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Sora will be launched to the public this year

SpaceX Starship’s third test flight ends

Former OpenAI scientist: No evidence that Sora and ChatGPT are not conscious

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Epic: Apple’s external link payment is still anti-competitive

TikTok CEO responds to U.S. House of Representatives passing ban

Hisense becomes Honor of Kings 2024 professional league partner

NIO and CATL cooperate to develop long-life batteries

Byte adjusts gaming business

2023 Huawei ranks among the top five in the world in terms of total R&D investment

Zhipu AI announces commercialization results

Intel announces Core 14th generation processor i9-14900KS

Vision Pro may be launched in China first

01Wanwong publishes large model open platform

Alibaba’s 11 apps will launch Hongmeng native version

NIO’s second brand “Ledao” will be released in May

Samsung AWE: A future home that integrates AI technology and art

Feike's new shaver F001 "Mecha Cool" debuts at AWE

Li Jiaqi’s consumption and rights protection public opinion accounted for 40%

"Black Myth: Wukong" real-game demo announced

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Sora will be launched to the public this year

OpenAI chief technology officer Mira Murati said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that OpenAI's video generation AI model Sora will be launched this year, but it will "take a few months."

Murati also said that OpenAI also plans to integrate audio capabilities, and hopes to allow users to edit content in the videos generated by Sora, since it does not always create accurate footage.

Murati said Sora may not be able to produce content about public figures after it is released, and the videos will have watermarks.

When asked what data OpenAI used to train Sora, Murati did not answer the question very specifically, but said it was "publicly available or licensed data."

Sora is currently only available to beta teams and a select group of visual artists, designers, and filmmakers. According to reports, Sora’s development team said in an exclusive interview a few days ago that “Sora will not be open to the public in the short term.”

SpaceX Starship’s third test flight ends

Yesterday, SpaceX conducted its third unmanned flight test of its Starship launch vehicle.

The rocket was successfully launched and then thermally separated successfully. After thermal separation, the spacecraft still flew normally, which was smoother than the first and second test flights.

The starship then conducted opening and closing tests of the payload bay door and propellant transfer tests. Plans to perform a Raptor engine reignition in space were cancelled.

Finally, the Starship spacecraft lost its signal when it re-entered the atmosphere, and then SpaceX announced that it had lost the spacecraft and ended the test flight early.

After the test flight, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said on the social platform

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Former OpenAI scientist: No evidence that Sora and ChatGPT are not conscious

In an exclusive interview with "Chinese Entrepreneur", two former OpenAI scientists, Kenneth Stanley and Joel Lehman, talked about some of their views on AI.

When talking about the social and ethical challenges brought by AI, Stanley said that there is currently no evidence to show whether Sora or ChatGPT is conscious, and it is difficult to say what this "evidence" is. "The only reason I think you're conscious is just because you're human, otherwise I can't prove you're conscious," Stanley said.

However, the two scientists believe that AI’s autonomous consciousness is still a relatively distant problem, but humans need to be prepared for it.

Lehman also expressed concern that AI technology could lead to a concentration of wealth. Stanley also believes that AI technology will also face the problem of uneven distribution. In the new social structure, people with technology need to decide how to use AI selflessly to a certain extent.

Epic: Apple’s external link payment is still anti-competitive

Epic asked a U.S. federal judge to hold Apple in contempt of court because Apple failed to properly comply with a court order that "allows developers of apps in the App Store to provide external payment methods."

Apple this year agreed to add external links to developer websites in third-party iOS apps in the United States and not make payments through the App Store.

Epic filed a court document on Wednesday local time, accusing Apple of making external link payments "commercially worthless" through various fees and rules.

In Apple’s new developer policy, Apple still charges a 27% payment commission for large developers (12% for small developers), whereas before, Apple’s commission for in-app purchases through the App Store was 30% (15% for small developers). %).

In response, Epic stated that external link payments have no commercial value at all because the commission is almost the same as before.

Epic also pointed out that Apple also prohibits developers from using some buttons that point to external link payments and prevents developers from guiding users to external link payments.

TikTok CEO responds to U.S. House of Representatives passing ban

On March 13, local time, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a bill to divest TikTok, a social platform owned by ByteDance. If the bill officially becomes law, it will require Byte to divest TikTok within 165 days, otherwise TikTok's app store services and business dealings with American companies will be banned.

On March 14, TikTok CEO Zhou Shouzi responded to the passage of this bill on TikTok’s official account.

Zhou called the vote result "disappointing" and said: "This bill will give more power to other social media companies. It will also take billions of dollars out of the pockets of creators and small business owners, making More than 300,000 American jobs are at risk and take TikTok away from you.”

