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Staff responded that Tesla cars entered the government procurement catalog for the first time: they are domestically produced

Microsoft denies accusations of retaliating against employees who took leave of absence, willing to pay settlement costs

SpaceX Polaris will launch as early as the end of this month and will perform the "first private spacewalk in history" mission

China Mobile Research Institute: 6G is expected to start standard development next year and is expected to be commercially available in 2030

Cyrus: For every car sold, Huawei will receive a sales and service fee

It is reported that Xiaohongshu’s senior management is dissatisfied with the staff efficiency ratio and will start a new round of layoffs.

Baidu Robin Li: AI is only an assistant and will not replace people’s work

Academician Wang Jian, founder of Alibaba Cloud: The potential of GPT has not yet been fully explored

NetEase launches first robot brand "Lingdong"

Apple is developing a new home device, perhaps a HomePod with a touch screen

SenseTime launches "controllable" character video generation large model Vimi

Samsung’s new phones Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 specifications leaked

Alipay Intelligent Assistant: Let AI help you run errands and buy coffee

Step Star releases three new Step series universal large models

MiHoYo game "Zero" opens open beta for all platforms

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Staff responded that Tesla cars entered the government procurement catalog for the first time: they are domestically produced

The "Jiangsu Provincial Party and Government Agencies, Public Institutions and Group Organizations 2024-2025 New Energy Vehicle Framework Agreement Procurement Finalist Announcement (3)" shows that Tesla Model Y has entered the new energy vehicle procurement catalog in Jiangsu Province. It is reported that this is the first time in the country Take the case of Tesla entering the government procurement catalog.

According to Shangguan News, the Jiangsu Provincial Government Procurement Center told reporters that Tesla signed up for this purchase on its own initiative. The Procurement Center judged Tesla's qualifications based on parameters and price. A staff member of the Jiangsu Provincial Government Procurement Center said that although the government does not purchase imported goods and requires special approval, Tesla "is not imported, but domestically produced."

The staff also said that this is an open catalog open to all manufacturers. Models that meet parameters, prices, and undergo certain procedures can be shortlisted for inclusion in the catalog, but users can choose or not.

The new batch of procurement shortlists also include Wenjie M7, Avita 11, Deep Blue SL03, Deep Blue S7, Zhiji LS6, Zhiji L7, Galaxy L6, Galaxy E8 Executive Edition, Geometry E, Geometry G6, Changan UNI-K/Z , Qiyuan A07, Qiyuan Q05, Roewe D5X, Volvo XC40, Caocao 60 and other models.

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Microsoft denies accusations of retaliating against employees who took leave of absence, willing to pay settlement costs

The California Civil Rights Department said in 2017 that Microsoft retaliated against employees. It was reported that Microsoft employees who took time off due to pregnancy, illness, or to care for newborns or sick family members later received lower bonuses and performance evaluations.

The civil rights division said these factors hurt employees' eligibility for raises and promotions, disproportionately affecting women and employees with disabilities.

Microsoft responded in a latest statement that the agency's accusations were inaccurate but that it "will continue to listen, learn and support our employees" and agreed to pay a $14 million settlement.

Eligible employees will receive $1,500, with more payments available based on factors such as salary and years of employment.

Microsoft also said it would take further steps to prevent future discrimination, including updating manager training and hiring outside consultants to monitor and investigate compliance within the company.

SpaceX Polaris will launch as early as the end of this month and will perform the "first private spacewalk in history" mission

Yesterday, the Polaris Project announced on the social platform X that the "Polaris Dawn" will be launched as early as July 31.

The project plans to use spacesuits and spacecraft produced by the SpaceX team to perform the "first private spacewalk in history" mission, and will also conduct a series of experiments sponsored by entrepreneur Jared Isaacman.

In addition to Isaacman himself, team members also include a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and two SpaceX operations engineers as mission experts.

It is reported that Polaris Dawn will perform a mission about 700 kilometers above the earth. This is also the highest manned flight since the Apollo moon landing mission in 1996.

China Mobile Research Institute: 6G is expected to start standard development next year and is expected to be commercially available in 2030

"Kechuangban Daily" reported that at the 2024 Digital Economy Innovation and Development Forum, Liu Guangyi, chief 6G expert of China Mobile Research Institute, talked about the progress and planning schedule of 6G communication technology.

