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Musk xAI demonstrates multi-modal model Grok-1.5 V

iOS 18’s first batch of AI features may run completely natively

OpenAI CEO pitches enterprise version of ChatGPT to big companies

Xiaomi App Store’s new rules are implemented, prohibiting apps from automatically renewing by default

NVIDIA revisits Alt Auto

Yu Chengdong talks about "car mobile phone holder" again

Xiaomi cars can be modified this Friday, and the number of locked orders has been revealed to exceed 60,000

Amazon executive: Robots won't replace human jobs

Windows 11 tests Start menu ads, former Microsoft executive expresses his position

iPhone may replace glass lens with plastic lens

Samsung Galaxy AI features will come to more Samsung phones

Smart Elf #1 and #3 new models launched

"Pure blood" Hongmeng real machine interface exposed

The first game emulator for iOS is launched


Musk xAI demonstrates multi-modal model Grok-1.5 V

Elon Musk's AI startup xAI has launched its first multi-modal large model, Grok-1.5 Vision.

According to reports, Grok-1.5 V can not only understand text information, but also process various visual information, including information in various documents, charts, screenshots, and photos.

xAI demonstrated seven Grok-1.5 V use cases in the press release: converting process sketches on the whiteboard directly into Python code, calculating food calories based on ingredient lists, generating bedtime stories based on children's drawings, interpreting Internet memes, and converting Convert tables to CSV files, provide repair suggestions based on images, and solve Python programming problems.

Grok 1.5V will be available to early testers and existing Grok users soon.

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iOS 18’s first batch of AI features may run completely natively

Mark Gurman reports that the first AI features Apple plans to launch for iOS 18 will not rely on cloud servers at all.

Gurman said that it currently appears that the AI ​​technology Apple is about to release at WWDC will run entirely locally on the device, and the large language models that provide support for new features will not be processed in the cloud.

Gurman added that Apple may provide some cloud-based AI functions in the future. It has been previously reported that Apple has discussed cooperation in AI with companies such as Google, OpenAI and Baidu. However, a person familiar with the matter denied that there is no agreement between Baidu and Apple. AI collaboration.

MacRumors analyzed that Apple is still likely to launch its own cloud-based generative AI, because there have been previous reports that Apple is actively purchasing AI servers.

Apple will host the WWDC 2024 Global Developers Conference from June 10 to 14, where it is expected to launch the iOS 18 update and possibly introduce AI features.

OpenAI CEO pitches enterprise version of ChatGPT to big companies

Reuters exclusively reported that OpenAI CEO Sam Altman hosted hundreds of Fortune 500 company executives in San Francisco, New York and London this month. He and other OpenAI executives promoted the enterprise version of AI, some of which are already Microsoft customers.

OpenAI promises that data from ChatGPT Enterprise customers will not be used to further train AI models. In conversations with potential customers in industries such as finance, healthcare and energy, OpenAI executives highlighted a range of specific application directions, such as call center management and translation.

Some executives asked why they should pay for ChatGPT Enterprise if they are already Microsoft customers. Altman responded that the enterprise version service allows them to work directly with the OpenAI team, obtain the latest models and have the opportunity to obtain more customized AI products. .

Microsoft is OpenAI's largest investor, and there is a cooperative relationship between the two companies. Microsoft provides access to OpenAI technology through its Azure cloud and Microsoft 365 Copilot.

Xiaomi App Store’s new rules are implemented, prohibiting apps from automatically renewing by default

On April 13, Xiaomi App Store implemented the "New Automatic Renewal Function Standard", which had been announced a month ago.

The most important stipulation of this new regulation is that if the app contains the content of automatic renewal or automatic renewal of services, the user's consent must be obtained, and the user can only activate it after a second confirmation. It must not be checked by default or forced to be bundled with the activation.

Other requirements of this new regulation are as follows:

  • Before the user activates the service, the user must be informed of the service content, the amount and method of deduction, and other information in a conspicuous manner and in clear and easy-to-understand language;
  • The application automatic renewal agreement must clearly indicate the ways and methods to cancel the automatic renewal function. During the in-app automatic renewal service period, convenient unsubscription and automatic renewal methods must be provided at any time;
  • The application's automatic renewal agreement must clearly indicate that users will be reminded in prominent ways such as text messages and push messages 5 days before automatic renewal and automatic renewal to inform the service content, deduction amount and other matters.

