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OpenAI is committed to building AI to benefit mankind

Huawei, vivo and Amazon sign global patent cross-licensing agreement

Spotify accuses Apple of frequently flouting the law

Former Twitter executive sues Musk

Alibaba’s core business interacts frequently

NIO’s new brand released in the second quarter

Tesla factory in Germany hit by arson

Jia Yueting sues Gaohe Automobile, Gaohe responds

ByteDance’s third-quarter revenue grows 43%

iOS 17.4 official version pushed

ChatGPT update supports "reading function"

Huawei has issued an “increased order order” and P70 will be released soon

iPhone sales plummet in China

Huawei JAC’s first MPV exposed

Nothing Phone (2a) mobile phone release

Tsinghua University pilots AI-enabled teaching


OpenAI is committed to building AI to benefit mankind

OpenAI, Salesforce Inc. and other tech companies signed an open letter stressing their "collective responsibility" to "maximize the benefits of AI and reduce risks to society," calling for more responsible development of AI.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said he was "excited by the spirit of the letter." Altman said advances in AI will improve people's quality of life.

Hugging Face, Scale AI and dozens of other startups and tech companies are also listed as signatories of the letter.

The letter comes days after Elon Musk sued OpenAI. Musk said OpenAI violated its founding mission by putting its own profits over benefiting humanity.

Since the launch of ChatGPT, the industry has continued to debate the pros and cons of AI. Last May, leaders in the field of AI, including Altman, signed a letter warning that AI could lead to human extinction.

Huawei, vivo and Amazon sign global patent cross-licensing agreement

Huawei and vivo announced that they have signed a global patent cross-licensing agreement. The agreement covers basic patents on cellular communication standards, including 5G standards.

On the same day, Huawei also signed a multi-year patent cross-licensing agreement with Amazon to resolve litigation between them.

Fan Zhiyong, director of Huawei's Intellectual Property Department, said that Huawei has ended its lawsuit against Amazon in Germany regarding patented technologies related to Wi-Fi and video playback.

"Huawei is pleased to have reached a patent cross-license with Amazon. Through patent licensing, more companies can use proprietary technologies, which will help provide consumers with more innovative products and services." Fan Zhiyong said.

Previously, Huawei has reached similar global patent cross-licensing agreements with Xiaomi, OPPO and other companies.

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Spotify accuses Apple of frequently flouting the law

After Apple issued an article in response to the European Union's fine of 1.84 billion euros, Spotify also issued an article in response to Apple.

Spotify expressed support for the European Commission in a related press release, pointing out that Apple cannot abuse its power to control other companies’ interactions with customers.

Spotify, for example, Apple's regulations prohibit Spotify and other music streaming services from sharing various benefits with users directly in the app, making it impossible for streaming services to tell customers how to obtain package discounts, while Apple's own Apple Music service will not encounter this Such restrictions.

Spotify said it looks forward to the European Commission’s next action, which it hopes will address Apple’s long-standing unfair practices.

Former Twitter executive sues Musk

Former CEO Parag Agrawal, former CFO Ned Segal, former chief legal officer Vijaya Gadde and former chief legal counsel Sean Edgett, who were fired after Musk took over Twitter, are reportedly suing Musk and Company X, claiming they are owed more than $128 million dollars in severance pay.

The executives claimed that under their contracts with Twitter, they were entitled to severance packages that included one year's salary and related stock gains.

Musk allegedly fired these senior officials without cause and tried to avoid paying severance packages by making up false reasons.

Musk and Company X have yet to respond to the lawsuit.

Alibaba’s core business interacts frequently

Late News learned that Alibaba’s core business groups interact frequently and continue to strengthen business collaboration and personnel mobility. The initial move is to restore free movement of employees between Taotian Group and International Digital Business Group.

A year ago, Alibaba launched the "1 + 6 + N" reorganization with the purpose of promoting each business to be more flexible and independent for the market. Over the past year, Alibaba has been granting more autonomy to CEOs of various businesses. However, relevant people commented that the concept of "1 + 6 + N" has become idealistic, resulting in some processes being advanced in advance, and the execution becoming more experimental.

At present, talent and financial resources are flowing to Taotian Group and the international digital business sector, and overseas e-commerce and cloud computing will "increase long-term investment."

Alibaba’s spin-off and listing plans for multiple businesses have changed. Businesses such as Hema and Cainiao have postponed their listings, waiting for more suitable market opportunities. At the same time, Alibaba Cloud gave up on a complete spin-off and instead pursued closer integration with its parent company. Alibaba is adjusting its strategy and focusing on its core business.

NIO’s new brand released in the second quarter

On March 5, NIO released its fourth quarter and full-year financial report for 2023. The financial report shows that NIO’s annual revenue was 55.62 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 12.9%, a record high. The full-year net loss was 20.72 billion yuan.

Weilai believes that the gross profit margin of complete vehicles has increased compared with the fourth quarter of 2022. NIO CFO Feng Wei said that in 2024, it will focus on high-priority business goals, improve system capabilities, and optimize cost management efficiency.