Liu Guangyi said that 6G technology is gradually approaching the research stage of technical standard formulation, industrial promotion and application cultivation, and is expected to have commercial capabilities in 2030. By then, it will transcend the scope of traditional communications and form a wide range of application scenarios in fields such as drones and home robots.

Liu Guangyi predicts that the standard development of 6G technology is expected to start around June 2025, and the first 6G standard is expected to be released in the second half of 2029.

Cyrus: For every car sold, Huawei will receive a sales and service fee

Recently, Cyrus announced that its holding subsidiary Cyrus Automotive plans to use 2.5 billion yuan to acquire Huawei's "Question" trademark.

The announcement also stated that Cyrus hired a third-party asset appraisal company to evaluate the underlying assets. After evaluation, the market value of the underlying assets was 10.233 billion yuan.

Relevant personnel revealed to 21 Finance reporters that Cyrus’s internal valuation of the Wenjie brand is higher than 2.5 billion yuan, and said that for every car sold, Huawei will receive a sales service fee, but the specific proportion It is a core business secret and cannot be disclosed.

It is reported that Xiaohongshu’s senior management is dissatisfied with the staff efficiency ratio and will start a new round of layoffs.

According to ifeng.com Technology has exclusively learned that Xiaohongshu has recently launched a new round of layoffs. Some Xiaohongshu employees said that the layoffs have entered the HC (staffing) lock-down stage, and a personnel inventory is being carried out, but there has not yet been an official notification, and everyone internally is waiting for emails.

It is reported that this round of personnel adjustments mainly focuses on employees whose performance is below 3.5-, including 3.5- and 3.25. This group of employees accounts for approximately 30% of the total number of employees.

Another employee revealed that the rumor circulating internally is that the new senior management is not satisfied with the current person-to-person ratio of Xiaohongshu, believing that the current person-to-person ratio of Xiaohongshu can only reach half of that of Pinduoduo.

Xiaohongshu has not yet responded to the news.

Baidu Robin Li: AI is only an assistant and will not replace people’s work

The 2024 World Artificial Intelligence Conference and High-level Conference on Artificial Intelligence Global Governance (WAIC) was held in Shanghai on July 4. Baidu CEO Robin Li attended and delivered a speech.

Robin Li pointed out that AI is penetrating into all walks of life at an unprecedented speed. Many people are worried that AI will take away human job opportunities. However, he emphasized that AI plays more of a "co-pilot" role, and humans still need to be behind the scenes. AI It can improve people’s work efficiency and work quality.

Robin Li also said that with the development of AI technology, some new job opportunities have begun to appear, such as data annotators, prompt word engineers, etc. The threshold for these positions is not high.

Robin Li also talked about the "100-Mode War" in 2023, believing that it has caused a huge waste of social resources, especially computing power. He believes that without application, the model is not worth mentioning, and calls on everyone to roll up the application.

Aifaner will continue to bring reports on cutting-edge products and technologies at WAIC, so stay tuned.

Academician Wang Jian, founder of Alibaba Cloud: The potential of GPT has not yet been fully explored

At WAIC 2024, Wang Jian, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and founder of Alibaba Cloud, talked about several of his views.

Wang Jian believes that the history of artificial intelligence is actually very short, as short as the emergence of GPT. Therefore, the potential of GPT has not been fully explored. Wang Jian believes that this artificial intelligence is different from the artificial intelligence in the past. It is difficult to say whether it is a general artificial intelligence, but it must be different from the past fifty or sixty years.

Wang Jian also said that in the AI ​​era, new large companies will definitely emerge, and there will also be large companies that will be "reborn from the ashes." Wang Jian believes that large companies will definitely feel that AI is a "revolutionary tool", while small businesses will feel that it is a "tool of the revolution." When large companies also realize that it is a "tool of the revolution," changes will come.

As for the problems in the process of technological development, Wang Jian believes that any problems caused by humans themselves will be solved by humans.

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NetEase launches first robot brand "Lingdong"

Yesterday, NetEase launched many new AI products for the first time at WAIC, and released its first robot brand "Lingdong".

According to reports, NetEase Smart is a robot brand created by NetEase Fuxi based on self-developed industrial models and AOP technology ideas. Its two core products, excavation robots and loading robots, have participated in 50 key construction projects in more than 10 provinces, covering mines. , ports, mixing stations, schools and other application scenarios.

