Morning Post | Cook talks about generative AI in China for the first time/It is reported that Xiaomi car pricing is confirmed and reduced by 30,000-50,000 yuan/Tencent Hunyuan large model parameter scale expanded to one trillion

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DeepMind co-founder becomes CEO of Microsoft's new AI division

Cook talks China supply chain and generative AI

Huang Renxun responds to the Chinese market and chip pricing issues

Tencent’s Hunyuan large model has been expanded to trillions of parameters

EU dissatisfied with Apple's third-party App Store threshold

Xiaomi denies SU7 priority purchase channel

Altman: The world doesn’t need another Google search engine

GPT-5 may be released mid-year

Domestic Model Y will increase price by 5,000 yuan, Lei Jun expresses his position

macOS 14.4 new bug may cause file loss

Changan Automobile launches three new models

360 Security Large Model 3.0 professional tasks surpass GPT-4

Zhihu launches AI search function

AWE sweeping robots unveiled

Tencent DNF mobile game scheduled for second quarter

Heavy

DeepMind co-founder becomes CEO of Microsoft's new AI division

Microsoft officially announced that Mustafa Suleyman will join Microsoft to form a new "Microsoft AI" team focused on promoting Copilot and Microsoft's other consumer AI products and research. Suleyman will serve as the executive vice president and CEO of this team.

It is reported that Suleyman is the co-founder of the AI ​​laboratory DeepMind and the AI ​​startup Inflection AI. Also joining Microsoft are Inflection co-founder Karén Simonyan, as well as several AI engineers, researchers, and builders from the Inflection team.

"We want to make sure that the next wave is that Microsoft can actually create incredible products for consumers," Suleyman said.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that the work done by Inflection and the experience of these new employees in AI pre-training are very important.

Cook talks China supply chain and generative AI

Yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared in Shanghai and answered questions from the media about supply chain and AI.

Cook said that there is "no place more important to Apple's supply chain than China." Over the past 30 years, Apple has been expanding its supply chain in China and has continued to increase investment. The current level of factory modernization is very high and will continue to improve.

When a reporter asked "iPhone's progress in AI," Cook said that AI has been used in many aspects of Apple products, such as Apple Watch's fall detection and iPhone's predictive text input function. He also said that news about Apple’s generative AI will be announced later this year.

Cook also posted a post revealing that he went to the Paper Folding Game Company and the production studio of director Lu Mo. It is reported that the new Apple Direct Store in Jing’an, Shanghai will open today.

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Huang Renxun responds to the Chinese market and chip pricing issues

On March 19, local time, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang accepted interviews with global media.

Some media mentioned that Huang Renxun had previously mentioned the price of Nvidia's latest generation AI chip Blackwell at US$30,000 to US$40,000. Huang Renxun responded that this number is just to give everyone a certain feel for the product, and the specific pricing will change according to customer demand. Nvidia sells data centers, not chips.

Huang Renxun also emphasized the importance of the Chinese market and said that he is making every effort to maximize Nvidia's business in China. NVIDIA has launched L20 and H20 chips for the Chinese market, and these chips sold to China will meet the requirements. He also mentioned that a large number of components in his chips come from China, and the globalization of the supply chain is difficult to break.

Tencent’s Hunyuan large model has been expanded to trillions of parameters

Yesterday, Tencent Holdings released its 2023 full-year financial report.

Tencent Holdings' total revenue in 2023 was 609.015 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10%; the profit attributable to the company's equity holders was 157.688 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 36%.

The financial report also shows breakthroughs in multiple product businesses:

  • The total user usage time of the video account has doubled, benefiting from the increase in daily active accounts and per capita usage time due to the optimization of the recommendation algorithm;
  • The improvement of the advertising AI model has significantly improved the effect of precise advertising. The annual revenue of the online advertising business was 101.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 23%;
  • The international market's share of game revenue reached a new high of 30%, and revenue increased by 8% year-on-year to 53.2 billion.
  • The combined number of monthly active accounts of WeChat and WeChat reached 1.343 billion, the number of monthly active accounts of QQ mobile terminal reached 554 million, and the total revenue of mini games increased by more than 50%.

Tencent also disclosed in its financial report that Tencent Hunyuan adopts an expert model structure and has expanded to a trillion parameter scale, with capabilities such as Vincentian graphs, video generation, mathematical derivation, logical reasoning and multi-round dialogue.

EU dissatisfied with Apple's third-party App Store threshold

EU Antitrust Director Margrethe Vestager expressed dissatisfaction with Apple's practice of setting thresholds in the EU to prevent users from accessing and using third-party App Stores.