Zhou Shouzi believes that TikTok is very important to American users, saying that TikTok is "important to small business owners who rely on TikTok to make a living, teachers who inspire millions of students to learn, and everyone who discovers and seeks happiness on TikTok."

Hisense becomes Honor of Kings 2024 professional league partner

On March 14, the 2024 China Home Appliances and Consumer Electronics Expo (AWE) opened in Shanghai. Hisense officially announced that it would become the official partner of the 2024 KPL Honor of Kings Professional League and reached a strategic cooperation with the Chongqing Wolves Honor of Kings Division.

Hisense also became the first home appliance company to sponsor KPL events. Hu Jianyong, Vice President of Hisense Group, said, “Hisense will work hand in hand with the KPL Honor of Kings Professional League, Chongqing Wolves and global game players to provide a scene experience that is more in line with young people’s lifestyles for new young people who pursue championships and enjoy challenges. "

According to reports, Hisense integrates humanistic technology into life and provides product solutions that meet scenarios and needs. Cooperating with KPL will promote the upgrade of e-sports experience and jointly promote technology and scene innovation.

At the official announcement site, KPL’s officially designated home appliances series – Hisense’s new “God of War” series products were also unveiled, providing an immersive game viewing solution around the core scene of family game viewing.

NIO and CATL cooperate to develop long-life batteries

On March 14, NIO held a long-life battery strategic communication meeting.

At the communication meeting, Weilai and CATL formally signed a contract. The two parties will cooperate to develop long-life batteries. The goal is 15-year battery life, worry-free mileage, and a health level of not less than 85% at the end of battery life.

NIO has also adjusted its BaaS battery rental service. After the adjustment, if you purchase a standard battery pack and use the BaaS method, the car price will be reduced by 70,000 yuan, and the monthly service fee will be reduced to 728 yuan/month, which is reduced by 252 yuan. If you purchase a long-range battery pack and use the BaaS method, the car price will be reduced by 128,000 yuan. , the monthly service fee is 1,128 yuan/month, reduced by 552 yuan.

Byte adjusts gaming business

On the afternoon of March 14, ByteDance issued an internal email announcing adjustments to its gaming business.

After adjusting its strategic positioning at the end of last year, the game business returned to incubation status and focused on stable operations. According to the relevant person in charge, this is a normal personnel adjustment. The specific adjustments are as follows:

  • Hua Wei, the head of HR of ByteDance Group, will take over the game business and manage UGC, Mu Tong and Zhaoxi Guangnian. Yan Shou, the former head of the game business, was transferred to the Finance Department.
  • There is a new secondary department "Game-UGC", which is led by former Jiangnan Studio GM Luo Ji (Hu Tianlei). Former UGC project "Block" leader Tony Dai and engine team Cell leader Sky report to Luo Ji.
  • Hector, head of the ONE publishing studio, will continue to be responsible for product agency. Jeffrey, the former game-technical head, and Rachel Lin, the global business head, will report to Hector.
  • Wang Kuiwu, head of Oasis Studio, and Hu Bing, head of Youai Business Department, report directly to Huawei.

Insiders said that since last year, the UGC project has been a promising direction for the group. Even after announcing adjustments to the game business, it still plans to expand the size of the UGC team, in line with the strategic direction proposed by founder Zhang Yiming. Relevant people speculate that cultivating UGC projects can be better integrated with Douyin and TikTok, and ByteDance may still be banking on this.

On the same day, there were reports that the two game studios abolished by ByteDance, "Shenzhen Gravity Studio's two-dimensional tactical competition project (S1)" and "Jiangnan Studio's two-dimensional open world project (J5)" have been taken over by Tencent , and merged to form Saros Network Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., which is 100% held by Guangxi Tencent Venture Capital Co., Ltd.

2023 Huawei ranks among the top five in the world in terms of total R&D investment

On March 14, Huawei China Partner Conference 2024 was held.

At the meeting, Wang Tao, Huawei's managing director and director of the ICT Infrastructure Business Management Committee, said that Huawei has always maintained strong investment in research and development. In the three years from 2021 to 2023, Huawei's investment in R&D accounted for more than 20% of the company's revenue. In 2023, Huawei's total R&D investment will rank among the top five in the world.

Wang Tao also said that Huawei's global sales revenue will exceed 700 billion yuan in 2023, a year-on-year increase of more than 9%, and enterprise business revenue in China will increase by more than 25%.

At the conference, Wang Tao also proposed that we will work with our partners to deeply explore the three markets of value customers, business and distribution, accelerate the upgrade of the UBB target network in the 5.5G era, and create a large model in the communications field.

