, and "Elegant Summer Nights" presents Evening wear. Its iconic "V" is surrounded by red, white and blue blocks.

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Official announcement of the sequel to the movie "Kowloon Walled City"

The movie "The Siege of Kowloon Walled City" has officially announced two sequels, "The Head of the Kowloon Walled City" and "The Final Chapter of the Kowloon Walled City", which together with the already released "The Siege" form a trilogy. It is expected that the first film will continue to be directed by Cheng Baorui. Directed.

"The Siege of Kowloon Walled City" stars Raymond Lam, Louis Koo, etc., and is adapted from Yu Er's novel "Kowloon Walled City". It tells the story of a young man in trouble, Chen Luojun, who accidentally broke into the gang-inhabited Kowloon Walled City due to his escape. He was accidentally rescued by a "big shot" tornado and ended up… A story about true brotherhood and facing the attack of evil people together. The film is currently being screened in mainland theaters.

Paul Cheng's movie "Battle of Penghu" to start filming this year

The movie "Battle of the Penghu" has released a new poster, announcing that it will start shooting this year and will be directed by director Zheng Baorui.

The film will focus on the true history of the 22nd year of Kangxi's reign, when Admiral Shi Lang led the Fujian Navy to suppress the separatist elements of the Zheng Dynasty and finally succeeded in unifying Taiwan.

Lanthimos & Emma Stone new movie to start filming this year

"Poor Thing" director Yorgos Lanthimos' next film, "Bugonia," will start filming this summer, starring actors Emma Stone and Jesse Plemons.

The film will be a remake of the South Korean sci-fi comedy "Save the Earth," which tells the absurd story of a disillusioned young man and his girlfriend who kidnap a businessman and torture him in order to protect the Earth from alien invasion.

This is also the fourth collaboration between Lanthimos and Stone after "The Favorite", "Poor Thing" and "The Good Kind". The two's work "The Good Kind" recently premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and the film was shortlisted for the main prize. Competition unit.

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