NetEase Youling Platform is a human-machine collaboration task platform self-developed by NetEase Fuxi. It supports users to quickly model, publish and operate tasks that can be completed by machines and humans, thereby helping various industries publish digital jobs.

NetEase Youdao also brings a new AI large model learning hardware Youdao Dictionary Pen Spoken private tutor Hi Echo".

Apple is developing a new home device, perhaps a HomePod with a touch screen

MacRumors discovered in Apple's back-end code that in addition to HomePod and Apple TV, Apple is developing a long-rumored new home device, perhaps a HomePod device with a screen.

The identifier of this code is "HomeAccessory 17,1", which is a new identifier category, similar to HomePod's "AudioAccessory" identifier but different. The "17,1" field indicates that this device may be equipped with the same A18 chip as the iPhone 16, which may imply that this device will support Apple smart phones.

The code also indicates that this "home accessory" will run a modified version of tvOS like HomePod.

The code also references two unreleased Apple TV models, with the identifiers Apple TV 14,4 and Apple TV 14,5, with rumors suggesting that an updated Apple TV could launch in 2024.

SenseTime launches "controllable" character video generation large model Vimi

At WAIC, domestic AI start-up company SenseTime launched Vimi, the first large controllable character video generation model for C-end users, and was selected for WAIC's highest honor, "Treasure of the Museum".

According to reports, Vimi is based on the powerful capabilities of SenseTime's new large models. It can generate human-like videos that are consistent with the target's movements through just a photo of any style. It supports a variety of driving methods, and can use existing character videos, Driven by various elements such as animation, sound, text, etc.

Vimi can achieve precise control of people's expressions, and can also control the natural body changes of people in photos within the half-body area, and automatically generate hair, clothing and background changes that match the characters. At the same time, light and shadow changes can also be generated reasonably. Vimi can stably generate 1-minute single-shot human videos.

Samsung’s new phones Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 specifications leaked

There is less than a week left before Samsung’s launch event on July 10, but a large number of specifications details of the new Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6, which are expected to be released at the launch event, have leaked.

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 mobile phone will be equipped with a 7.6-inch internal screen and a 6.3-inch external screen. It will be 1.3 mm thinner when folded and 0.5 mm thinner when unfolded. The maximum brightness of the screen will be increased from 1750 nits to 2600 nits. The main screen resolution Adjusted to 2160×1856, and equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, the battery capacity remains 4400mAh, and the imaging system has not changed.

Galaxy Z Flip 6 will be equipped with a 6.7-inch internal screen and a 3.4-inch external screen. The external screen is an IPS screen. The main camera has been upgraded from 1200 pixels to 50 million pixels. The battery has been upgraded from 3700mAh to 4000mAh. It is equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor and 12GB RAM.

Samsung's press conference will start at 9:00 Beijing time on July 10, and Ai Faner will also follow up the report, so stay tuned.

Alipay Intelligent Assistant: Let AI help you run errands and buy coffee

At WAIC 2024, Alipay Intelligent Assistant was selected for the highest honor of "Treasure of the Museum".

According to reports, Alipay's intelligent assistant is developed based on the Bailing model independently developed by Ant Group. At this WAIC, Alipay's intelligent assistant also jointly launched the "WAIC Conference Intelligent Assistant" with the official.

After arriving at the venue, visitors can scroll down on the Alipay homepage to activate the intelligent assistant based on LBS technology and obtain a series of digital exhibition services, such as querying the core highlights of this conference, venue navigation, forum agenda and other information, and can also quickly make reservations Hotels, call online taxis, search for nearby restaurants and power banks, customize Shanghai travel guide, etc.

Alipay Intelligent Assistant also supports Alipay mini-programs of 11 tea brands including Starbucks, Luckin, Bawang Chaji, and Mixue Bingcheng. Users can issue instructions through Alipay Intelligent Assistant, such as "order a cup of Luckin's large ice cream for me." "Iron", AI will enter the mini program to automatically place an order. After the user confirms and pays, he can go to a nearby offline store to pick up the coffee.

Step Star releases three new Step series universal large models

At the WAIC unveiled yesterday, Step Star announced a comprehensive upgrade of the Step series general large model family, launching three new Step series general large models: the official version of the Step-2 trillion parameter language large model, the Step-1.5V multi Modal large model, Step-1X image generation large model.

