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OpenAI says Musk wanted to merge it into Tesla

Xiaomi Auto is expected to hold a press conference at the end of the month

Musk teases Facebook and Instagram about global crash

Microsoft to kill Android apps on Windows 11 subsystem

JD.com will repurchase shares worth no more than US$3 billion

2024 Baidu AI Developer Conference Official Announcement

Jia Yueting posts another blog to attack Gao He

Qualcomm releases white paper "Enabling terminal-side generative AI through NPU and heterogeneous computing"

Microsoft's first batch of AI PC products will be released on March 21

Tencent Byte fights again in AI social networking

Starting from 89,800, Wuling Bingo PLUS is officially launched

2024 Denza D9 launched

Hema responds to reports of stock clearance and closure

Zhong Xuegao’s price was revealed to have dropped from 60 yuan to 2.5 yuan

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OpenAI issued an article refuting Musk, saying that it hoped to gain control but failed

On Tuesday local time, OpenAI responded to the lawsuit filed by Musk, saying that he once hoped to obtain "absolute control" through a merger between OpenAI and Tesla. The company said it would reject all of Musk's claims.

An article written by OpenAI co-founders Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, John Schulman, Sam Altman and Wojciech Zaremba wrote:

Musk agreed at the end of 2017 that OpenAI needed to create a for-profit entity and hoped to gain majority ownership and board control and serve as CEO.

However, OpenAI did not agree on for-profit terms with Musk. Musk stopped injecting capital during the discussion, and then he also suggested merging OpenAI with Tesla.

After the negotiations broke down, Musk quickly chose to leave, saying that OpenAI had "0 probability of success" and planned to build an AGI competitor within Tesla.

In addition, Musk agreed in a 2016 email that sharing AI application results does not necessarily require open source AI technology.

On February 29, local time, Musk filed a lawsuit against OpenAI and its CEO and president, claiming that the company had violated its purpose of developing technology to benefit mankind when it was founded, and was now pursuing profits.

Xiaomi Motors is expected to hold a press conference at the end of the month, and the first batch of directly-operated stores across the country will begin renovations

According to Blue Whale Finance, following the renovation of the first batch of 2S stores, Xiaomi’s first batch of directly-operated stores in Beijing have also officially begun renovation.

According to the Xiaomi Home sales staff at Wangfujing Oriental Xintiandi, the store is Xiaomi Motors’ first directly-operated store in China, and the renovation is now nearing completion.

Reporters learned from reliable sources that Xiaomi Motors will hold a press conference at the end of the month, and it is expected to be delivered as soon as it is announced, as is industry practice.

According to the Beijing News, representative Lei Jun, founder and chairman of Xiaomi Group, said in response to questions about the construction of a modern industrial system and the development of new productive forces that Xiaomi Group, as a technology company, is in the transformation stage from following to leading and is determined to Take the road of hard-core technology and promote high-end and global strategies.

The release of Xiaomi Auto marks the completion of the closed-loop "Full Ecosystem for People, Cars and Homes" by Xiaomi, which is committed to providing users with an excellent travel experience. "We will go all out to make Xiaomi cars a success and not let down users across the country." Lei Jun said.

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Musk teases Facebook and Instagram about global crash

On March 5, local time, Facebook and Instagram, owned by Meta Company, suffered a sudden large-scale crash, causing hundreds of thousands of users around the world to be unable to use them normally.

After the incident, Meta and its communications director Andy Stone issued an apology to users and explained, "Earlier today, technical issues caused users to have difficulty accessing some of our services."

The failure became one of the hottest topics on the X platform that day. Musk posted: "If you are reading this content, it is because our servers are running normally."

Microsoft to kill Android apps on Windows 11 subsystem

Microsoft will end support for the Android subsystem in Windows 11 next year.

Nearly three years ago, Microsoft first announced that it would bring Android apps to Windows 11 through the Amazon App Store, but this Windows subsystem for Android will be discontinued starting March 5, 2025.

"Microsoft will end support for Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA)," Microsoft wrote in a new support document.

Amazon said: “After March 5, 2024, developers will no longer be able to submit new apps for Windows 11, but developers with existing apps can continue to submit version updates until the Amazon App Store on Windows 11 is fully stop using."

JD.com will repurchase shares worth no more than US$3 billion

On March 6, JD.com released its financial report for the fourth quarter and full year of 2023 as of December 31.

Revenue in the fourth quarter reached RMB 306.1 billion, a year-on-year increase of 3.6%; non-GAAP net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders was RMB 8.4 billion.

For the full year of 2023, net revenue was 1.0847 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 3.7%; not in accordance with U.S. GAAP, net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders was 35.2 billion yuan.

JD.com Group simultaneously announced that the company’s board of directors has approved annual cash dividends with a total dividend of approximately US$1.2 billion, exceeding US$1 billion in 2023.

JD.com's board of directors also approved a new share repurchase plan, which will repurchase shares worth no more than US$3 billion in the next 36 months as of March 2027 after the existing share repurchase plan expires and becomes effective.

