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Musk announced that his AI model Grok will be open source this week

Li Xiang responds to MEGA being hacked, He Xiaopeng and Yu Chengdong support

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NVIDIA used copyrighted works to train AI and was sued by the author

Apple “has just started official development” of M4 MacBook Pro

Liu Zuohu: AI mobile phones are the general trend of the industry

Honor CEO Zhao Ming: Honor develops AI at four levels

Ericsson responds to business adjustments in China

Faraday Future releases recall plan

Qualcomm new product launch conference scheduled for March 18

Ideal MEGA officially starts delivery

Porsche Taycan Turbo GT released

Honor Magic6 Ultimate Edition design revealed

iOS 18 may add “hearing aid mode” to AirPods Pro

711 responded to stores stopping selling Nongfu Spring

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Musk announced that his AI model Grok will be open source this week

On March 11, Elon Musk announced on the social platform X that his AI startup xAI will open source its large AI model Grok this week.

Some netizens in the comment area of ​​the tweet said that the same should be true for OpenAI, if it is as "open" as its name suggests. Musk replied: "OpenAI is a lie."

Musk sued OpenAI last week, claiming that it violated the agreement under which the company was established and that the company no longer aims to benefit mankind. And it deviated from its open source roots and became a "closed source subsidiary of Microsoft."

xAI released Grok last year, equipped with features including "real-time information." Users can use the service by paying a monthly subscription fee of $16 to X.

Li Xiang responds to MEGA being hacked, He Xiaopeng and Yu Chengdong support

According to reports, on March 11, Li Xiang posted a circle of friends in response to the MEGA incident.

Li Xiang said that Ideal is using legal means to deal with the organized illegal and criminal activities in the incident.

He said: "Although I am in darkness, I still choose light." "We decided to start fighting back and use light to fight back darkness."

Many people in the industry expressed support in the comment area of ​​the circle of friends:

  • He Xiaopeng: Use light to fight back darkness, support! We also experienced a huge lesson at the end of last year. For the first time, we understood what a shopping mall is like a battlefield, and for the first time we understood the meaning of "national defense capabilities."
  • Yu Chengdong: Always choose the bright, which is the correct value! A company will not have a bright future if its values ​​are broken! May we, together with the industry, take practical actions to always choose the light and use light to fight back against the darkness!
  • Luo Yonghao: I think of many past events and feel the same way. Come on
  • Fu Sheng: Like it by hand! What doesn't kill me makes me stronger!

The MEGA car launched by Li Auto on March 1 has aroused heated discussions on the Internet because of its unique shape, and many spoof pictures and videos have also been circulated.

On March 2, Li Auto's complaint notice was exposed, requiring the platform to delete some netizens' malicious P-pictures and spoofs of MEGA Auto.

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NVIDIA used copyrighted works to train AI and was sued by the author

Nvidia is facing a lawsuit from the author of the novel. Three authors have accused Nvidia of using their copyrighted works in the process of training the AI ​​platform NeMo.

The three authors, Brian Keene, Abdi Nazemian, and Stewart O'Nan, said that their work is part of a data set used by Nvidia to train NeMo to simulate ordinary written language. This data set includes approximately 196,640 books. In October last year, the dataset was removed due to reports of "copyright infringement".

In the class action lawsuit filed by the three authors, they stated that Nvidia's removal of the data set was an admission that they used the data set to train AI.

As a result, the three authors requested an unspecified amount of compensation from Nvidia for infringement of their copyrights.

Apple “has just started official development” of M4 MacBook Pro

Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman held a live broadcast today, in which he talked about more details about Apple Car and other Apple products.

In response to some questions, Gurman revealed that the M4 MacBook Pro "has just begun official development." But he didn't provide any other details about the chip or the notebook.

Some of the information Gurman revealed during the live broadcast:

  • Apple Car’s chip is equivalent to the sum of 4 M2 Ultra chips;
  • Apple has developed a large number of new sensor technologies in the Apple Car project and achieved some very specific algorithm breakthroughs in car safety;
  • Vision Pro will be launched internationally in the coming months, with China likely to be the first international market;
  • Apple will devote all its efforts to developing new CarPlay in the short term;
  • The most senior hardware execs on the Apple Car project are out of work;
  • Apple may not sell the technology developed in Apple Car, but instead use it in future products;
  • The Apple Watch's blood oxygen sensor will be removed until they find a solution that no longer infringes on patents related to healthcare company Masimo, which is expected to be later this year.

Liu Zuohu: AI mobile phones are the general trend of the industry

Sina Technology reported that OPPO Senior Vice President, Chief Product Officer, and OnePlus founder Liu Zuohu recently responded to the hotly discussed AI mobile phone topic in the industry at a OnePlus internal meeting.

Liu Zuohu said that AI mobile phones are not a gimmick, but a general trend in the industry, and other companies will definitely follow suit within three months.

He also mentioned that AI is a firm strategy of OPPO. In 2024, OPPO will empower OnePlus with AI to promote the popularization of AI mobile phones.