NVIDIA revisits Alt Auto

Recently, the NVIDIA automotive team visited Alt again. The two parties held their first high-level meeting since the cooperation began, analyzing and discussing the current cooperation progress and the next direction of joint construction.

It is reported that both parties during this visit recognized the feasibility and prospects of AI technology in the automotive field, and stated that in the future, NVIDIA will simultaneously share the latest technologies in automobiles and robots with Alt, and open up its ecosystem and cutting-edge technology platform to Alt.

At present, Alt has opened up NVIDIA Omniverse and cooperates with the research and development of multiple industrial software, and the cooperation has achieved visible results.

Yu Chengdong talks about "car mobile phone holder" again

Yesterday, Huawei Auto BU Chairman Yu Chengdong posted a message in Moments, further explaining that the "mobile phone holder" was mentioned at Huawei's spring communication meeting a few days ago.

Yu Chengdong said that when he mentioned "car navigation is not easy to use" he was referring to the "American brand" and not Xiaomi. He also said that "Xiaomi is a smartphone maker, so there will be no problems with car navigation."

At the Hongmeng Eco Spring Communication Conference on April 11, Yu Chengdong mentioned that the Zhijie S7 does not require a mobile phone holder, and all the cars it needs are "car navigation capabilities".

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun immediately launched a vote on Weibo on "Do you support the design of the Xiaomi SU7 original mobile phone holder?" and responded to a netizen's comment that "the layout is too small": "It's okay. Exchanges among peers can help improve product quality. "

Xiaomi cars can be modified this Friday, and the number of locked orders has been revealed to exceed 60,000

Yesterday, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced on Weibo that starting from 9 a.m. on April 19, Xiaomi Auto's SU7 will be available for reconfiguration for a limited time within 24 hours. Locked-in users who are not the Founder Edition can do so in the Xiaomi Auto App.

Xiaomi Motors further explained that if the reconfiguration is successful, the production plan will be rearranged, the estimated delivery time will be calculated, and the queue will be re-queued.

Yesterday, a blogger @Sunshaojun09 also revealed that Xiaomi Motors' SU7 sales exceeded 60,000, and the cancellation rate was around 55%. Xiaomi Motors has not yet responded to this set of data.

 Amazon executive: Robots won't replace human jobs

Stefano La Rovere, Amazon's director of global robotics, said in an interview with CNBC that advanced robots, AI and other technologies do not replace human jobs, but enhance human roles at work.

"Robots and technology help our employees … by reducing walking distance between tasks, eliminating repetitive movements, or helping them lift heavy objects," La Rovere said. He also believes that Amazon employees can learn new skills and acquire new abilities to achieve their career goals.

He added that new technologies are creating entirely new job categories, with more than 700 new categories of jobs created in the past few years.

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Windows 11 tests Start menu ads, former Microsoft executive expresses his position

Microsoft said that they are testing app promotion in the Windows 11 "Start" menu. App developers can display their apps in the Microsoft Store app store through the "Recommended" section in the Start menu.

Microsoft said this only applies to "Windows Insider" beta users in the United States and does not apply to devices managed by organizations.

This start menu app promotion can be disabled in the settings, but The Verge pointed out that it is suspected to be enabled by default.

Former Microsoft senior user experience leader Jensen Harris expressed dissatisfaction with this approach on the X platform, ironically pointing out that he left Microsoft for 10 years and the company has changed beyond recognition.

iPhone may replace glass lens with plastic lens

Lin Enping, CEO of Apple supplier Largan Optoelectronics, revealed that the new plastic film developed by the company has passed customer testing.

It is generally believed that the "customer" refers to Apple. Largan Optoelectronics exclusively provides glass lens packaging technology for the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Lin Enping also said that this new plastic lens design can effectively eliminate lens glare and better protect the camera lens when digital products are dropped.

It has been previously reported that the iPhone 16 Pro series is considering using a "1 MG + 7 P" plastic lens combination of one molded glass lens + seven plastic lenses.