The newly released official version of the Step-2 trillion-parameter language model has greatly improved training efficiency. It is reported that the somatosensory experience is fully close to GPT-4 in terms of mathematics, logic, programming, knowledge, creation, and multiple rounds of dialogue. Enterprises and developers can Apply for experience through the Step Star Open Platform.

The newly upgraded Step-1.5V 100 billion parameter multi-modal large model is said to have comprehensive improvements in image perception and understanding capabilities, and has excellent video understanding capabilities. It can accurately identify objects, people and environments in videos, and understand the overall atmosphere and character emotions of the video.

The Step-1X image generation large model supports three different parameter amounts of 600M, 2B, and 8B. It has more powerful semantic alignment and command following capabilities. It is also deeply optimized for Chinese elements and culture, making it more Chinese-style.

Facing the field of content creation, Step Stars and Shanghai Film have launched an AI interactive experience for "Havoc in Heaven" – "Test Which God Are You", which uses the Step series of large models and integrates image understanding, style transfer, Image generation, plot creation and other capabilities.

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MiHoYo game "Zero" opens open beta for all platforms

MiHoYo's new urban action-adventure game "Zero" launched open beta testing on all platforms at 10 o'clock yesterday, and distributed a 30-draw reward for logging in.

The story of "Zero Zero" takes place in the city of "New Eridu" after the disaster. Players will play a character named "Ropemaker" in the game to explore. The game supports three platforms: PC, iOS and Android.

The media score of "Zero Zero" was also lifted. IGN gave it an 8-point score, believing that the dozens of hours of main story is excellent, and the combat system also has highlights.

GameSpot gave "Zero" a score of 7, saying that the game brought new and interesting elements, but also allowed players to spend the most time on some of the "least interesting content."

Xiaomi Home will give away 200,000 ice creams on weekends

Yesterday, Xiaomi Home announced that it will hold the "2024 Ice Cream Party" on July 6th and 7th and July 13th and 14th, that is, this weekend and next weekend.

This event will be launched in 2,000 Xiaomi Home stores across the country. 200,000 ice creams will be given away in the event, and you can get it by telling the daily secret code at the store. The daily secret code will be released on the official Weibo of @小米家. After obtaining the secret code, you can find the staff and tell the secret code to receive the ice cream.

On APA launches sports bag product for the first time

On will launch a new accessories series in the autumn and winter of 2024, expanding its product line into the field of sports bags. The bag products include Elite and Lite series. All details of the Elite series are designed to seamlessly fit elite runners; The minimalist streamlined design and fewer components of the Lite series bring lighter weight.

According to reports, the sports bag series are all made of recycled materials, and the design uses simple color matching, including black, vivid light orange and desert tones. Each product is equipped with Swiss rope with brand characteristics.

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"Wild Child" was released after being released

On the morning of July 3, the movie "Wild Child" announced that it would be postponed from July 12 to July 10, and then announced its withdrawal in the evening. The withdrawal announcement explained that the July 10 release was canceled due to late schedule reasons. arrange.

"Wild Child" is directed by Yin Ruoxin and stars Wang Junkai, Deng Jiajia, Chen Yongsheng, Pan Binlong and others. The film is based on the real incident of "The Wandering Brothers" and focuses on the group of "children in social difficulties". It tells the wandering journey of a "thief" brother and an "orphan" brother, a heart-warming protection and redemption.

Filming of movie adaptation of game "Watch Dogs" begins

The game company Ubisoft announced that it has started filming a live-action movie adapted from its game "Watch Dogs". The specific release date has not yet been determined.

Directed by Matthew Toohey and starring Tom Bryce and Sophie Wilde, the film will follow the story of skilled hackers using technology to fight against the repressive forces that control the world's major cities. ​

According to IGN, the "Watch Dogs" movie was announced in 2016 and has been rumored for several years. It was not until this year that filming officially began.

Trailer released for John Cho's new film "Deadly AI"

The horror film "Deadly AI," written and directed by Chris Weitz and starring John Cho and Katherine Waterston, has released its first trailer. The film will be released in North America on August 30.

The story tells the story of a family who was selected to test an innovative home device: the digital home assistant AIA, which includes various sensing devices, cameras, and more. AIA learns the behavior of family members and anticipates their needs, ensuring that nothing and no one can stand in the way of the family, including murder, and…

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