Liu Zuohu said: "Apple is not making cars, but we are going to make AI. I think this needs no explanation. It must be a big industry trend."

Liu Zuohu said in an interview in February that OPPO regards AI as the most important strategy in the next era of mobile phones, and there is no upper limit on investment.

Honor CEO Zhao Ming: Honor develops AI at four levels

Zhao Ming, CEO of Honor Terminal Co., Ltd., said in an exclusive interview that he believes that mobile phone AI is divided into four levels:

  • System layer: cross-device and cross-operating system are enabled by AI. Different operating systems are enabled by AI for cross-system decision-making;
  • Stand-alone version: Use AI to reconstruct the system so that the phone becomes more understanding of the user the more you use it (Honor’s Magic OS);
  • Application layer: Some applications of AI on stand-alone mobile phones, such as using mobile phones to cut out pictures and take pictures and render them, are relatively early applications;
  • Network side: Some presentations of large network AI models on mobile phones are currently widely used.

Zhao Ming said that many merchants are now focusing on developing the third and fourth levels, while the core capabilities and value of mobile phone merchants lie in the first and second levels. Glory is currently developing on all four levels. He also said that AI will inject the soul of Honor’s new productivity.

Ericsson responds to business adjustments in China

According to news on March 11, there are market rumors that Ericsson has recently made strategic adjustments to its business in China and laid off large-scale layoffs in R&D positions.

In response to Jiemian News, Ericsson said: "Ericsson is enriching its R&D team globally to get closer to business and users, while improving the flexibility and cost efficiency of software design. Ericsson will continue to stick to its commitment to Chinese users and will not withdraw. Chinese market."

According to data released by Ericsson, it has 5 major R&D centers in China. Ericsson's R&D investment in China has exceeded RMB 3 billion each year in the past few years.

Faraday Future releases recall plan

Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future ("FF") announced its first recall plan, including all FF91 cars produced last year, a total of 11 vehicles.

According to records from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Faraday Future's recall is due to a faulty airbag warning light in the FF91 cars. If there is a problem with a car's airbags, the software system may not properly trigger the warning light, which could pose a potential threat to the driver's personal safety.

Therefore, Faraday Future plans to arrange for staff to come to pick up the vehicles, fully repair the affected vehicles, and then redeliver them to the owners. Customers will receive notifications starting on March 15th.

New product

Qualcomm new product launch conference scheduled for March 18

Qualcomm officially announced that it will hold a "Snapdragon flagship new product launch conference" at 14:30 on March 18, Beijing time. The slogan is "Intelligence is in the core, and there is a dragon in it."

Sources speculate that Qualcomm will release the Snapdragon 8S Gen 3 and Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 chips at this conference, both of which will fully inherit the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 architecture.

Ideal MEGA officially starts delivery

On March 11, Ideal MEGA officially started delivery. At the same time, Li Auto officially stated that it has proposed an upgrade plan for MEGA users based on the opinions raised by users after the release:

  • Accelerate the urban coverage of ideal overcharging stations and speed up the speed of overcharging stations. By the end of this year, 2,700 supercharging stations will be built, covering more than 60% of first-, second- and third-tier cities, and 700 supercharging stations will be built on highways. Currently, 351 ideal supercharging stations have been put into use.
  • MEGA car owners are provided with "5 years of worry-free car ownership rights". All maintenance items within 5 years or 100,000 kilometers are free of charge. At the same time, they can enjoy unlimited car 5G traffic and unlimited maintenance pick-up and delivery services. Even if a second-hand car transaction occurs, the 5-year worry-free car rights are still valid.

The MEGA car is priced at 559,800 yuan. Users who order from March 11 to April 30 will enjoy the ideal overcharging privilege of 3,000 kilowatt hours of electricity.

Porsche Taycan Turbo GT released

At 9:00 pm on March 11th, Beijing time, Porsche simultaneously released the facelifted models of the Taycan series globally, bringing a brand-new Taycan Turbo GT with over 1,000 horsepower.

The highlight of this facelift is the new Taycan Turbo GT. With the optional Weissach performance package, this car has a total of 1108 horsepower and 1340 Nm. It only takes 2.2 seconds from 0-100km/h, 0 -200 km/h is 6.4 seconds, and the top speed is 305 km/h.

In terms of battery life and energy replenishment, the Taycan can be equipped with up to 105kWh batteries, with a WLTP cruising range of up to an astonishing 693 kilometers. Even at a constant speed of 120km/h, it can still run a measured range of 587 kilometers.

It is worth mentioning that the Taycan Turbo GT broke the record held by the Model S Plaid at the Laguna Seca track with a time of 1 minute and 27.87 seconds.

Honor Magic6 Ultimate Edition design revealed

Honor Mobile officially revealed the appearance design of the upcoming Honor Magic6 Ultimate Edition mobile phone today, and also opened omni-channel reservations.

The new machine will be available in Ink Black and Sky Purple colors, and there are two large storage versions of 512 GB and 1 TB for users to choose from.