Xu Ran, CEO of JD.com, said, “JD.com’s proactive adjustment measures have yielded results, and its clear and firm strategic focus on user experience, price competitiveness and platform ecology has brought us deeper and higher-frequency user participation. degree, and healthier user growth trends.”

"In 2024, we will focus on improving user experience and growing market share to create more value for users, business partners and shareholders."

2024 Baidu AI Developer Conference will be held on April 16-17

On March 5, the official website of Baidu Create AI Developer Conference was officially launched.

This conference will be held at the Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Center (Baoan) from April 16 to 17, 2024. It will not only bring the latest progress in AI technology, but also set up more than 30 "AI open courses".

According to reports, in the "AI Open Class" session, a technical team led by several Baidu chief architects will teach users step-by-step how to create AI native applications, and impart valuable practical experience in large-scale model development, including Qianfan AppBuilder, Comate and Baidu Wenku, etc. .

In addition, this conference will also bring multiple forums, covering AI native applications, large models and deep learning, AI Agent, AI medical care, AI content creation, AI smart life and other directions.

Jia Yueting blasts Gaohe again: They are plagiarizing, lying, deceiving users and deceiving investors

Yesterday, Faraday Future (FF) founder, chief product and user ecosystem officer Jia Yueting issued an article criticizing Gaohe, saying that they were plagiarizing, lying, deceiving users, and making false statements to deceive investors.

Any discerning person knows that they are plagiarizing, continuing to lie, continuing to deceive users, and continuing to deceive investors with false statements.

The plagiarizer falsely accuses the original author, and the perpetrator bites the victim in an attempt to shift the focus of the incident and confuse right and wrong.

They even falsely claimed that they were the result of forty years of development of China's automobile industry, trying to link the plagiarists with the national automobile industry and discredit the Chinese automobile industry, which had just begun to lead global innovation.

Qualcomm releases white paper "Enabling terminal-side generative AI through NPU and heterogeneous computing"

Qualcomm recently released the white paper "Enabling terminal-side generative AI through NPU and heterogeneous computing", which deeply discusses questions such as "What is NPU? Why is it the key to unlocking terminal-side generative AI?"

The white paper points out that the generative AI revolution has arrived. As the demand for generative AI use cases continues to increase in vertical fields with diverse requirements and computing needs, it is clear that we need new computing architectures custom-designed for AI.

This first requires a newly designed neural network processor (NPU) for generative AI, while utilizing a combination of heterogeneous processors, such as central processing units (CPUs) and graphics processing units (GPUs).

By using the right processor in combination with NPU, heterogeneous computing can achieve optimal application performance, energy efficiency, and battery life, enabling new and enhanced generative AI experiences.

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Microsoft's first batch of AI PC products will be released on March 21

According to Windows Central, Microsoft will release Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 on March 21, which are expected to become Microsoft's first AI PC products, with performance and efficiency that may be comparable to Apple's iPad Pro and MacBook Pro.

The new products will be equipped with processors based on Intel Core Ultra or Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite and equipped with a new generation NPU to enhance AI performance.

The updated version of Windows 11 is about to launch AI functions, and the new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop to be launched this time will be the first devices on the market to support these AI functions.

These features include on-device Copilot functionality, real-time subtitles and translation capabilities, game frame rate smoothing, Windows Studio special effects enhancements, etc., as well as a new feature that Microsoft internally calls "AI Explorer."

Tencent Byte fights again in AI social networking

Recently, both QQ and Douyin have launched AI social functions and products.

According to Tech Planet, QQ's AI conversation function has started testing, called "AI Chat Partner". It is an AI conversation service jointly developed by QQ, Dream Island, and Hunyuan Assistant. Douyin has launched an AI social APP called "Hua Lu", built by Byte's Flow department.

Experience revealed that QQ’s “AI Chat Partner” is actually an AI character interactive chat product, currently including different types of virtual characters such as companions, stories, challenges, MBTI, celebrities, etc.

Users can choose a virtual character that suits their type and chat in real time like they usually do with friends. It is worth noting that since each reply of a virtual character incurs a computing power cost, ordinary QQ users can chat with these virtual characters for 100 messages per day, and super member users can chat with 400 messages per day.

On the other hand, "Hua Lu" is a character chat product driven by Byte's Skylark model. Users can chat and interact with AI characters with distinctive personalities and different backgrounds in real time, chat about daily life, or conduct in-depth discussions. Communicate, or act out plots and stories.

After entering "Hua Lu", the AI ​​virtual character chat interface recommended by Hua Lu will be displayed. The user can talk to the virtual character. Text input or voice input is supported. The virtual character will follow the conversation content provided by the user and combine it with its own task settings. reply.

If the user is not very interested in the current virtual character, he can switch it like a short video, refresh other virtual characters, and experience different styles and types of virtual character chat interactions. At present, the phone stove has built-in intelligent agents of various styles, such as romance, fantasy, guessing, etc.