Zhipu AI announces commercialization results

On the first anniversary of the release of its large model GLM, Zhipu AI announced its commercialization results over the past year.

Zhipu AI has completed a new round of financing. Beijing Artificial Intelligence Industry Investment Fund participated in the investment and became the first large-scale artificial intelligence model company invested by the fund. The financing is expected to be used to further develop the large model base and cooperate with leading industry companies to jointly promote the development of the large model ecosystem.

The company also announced that it has acquired more than 2,000 ecological partners, achieved large-scale application of more than 1,000 large models, and showcased cooperation cases with leading companies in various industries, including Deloitte China, Focus Media, Huatai Financial, etc.

Zhipu AI also stated that it is laying out the Sora field and participating in investment in Shengshu Technology.

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Intel announces Core 14th generation processor i9-14900KS

Intel has announced the specifications and availability of the i9-14900KS processor. The processor's turbo frequency is as high as 6.2 GHz, once again refreshing desktop processor performance.

Intel said that this processor demonstrates the strength of the 14th generation Core family in terms of power consumption and performance, with 24 cores, 32 threads and 36 MB smart cache, providing powerful performance for games and creations.

Compared with the previous generation, the gaming performance of i9-14900KS is improved by 15%. Content creators can also gain significant efficiency gains in multitasking for 3D production.

This processor also supports up to 192GB of DDR5 5600 MT/s or DDR4 3200 MT/s memory, and is compatible with Z790 and Z690 motherboards. The latest BIOS can improve the experience of gaming and content creation.

Vision Pro may be launched in China first

Apple will soon add 12 new languages ​​to the Vision Pro's virtual keyboard, MacRumors discovered in the code. Currently, the Vision Pro keyboard only supports English (US) and Emoji expressions.

The new languages ​​are: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English (Australia), English (Canada), English (Japan), English (Singapore), English (UK), French (Canada), French (France), German (Germany) ), Japanese and Korean.

This may imply that Apple will first launch Vision Pro in countries such as mainland China, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan, China, may also be the first regions to be launched.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that Apple will introduce Vision Pro to more markets before WWDC in June.

01Wanwong publishes large model open platform

Yesterday, the domestic large model company Zero One Wanwu officially released the Yi large model API open platform, providing the general model Yi-34B-Chat-0205, the 200K context model Yi-34B-Chat-200K and the multi-modal model Yi-VL-Plus .

Among them, Yi-34B-Chat-200K can process about 300,000 Chinese and English characters in one go. According to reports, in actual tests, Yi was able to quickly read the first volume of "The Three-Body Problem", which is nearly 200 pages long and has a total word count of 190,000 words, and gave a summary.

While Yi-VL-Plus maintains LLM's general knowledge, reasoning and other capabilities, its Chinese and symbol recognition capabilities in pictures are greatly enhanced, and the experience exceeds GPT-4V.

Lingyiwu revealed that future plans will revolve around faster inference speeds, breaking through longer contexts, and providing richer and more flexible development tools.

Alibaba’s 11 apps will launch Hongmeng native version

Yesterday, Huawei officially announced that a total of 11 platforms under Alibaba including Xianyu, 1688, Fliggy, Ele.me, Hema, Cainiao, Diantao, Taobao Special Edition, Damai, Taopiaopiao, and Lighthouse Professional Edition have launched Hongmeng native application development. .

Huawei said that this cooperation covers e-commerce, new retail, local life, tourism services, culture and entertainment and other fields. It is expected that Hongmeng native applications will provide users with a smarter experience in all aspects of life.

NIO’s second brand “Ledao” will be released in May

Yesterday, NIO CEO Li Bin and NIO co-founder Qin Lihong confirmed that NIO's second brand will be named "Ledao", with the English name "ONVO", and will be officially released in mid-to-early May.

Regarding the positioning of Letao, Qin Lihong said that it is not a mid-to-low-end brand, but will be aimed at Tesla and the mainstream market.

Li Bin also said that Ledo will mainly focus on the mainstream family car market and pursue more sales, while the existing brand NIO will prioritize gross profit margins.

Samsung AWE: A future home that integrates AI technology and art

In 2024 AWE, Samsung will debut full-scenario ecological products such as MICRO LED, Neo QLED 8K/4K series, OLED series, new Lifestyle art TV products, new BESPOK E colorful platinum series home appliances, and the new generation flagship smartphone Galaxy S24 series.