The Honor Magic6 Ultimate Edition will be officially released at the Honor flagship new product launch event on March 18, along with the Honor Magic6 RSR Porsche Design and Honor’s “first AI PC” MagicBook Pro 16 laptop.

iOS 18 may add “hearing aid mode” to AirPods Pro

Mark Gurman broke the news that AirPods Pro will not receive hardware updates in 2024.

He said the big update will be the new hearing aid mode launched with iOS 18.

Gurman also reported last year that Apple was developing a hearing test feature for future AirPods.

In 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration established new guidelines allowing a certain class of hearing aids to be purchased over the counter. These hearing aids can be sold directly to consumers in stores or online without a physical exam or audiologist fitting.

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711 responded to stores stopping selling Nongfu Spring

On March 8, an announcement was made in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province that a 711 convenience store would stop selling Nongfu Spring products, which quickly aroused heated discussion on the Internet. The notice stated that from now on, the store will stop selling all related products of Nongfu Spring. The notice is signed by 711 Starlight Store and 711 Lemon Store.

On March 10, an employee of the 711 convenience store confirmed the news and said that the store had stopped selling any Nongfu Spring products.

On March 11, Jiangsu 7-Eleven officially responded to the suspension of Nongfu Spring products at two 711 convenience stores in Changzhou. They said that this move was the personal behavior of the two convenience store employees and did not represent the position of the company headquarters.

Shanghai Disney will expand new attractions

Shanghai Disney said in a press release yesterday that the resort has recently started preliminary construction preparations for a new attraction in Shanghai Disneyland. This independently themed attraction will be adjacent to the "Zootopia" theme park.

Currently, the project is still in the preliminary planning stage. As future work progresses, shareholders and management of both resorts look forward to introducing more project progress.

Shanghai Disney also stated that it completed the pile foundation work for the resort's third Disney-themed hotel this week, laying an important foundation for the official launch of the main project in the next phase. This new 400-room theme hotel will be located on the shores of Wishing Star Lake and broke ground in August last year.

UGG® Officially Announces Asia-Pacific Brand Spokesperson Dou Jingtong

Yesterday, UGG® officially announced that singer-songwriter Dou Jingtong has become the brand spokesperson in the Asia-Pacific region, jointly encouraging everyone to express themselves comfortably and explore the world.

In addition to being announced as the brand spokesperson for the Asia-Pacific region, Dou Jingtong also participated in the shooting of the new spring and summer advertising campaign, showing Tasman shoes and slippers from the new Venture Daze series.

Based on UGG®'s classic Tasman shoes, this series adds a tire sole design and launches two colors: lime bubbles and raw chocolate latte. The designs are the same for men and women, bringing more neutral-style fashion styles. New inspiration.

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'Oppenheimer' wins best picture Oscar

Yesterday, the 96th Academy Awards ceremony was held.

The movie "Oppenheimer" won awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Christopher Nolan), Best Actor (Cillian Murphy), and Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.) 7 awards.

This is also the first time director Christopher Nolan has won the Best Director and Best Film awards.

Emma Stone won the Best Actress award for "Poor Thing," her second Best Actress win since "La La Land" in 2017.

Hayao Miyazaki once again won the Best Animated Feature Award for "How Do You Want to Live"; the Japanese film "Godzilla-1.0" won the Best Visual Effects Award.

Singer Billie Eilish won the Best Original Song award for her song "What Was I Made For?" from the movie "Barbie". This was her second Best Original Song award.

"News Queen 2" Officially Announces Original Cast

On March 11, the 2024 Hong Kong International Film and Television Exhibition opened. Alibaba Entertainment released the "Hong Kong Arts Revitalization Plan" and announced that it will invest no less than HK$5 billion in the four major areas of Hong Kong dramas, movies, performances and young talent training in the next five years. .

At the press conference, Youku announced "News Queen 2" and other blockbuster dramas. The original cast of the previous film "News Queen" returns and joins Hong Kong actor Bosco Wong.

In addition to "News Queen 2", the press conference also announced the movie "The Guardian" starring Louis Koo, Peng Yuyan, and Sammo Hung, the movie "Broken Hell" starring Huang Zihua, Xu Guanwen, etc., and the movie "Customs Front" starring Jacky Cheung, Nicholas Tse, etc. ", Charmaine Sheh and Raymond Lam star in the new drama "The Successor of Family Glory".

"Dune 2" box office in mainland China reached 140 million in its first week

In the 10th week of 2024 (3.4-3.10), the national movie weekly box office was 820 million, with more than 19.71 million moviegoers and a total of 2.486 million screenings. The total movie box office in 2024 exceeded 15 billion.

This week, "Zhou Chu Destroy Three Evils" has a box office of over 250 million in a single week and won the first place in the weekly list, with a cumulative box office of 390 million. The new film "Dune 2" ranked second on the weekly list, with a weekly box office of over 140 million.

The movie "Dune 2" was released in mainland China last Friday, March 8. On March 10, it was announced that the mainland box office had officially exceeded 100 million.

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