Margrethe Vestager will focus on how “core technology fees” form the threshold. According to Apple's new rules, developers whose apps have been downloaded more than 1 million times will have to pay 0.5 euros per year for each new download.

Margrethe Vestager also said that Apple should not tell users that the third-party App Store is unsafe, because the purpose of the Digital Market Act is to open the market, and how to ensure its security is decided by third-party service providers.

In addition, according to Bloomberg, the U.S. Department of Justice will sue Apple for violating antitrust laws as soon as Thursday, local time.

Xiaomi denies SU7 priority purchase channel, reveals pricing confirmed

Xiaomi Automobile's SU7 is about to be released. Relevant sources revealed that Xiaomi will issue "F codes" to the supply chain, channel partners, ecological chain companies, and senior executives of investee companies related to Xiaomi. Using F codes to purchase cars can guarantee priority delivery, but purchasing cars with F codes No offers.

In response to this, Wang Hua, general manager of Xiaomi's public relations department, responded on Weibo that as far as he knows, there is currently no "F code" or similar priority purchase channel for Xiaomi Motors SU7.

In addition, according to people familiar with the matter, Xiaomi Group has confirmed the pricing of Xiaomi cars. The standard version may start at 266,000 yuan, and the high-end version may start at 336,000 yuan. Compared with last year, the price has been reduced by 30,000 yuan to 50,000 yuan. At the press conference There may be further adjustments before, but the news has not been responded to by Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Automobile SU7 is scheduled to be officially released on March 28.

Altman: The world doesn’t need another Google search engine

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman recently said in an exclusive interview that they will not build a "better copy of Google search."

Altman believes that OpenAI has the ability to build a better search engine than Google, but this is an underestimate of AI technology. Displaying multiple links to users like the Google search engine is just one way to obtain information. ChatGPT should be a tool that better helps people find and integrate information, and can be applied to more scenarios.

"The world doesn't need another copy of Google," Altman said.

New product

GPT-5 may be released mid-year

According to insiders, OpenAI is expected to launch GPT-5 sometime in the middle of the year, most likely in the summer.

Some enterprise customers recently received demonstrations of the latest model and its associated enhancements to the ChatGPT tool. One of the company CEOs who has been exposed to GPT-5 said that GPT-5 is "very good."

People familiar with the matter also said that OpenAI is still training GPT-5. After the training is completed, it will conduct security testing internally and will use various methods to test the tool to find problems before making it available to the public.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman recently said in an interview that GPT-5 will be a huge improvement, but "something else" will be released before it is released.

Domestic Model Y will increase price by 5,000 yuan, Lei Jun expresses his position

After Model Y in Europe and the United States announced price increases, a reporter learned from Tesla China that the price of Model Y in China will be increased by 5,000 yuan on April 1.

At the same time, Model Y's current 8,000 yuan insurance subsidy policy and car paint exemption policy of up to 10,000 yuan will also expire on March 31, so the actual price increase this time will be up to 23,000 yuan.

Lei Jun, chairman of Xiaomi Group, expressed "sincere admiration" for Tesla's price increase: "In the current electric vehicle market, competition is so fierce that only Tesla dares to increase prices." Lei Jun also said that the upcoming Xiaomi SU7 standard version configuration far exceeds that of the Tesla Model 3. Although the pricing is "somewhat stressful", it will definitely make everyone feel that it is worth the money.

macOS 14.4 new bug may cause file loss

According to reports, Apple’s latest macOS 14.4 system has a new bug in file management.

Before upgrading macOS 14.4, if the user turns on the "Optimize Mac Storage Space" option, files and historical versions will be stored both locally on the Mac and in iCloud. Even if the local files on the Mac are deleted, they can still be deleted from the Mac. Save files locally in iCloud.

However, in macOS 14.4, deleting files locally may also cause the historical versions stored on iCloud to be deleted.

The way to deal with this bug is to not turn on "Optimize Mac Storage" or not save files to iCloud Drive.

According to MacRumors, several bugs have been discovered in macOS 14.4, which may cause the printer driver to be deleted or damaged, or the USB port to not function properly.

Changan Automobile launches three new models

Yesterday, Changan Automobile held a spring refresh conference and released three new cars: the third-generation CS75PLUS Champion Edition, the second-generation UNI-V, and the third-generation Eado.

According to reports, the third-generation CS75PLUS Champion Edition comes standard with an L2-level intelligent driving assistance system, embedded with a facial recognition smart butler, and supports functions such as fatigue monitoring and early warning, intelligent child care system, and irregular behavior prompts. The maximum rated power is 171 kW. Three models, priced from 121,900 yuan to 139,900 yuan.