Starting from 89,800, Wuling Bingo PLUS is officially launched

Yesterday, Wuling Motors officially announced that the five-door pure electric SUV Wuling Bingo PLUS is officially launched, offering two range versions of 401km and 510km, with official guide prices of 89,800 yuan and 98,800 yuan respectively.

According to reports, Wuling Bingo PLUS is equipped with an efficient intelligent thermal management system and smart energy management. The driving range of 1 kilowatt hour of electricity can reach 10.1-10.6km, and "the cost per 100 kilometers is less than 6 yuan."

The car is available in 3 colors: Storm Gray, Aurora Green, and Quantum Black. It has a length, width and height of 4090/1720/1575mm, a wheelbase of 2610mm, and a second-row seat spacing of 912mm, with a knee-to-knee distance of 89mm.

Wuling Bingo PLUS is equipped with a 75kW three-in-one water-cooled flat wire motor with a maximum torque of 180N m; the car also has 3 charging modes, and DC fast charging "takes 30-35 minutes to charge from 30%-80%".

2024 Denza D9 launched

Yesterday, the 2024 Denza D9 was officially launched. A total of 9 models of the new car were launched, with a price range of 339,800-600,600 yuan.

The appearance of the car has not changed much. The upgrades are mainly in the configuration part, including the standard electric door suction doors and steering wheel heating. The car system has added functions such as the "Game Center" App and custom wake words.

The length, width and height of the new Denza D9 are 5250/1960/1920mm respectively, and the wheelbase is 3110mm. The appearance has a new "Brilliant Purple" color scheme, and different grilles are available in pure electric and plug-in hybrid versions.

In terms of power, the new car still offers plug-in hybrid and pure electric versions. The DM-i model is equipped with a SnapCloud plug-in hybrid dedicated 1.5T turbocharged engine with a combined power of 299kW and a combined torque of 681N·m.

Pure electric cruising ranges are available at 98km, 180km and 190km (NEDC operating conditions), with a maximum comprehensive range of 1050km; the pure electric version has a CLTC operating range of 600km and 620km.

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Hema responds to reports of stock clearance and closure

Recently, media reports stated that news of Hema stores being withdrawn and closed have been emerging in various places. Among them, three more stores will be closed in Wuhan in March.

According to Jiemian News, Hema responded that due to the expiration of property contracts and the downturn of individual shopping malls, Hema Xiansheng carried out the normal replacement of its last stores in the first half of this year and closed 6-7 stores nationwide. Find better properties nearby to meet consumer demand.

At the same time, more than 360 stores are operating normally. Hema plans to open 70 new stores this year, and the number of Hema stores is expected to exceed 400 by the end of the year.

Zhong Xuegao’s price was revealed to have dropped from 60 yuan to 2.5 yuan

According to the cover news, recently, "Internet celebrity ice cream" Zhong Xuegao has once again attracted attention.

On a certain shopping platform, the current sales price of Zhongxuegao ice cream has reached a low level, with the products on expiration date even as low as 2.5 yuan a piece, from the highest price of more than 60 yuan a piece to 2 yuan 5 a piece now.

Many consumers said they did not expect Zhong Xuegao's profit margins to be so high, and they felt like they were being cheated. They said, "Zhong Xuegao is not only an assassin, but also a deceiver."

Hades is coming to iOS

Netflix announced that "Hades" will be exclusively available on the iOS platform through Netflix on March 19, and will be exclusive to Netflix members.

The mobile version supports 60fps, custom touch controls (compatible with Bluetooth controllers), redesigned interface, cloud saves, achievements and offline play.

Previously, developer Supergiant Games also mentioned in the FAQ on the official website that there are currently no plans to launch "Hades" on the Android platform.

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News: The Twilight Saga TV Series Will Be Animated

According to the latest report from Deadline, the previously announced "Twilight" series is an animated series, and that was the plan from the beginning.

The play will once again adapt the original novel by Stephanie Meyers, with the participation of film version producers Lionsgate Pictures and Temple Hill Pictures, and the original author Meyers is also expected to participate.

The third part of the horror film X series is scheduled to be released​​

A24's third installment of the horror film "X" and "Pearl" series, "Maxine," is scheduled to be released in North America on July 5.

Mia Goss continues to star, Elizabeth Debicki, Moses Sumney, Michelle Monaghan, Bobby Cannavale, Lily Collins, Halsey, Giancarlo Esposito, Kevin ·Bacon and others joined.

West continues to direct and write the film, which is set in the 1980s and tells the story of Maxine's rise to fame as an actress in Hollywood.​

"Wild Robot" releases first trailer


DreamWorks' new film "Wild Bodies" has released its first trailer. "How to Train Your Dragon" and "The Croods" director Chris Sanders will direct it and will be released in North America on September 20.

The story is adapted from Peter Brown's best-selling book of the same name, focusing on the adventures of the robot Rhodes:

Due to an accident, she drifted to an uninhabited island and deviated from the development path of conventional robots. How should she survive in the face of a dangerous living environment and hostile wild animals? And when Rhodes established a friendly relationship with the creatures on the island and slowly integrated into the big family, the mysterious past about her was gradually revealed.

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