According to reports, the TV products displayed by Samsung are not only equipped with advanced display technologies such as MICRO LED, Mini LED and OLED, but also strengthen integration with AI. Empowered by AI chips, the new Samsung Neo QLED 8K QN900D achieves AI audio-visual enhancement.

Samsung home appliances continue to improve personalized aesthetic design and AI technology applications, and adhere to the sustainable development of home appliances. Samsung BESPOKE WW9400D series washing machine is equipped with "AI Bubble Cleaning Technology" and AI washing function, which intelligently analyzes washed clothes and provides the best drying cycle.

Under the guidance of the "AI for All" vision, Samsung has applied AI technology to a full range of home appliances, including TVs and new refrigerator and washing products, bringing AI-enabled technology, artist, and home to all users.

Feike's new shaver F001 "Mecha Cool" debuts at AWE

With the platform theme of "Intelligent Lifestyle Players", Feike unveiled its new shaver F001 "Mecha Cool" at this AWE Expo.

According to reports, F001 "Mecha Cool" breaks the boundaries of traditional razor design, integrating practicality and collection value: equipped with a "360° flexible blade" for efficient shaving without dead corners; built-in low battery detection to prevent shaving The process is interrupted by the clipping problem; it supports fast charging and long battery life, and it is expected to be used for 60 days after charging for one hour; the whole machine is also IPX7 waterproof.

Feike Electric stated that the new shaver F001 "Mecha Cool" targets the preferences of Generation Z consumers and meets the emotional needs of Generation Z people who pursue coolness.

new consumption

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology cracks down on random jumps

On March 14, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the "Notification on APPs (SDK) that infringe on user rights and interests (2nd batch in 2024, 37th batch in total)".

According to the announcement, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology conducted inspections on issues such as random jumps in "Shake", "unable to close" information windows, and illegal collection and use of personal information that were reported by users. A total of 62 apps and SDKs were found to infringe on user rights and interests and were punished. Notifications include Tuhu car maintenance, Haobao rental, Chabaidao, Monster charging, etc.

Li Jiaqi’s consumption and rights protection public opinion accounted for 40%

Yesterday, the Beijing Sunshine Consumer Big Data Institute released the "Public Opinion Analysis Report on Live Broadcasting of Consumer Rights Protection (2023)".

The report pointed out that after analyzing the public opinion data on consumer rights protection for live broadcasts in 2023, it was found that among the 17 anchors studied in this report, Li Jiaqi’s rights protection public opinions involved the most, accounting for 41.00%; followed by Crazy Xiao Yang, accounting for 31.30%; Shiitake Mushrooms accounted for 8.59%, ranking third; Jia Nailiang and Simba accounted for 4.86% and 4.64% respectively, ranking fourth and fifth. Dong Yuhui accounted for 4.40%, ranking sixth.

The report pointed out that top anchors are more likely to cause public opinion on rights protection due to their traffic, and need to be paid special attention to avoid adverse effects.

"Black Myth: Wukong" real-game demo announced

Yesterday, NVIDIA GeForce officially announced that "Black Myth: Wukong" will support panoramic ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 light reconstruction technology. GeForce RTX players will be able to enjoy a more immersive gaming experience through RTX 40 series GPUs.

Nvidia also released a live demonstration video of the game, noting that panoramic ray tracing is used in water caustics and reflections, global illumination and shadows.

"Black Myth: Wukong" will be officially released on August 20, 2024.

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Hayao Miyazaki's "What kind of life do you want to live" is scheduled to be released on April 3

Hayao Miyazaki's movie "How Do You Want to Live" was announced yesterday to be released in mainland China on April 3.

This work won a total of 12 international animation awards, including Best Animated Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards and Best Animated Film at the 81st Golden Globe Awards.

Movie introduction: This spring, the young Makoto will come with love and courage, enter the fantasy "World of the Dead", and start an incredible adventure. This is Hayao Miyazaki's "life movie, farewell film".

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes: New World" confirmed to be introduced in Mainland China

20th Century Pictures announced that "War for the Planet of the Apes: A New World" will be introduced to mainland theaters. The specific release date is unknown.

This film is the fourth film in the "War for the Planet of the Apes" series and is scheduled to be released in North America on May 24.

"Kung Fu Panda 4" Beijing Premiere

Yesterday, "Kung Fu Panda 4" held its Chinese premiere in Beijing, and panda "Po" appeared at Universal Studios.

The Mandarin dubbing actors of "Kung Fu Panda 4" Huang Bo, Yang Mi, and Jiang Xin also appeared on the scene to share their experience in dubbing the movie.

"Kung Fu Panda 4" will be officially released in mainland theaters on March 22.

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