The second generation UNI-V is equipped with Blue Whale's new generation NE1.5T high-voltage direct injection engine, with a maximum rated power of 138 kW. It comes standard with the voice assistant "Xiao'an" and supports "swiping your face" to start the vehicle. There are four models in total, priced from 10.98 to 124,900 yuan.

The third-generation Eado has a wheelbase of 2765 mm, is equipped with a 520L large trunk volume, integrates dual intelligent large screens and a full-scenario intelligent interactive system. There are three models in total, priced from 83,900 to 96,900 yuan.

360 Security Large Model 3.0 professional tasks surpass GPT-4

Yesterday, the 360 ​​Security Model 3.0 press conference was held. Pan Jianfeng, chief scientist of 360 Group and CTO of 360 Digital Security Group, introduced 360 Security Model 3.0.

Pan Jianfeng said that the 360 ​​Digital Security Team referred to the operating logic of the human brain to build the 360 ​​Security Large Model 3.0 framework. In practical applications, it surpasses GPT-4 in multiple professional tasks.

According to reports, 360 Big Model 3.0 will empower the existing probes and platforms of enterprises through the intelligent agent framework, refine expert knowledge and empower and enhance the 360 ​​Security Cloud, helping enterprises to improve the quality and efficiency of their digital security systems.

Zhihu launches AI search function

At yesterday's "2024 Zhihu Discovery Conference", Zhihu founder and CEO Zhou Yuan brought the latest progress of Zhihu's large model and released Zhihu's new AI function "Discover·AI·Search".

According to reports, "Discover·AI·Search" integrates new search, real-time Q&A and questioning functions to inspire users to "discuss" more. This function is rooted in community "discussions", making knowledge sharing more efficient and allowing creators to receive feedback.

new consumption

"Blue Starfield: Ballad of Travel" opens for pre-order

The new game "Blue Starfield: Travel Ballad" produced by "Azur Lane" developer Manju Network officially opened pre-orders yesterday, and a promotional video was exposed for the first time.

According to reports, "Blue Starfield: Travel Ballad" is a fantasy world RPG game that integrates combat, exploration, star pets, construction and other elements.

The reservation channel for "Blue Star Plains: Ballad of Travel" is now fully open.

Tencent DNF mobile game scheduled for second quarter

Yesterday, the official Weibo of "Dungeon Fighter Mobile" announced that the game is scheduled to be launched in the second quarter of this year.

According to an official announcement, the mobile game has entered the final tuning stage. Officials also stated that during the advance test account grabbing phase, 3 million players participated in the account grabbing phase in three days, and on the first day of service launch, 230,000 players participated in the test. Advance testing will end on March 26.

Pre-orders for the mobile game on the iOS platform have been opened today.

McDonald's first zero-carbon restaurant opens in Guangzhou

McDonald's officially announced that McDonald's China's first "zero carbon restaurant" integrating light and storage has opened in Guangzhou, located in Baiyun Mountain Park.

It is reported that this "zero-carbon restaurant" is equipped with more than 500 square meters of photovoltaic panels, with an estimated annual power generation of 55,000 kilowatt-hours. It is also equipped with energy storage equipment to supply batteries all day long, covering the electricity needs of all lighting equipment in the restaurant. Decoration materials comply with international authoritative standards Green Guardian certification.

good-looking

Wanma Tseden's "Snow Leopard" is scheduled to be released on April 3

Director Wanma Tseden's last film "Snow Leopard" has released an official trailer with Chinese subtitles and is scheduled to be released in mainland theaters on April 3. The film won the best film at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

Movie synopsis: A snow leopard killed nine sheep of a herdsman's family, and people started to conflict over how to deal with it. People and common people coexist, who breaks into whose world?

Chairman of Ghibli attended the Shanghai premiere of Hayao Miyazaki's new film

Hayao Miyazaki's film "How Do You Want to Live" officially announced that Mr. Toshio Suzuki, Chairman and Producer of Studio Ghibli, is about to embark on a trip to China and will attend the premiere in Shanghai.

The movie "What Kind of Life Do You Want to Live" is scheduled to be released in mainland China on April 3.

"Kim's Video Store" is scheduled to be released in mainland China on April 19

The documentary "Kim's Video Store" released a finalized poster yesterday, and it is scheduled to be released in the Mainland on April 19 on the National Art Film Screening Alliance. The film was screened at the Beijing Film Festival and was well received. Douban scored 8.8 points, ranking No. 3 among Douban's highest-rated documentaries in 2023.

Synopsis of "Kim's Video Store": This film focuses on a legendary video store known as the "Holy Land for Movie Fans". However, after the video store closed, the photographer discovered that its 55,000 DVD collection was missing, which then triggered a crazy and bloody incident. search and rescue operations.

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