During the earnings conference call, NIO Chairman Li Bin said that NIO’s new brand for the mass market will be released in the second quarter, the first product will be launched in the third quarter, and large-scale delivery will be carried out in the fourth quarter.

Li Bin said that the new brand that adopts the battery swap mode will compete with the Tesla Model Y, which is currently the largest sales volume, but the price will be 20% lower than the latter.

Tesla factory in Germany hit by arson

Tesla's car factory in Berlin, Germany, was set on fire by local environmentalists, causing a nearby transmission tower to catch fire, but the fire did not spread to the Tesla factory.

The person in charge of Tesla's German factory said that production has been suspended in an orderly manner and has caused no risk to employees or the environment. It is expected that production will not be able to continue this week, and the production interruption will cause losses of more than 100 million euros.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk commented on social media X that these arsonists who want to stop the production of electric cars are either extremely stupid or they are puppets.

Jia Yueting sues Gaohe Automobile, Gaohe responds

Faraday Future announced that it will file a lawsuit against Ding Lei (together with other affiliated companies), a former executive of Faraday Future and the founder of Chinese Express, on the grounds of infringement of trade secrets and unfair competition.

Faraday Future founder Jia Yueting pointed out on his personal Weibo that Ding Lei has been planning and implementing Faraday Future's intellectual property rights, technical data and business secrets during his two years in office.

In response to Faraday Future's lawsuit, Gaohe Automobile issued a statement stating that the company and Ding Lei did not commit any plagiarism or infringement of FF's trade secrets or intellectual property rights, nor did there be unfair competition.

ByteDance’s third-quarter revenue grows 43%

The Information reported that ByteDance’s revenue increased by approximately 43% in the third quarter of 2023, reaching $30.9 billion.

By comparison, ByteDance's growth rate is nearly twice that of Facebook parent company Meta. In the first three quarters of 2023, ByteDance's revenue increased by 40% year-on-year, reaching US$84.4 billion.

Bloomberg previously reported that ByteDance’s sales in 2023 are expected to surpass Tencent’s and reach US$110 billion.

New product

iOS 17.4 official version pushed

Today, Apple pushed the iOS 17.4 update to iPhone users. The update includes:

Emojis: New mushroom, phoenix, lime, broken chain, shaking head, and nodding emojis; 18 new human and body emojis have new options for facing forward and reverse.

Apple Podcasts: Dictate text lets you read highlighted text in sync with the audio when playing an English, Spanish, French, and German audio episode; read the full text of an episode, search for words or phrases in it, Tap to play from a specific position, and use it with accessibility features like Text Size, Enhance Contrast, and Narration.

Other updates:

  • Music recognition allows you to add recognized songs to Apple Music playlists and libraries, as well as Apple Music Classical;
  • Stolen Device Protection supports options to increase security in all locations;
  • Battery Health in Settings displays battery cycle count, production date and first use information on iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models.

iOS 17.4 will allow EU users to use third-party app stores other than Apple's App Store, and alternative browser engines that are not based on Apple Webkit. Apple also provides a new API that allows the iPhone's NFC payment chip to provide payment functions outside of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet in the European Economic Area.

Apple has also pushed the iOS 16.7.6 update to iPhone 8/Plus and iPhone X models, and the iOS 15.8.2 update to iPhone 7/Plus and iPhone 6s/Plus.

ChatGPT update supports "reading function"

OpenAI has updated the "reading function" for ChatGPT, which is now available on ChatGPT's web page and iOS and Android applications.

ChatGPT can now read its replies in 5 different voices and 37 different languages. This feature is available for GPT-4 and GPT-3.5 ChatGPT. Users can set ChatGPT to always respond by speaking to users.

On the app side, users can open the "read aloud" function by long pressing the text, and perform play, pause or rewind operations. On the web page, a "speaker" icon will be displayed below the text, and the text can be read aloud by clicking on it.

Huawei has issued an “increased order order” and P70 will be released soon

"Kechuangban Daily" reported that Huawei has recently increased the production of its upcoming mobile phone model P70 by 50% and stocked a large number of Howe CMOS sensors.

There is also news that some manufacturers have received orders for P70, but the demand for additional orders is less than 50%.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo pointed out that Huawei’s P70 series shipments are expected to grow significantly, possibly reaching 13-15 million units. It is expected to be launched in the first half of 2024.

In addition to OmniVision sensors being adopted by Huawei, domestic listed companies such as OFILM and Hui Chuangda are also expected to maintain cooperation with Huawei in the field of smartphones.

Currently, the release date of Huawei's P70 mobile phone has not been disclosed, and it is expected to release models such as P70, P70 Pro, P70 Pro + and P70 Art.

iPhone sales plummet in China

In the first six weeks of 2024, Apple iPhone sales in China fell sharply, down 24% year-on-year.

According to data from research firm IDC, iPhone shipments in China fell by 2.1% in the fourth quarter of 2023. The reason for this decline may come from increased competition from local rivals such as Huawei, which increased shipments by 36.2% in the fourth quarter of 2023. In the first six weeks of 2024, Huawei's mobile phone shipments in China increased by 64% year-on-year.

In terms of market share, iPhone dropped to 16% from 19% in the same period last year, and its market share fell to fourth place; Huawei increased from 9% to 17%.

Analysts predict Apple's sales will come under pressure again in 2024. Just last week, all iPhone 15 series sold in official flagship stores across major channels saw price cuts.

Huawei JAC’s first MPV exposed

Chexixi reported that a report recently disclosed by the Anhui Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment showed that JAC will invest approximately 4 billion to build a new factory with an annual output of 200,000 pure electric vehicles (including extended-range vehicles).

It is expected that the new plant will mainly produce JAC's own new energy exclusive DE platform and the X6 platform enabled by Huawei's intelligent technology cooperation.

Some media reported that the cooperation between JAC and Huawei will be an MPV model. Judging from the disclosed documents, the X6 platform will be an MPV model platform with a length of 5200 mm and a wheelbase of 3200 mm.

Judging from the report, the X6 platform is a platform specially designed for luxury new energy models. Currently, a medium and large MPV is planned, with an estimated annual production capacity of 35,000 vehicles.

Nothing Phone (2a) mobile phone release

Nothing officially launches Nothing Phone (2a) mobile phone.

This phone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Pro chip, equipped with a 6.7-inch OLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, and a 5000 mAh battery.

In terms of imaging, the rear lens of the machine is a 50MP GN9 OIS main camera and a 50MP JN1 ultra-wide-angle lens, and the front lens is a 32MP IMX 615.

The back panel of the machine is equipped with 3 Glyph light bars, available in black and white color options. The 8 GB + 128 GB version starts at 329 euros and is available for pre-order and will ship on March 12.

Tsinghua University pilots AI-enabled teaching

Tsinghua University pointed out in the 2024 centralized training for faculty and party members that the school will build 100 artificial intelligence-enabled teaching pilot courses and equip every 2024 freshman with an "AI growth assistant."

The AI-enabled teaching pilot work mainly uses the 100-billion-parameter multi-modal large model GLM jointly developed by the Department of Computer Science and Technology of Tsinghua University and Zhipu Huazhang Company as a platform and technology base to serve the teaching of teachers and students in different subject areas. study.

These AI teaching assistant systems can not only provide 24-hour personalized learning support, intelligent assessment and feedback, but also assist students in in-depth thinking and inspire learning inspiration.

According to the official introduction of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua launched artificial intelligence-empowered teaching on September 28 last year, and intelligent teaching assistant systems for 5 courses have been developed and put into use. In 2024, Tsinghua University will launch 100 AI-enabled teaching pilot courses to promote the digitalization of education.

new consumption

Steam private hiding function is online

Steam officially announced that the latest shopping cart update is now available to everyone on the desktop client, Steam Deck, and mobile version of Steam.

These include private purchase and private application functions. You can mark the game as private before purchasing the game, and set the game to be private so that it can only be seen by you, so you can better control what content is shared with friends. DLC for private apps will also be private by default.

Supreme x Toy Machine joint series launched

Supreme and Toy Machine have created a series of items inspired by the "Welcome To Hell" skateboarding short film released in the early years.

The series will include: sweater jackets, faux leather vests, leopard print Harrington jackets, overalls, original printed T-shirts, skateboard decks, belts, and a three-party joint speaker with JBL® that were first seen in the LookBook.

Most of the items in the series are decorated with Toy Machine's iconic devil image, allowing many fashion enthusiasts to fully appreciate the charm of this legendary street brand.

The series will be officially launched on March 9th.

Epic comments on suggestions for anti-addiction mechanisms for online games for college students

Recently, the proposal at the Two Sessions on the anti-addiction mechanism for online games for college students triggered heated discussions among netizens.

In this regard, the official account of the Epic Game Mall answered relevant questions on the Zhihu platform, mentioning that "our Epic anti-addiction mechanism is the best" and welcomed students to install the Epic client to receive free games, and then "log in slowly" In the process, I lost my patience with the game.”

Epic's answer received more than 3,400 "likes" and nearly 200 comments on Zhihu.


Season 2 of "Dragon" premieres in June

The second season of HBO's hit series Dragons will premiere this June.

Warner Bros. Discovery Channel Streaming Media and Gaming Division CEO JB Perrette revealed the news in an interview. The specific launch date has not yet been announced.

"Dune 2" previews China premiere

The movie "Dune 2" held its premiere on March 5.

The entire venue was themed according to "Dune 2". Not only was there sand on the floor, but there were also limited-edition gravel ticket stubs and "Sandworm" themed scenery from "Dune 2".

The movie "Dune 2" will be officially released in theaters in mainland China on March 8.

"Captain America" ​​likes "Captain America 2" the most

"Captain America" ​​Chris Evans talked about the topic of "comic book adaptation" movies in an interview.

Evans believes that some comic book movies are quite good and deserve more recognition.

Evans revealed that among the many comic book movies he has appeared in, "Captain America 2" is his favorite.

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