Samsung Galaxy AI features will come to more Samsung phones

According to 9to5Google, Samsung plans to bring Galaxy AI capabilities to several older models in next month’s One UI 6.1 update.

It is reported that the adapted models will include flagship models in 2021 and 2022. The S22 series, Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, and Tab S8 series will receive AI functions in addition to “real-time slow motion”. The S21 series, Z Flip 3, and Z Fold 3 will receive “circle and search” and “magic.” Rewrite" two AI functions.

Smart Elf #1 and #3 new models launched

Last night, electric vehicle brand smart launched new models of the smart Elf #1 and #3 series.

Smart Elf #1 launches Smart Standard Edition, Smart Long Battery Edition, and Smart Deluxe Edition, with official retail prices of 154,900 yuan, 174,900 yuan, and 199,900 yuan respectively; smart Elf #3 launches Smart Standard Edition, Smart Long Battery Edition , dynamic four-wheel drive version, the official retail prices are 164,900 yuan, 184,900 yuan, and 219,900 yuan respectively.

The smart Elf #1 has a wheelbase of 2750 mm, has 20 flexible storage spaces and a minimalist T-shaped smart cockpit, and is equipped with the smart Pilot Assist intelligent assisted driving system.

The wheelbase of smart Elf #3 is 2785 mm. The dynamic four-wheel drive version is equipped with a dual-motor intelligent four-wheel drive system. It only takes 4.3 seconds to accelerate from 100 kilometers to 100 kilometers. It is also equipped with a 1.6 m2 immersive canopy.

"Pure blood" Hongmeng real machine interface exposed

Weibo blogger @Flanker_017 released screenshots of the HarmonyOS NEXT real machine on Weibo yesterday, showing the operating interface of this new system.

The blogger also replied in the comment area that native Android applications will not be available, and said that if there is a lot of local data, a migration plan needs to be provided, otherwise the user experience of re-pulling it from the cloud will be "too bad."

At the Huawei Harmony Eco Spring Communication Conference a few days ago, Huawei Terminal BG CEO Yu Chengdong announced that the Huawei Developer Conference will be held in June, when HarmonyOS NEXT will officially launch Beta.

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lululemon brand ambassador Zhou Guanyu appeared in the home debut special exhibition

The F1 Chinese Grand Prix is ​​about to celebrate its 20th anniversary. China's first F1 driver and lululemon brand ambassador Zhou Guanyu made a surprise appearance at the Shanghai Jing'an Kerry Center store to share the story behind the "From 2004 to 2024" special exhibition of Zhou Guanyu's home debut.

The facade of the lululemon Shanghai Jing'an Kerry Center store is decorated with the joint logo of lululemon and Zhou Guanyu, as well as a giant flag containing Zhou Guanyu's classic cheering slogan. The first-floor exhibition hall displays his past 20 years with 20 private collections and commemorative items. years of growth.

The first game emulator for iOS is launched

After Apple officially allowed emulator apps to be put on the App Store on April 5, the first emulator app iGBA officially landed on the App Store.

iGBA will allow iPhone and iPad users to play Nintendo GameBoy series games. It is relatively convenient and simple to use. You can find the game file you want to run directly from the device's file management app and open it.

In addition to basic simulation functions, iGBA also provides practical functions such as instant archiving, acceleration and vibration feedback.

Pool core game "POOLS" trial is now available

The back room pool core game "POOLS" announced that it will be officially released on April 26. A trial DEMO version has been launched and supports Simplified Chinese.

There are no monsters to chase or jump to the screen. The player mainly just walks in the environment, looks around, and listens to the sounds, just like visiting an art gallery. But the game can be depressing, playing on people's fears of getting lost, the dark, and small spaces.


Tony Leung Chiu-wai wins the Academy Award for Best Actor for the sixth time

Last night, the 42nd Hong Kong Film Awards was held, and the movie "The Vengeful Lawyer" won the Best Film Award.

Tony Leung Chiu-wai won the Best Actor for "Goldfinger". This is also the sixth time Tony Leung has won this award, setting a record. Yu Xiangning won the Best Actress for the first time for "Under the Sun".

The award-winning work "Under the Sun" is currently being screened in mainland China. The work won awards such as Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Supporting Actor; another award-winning work "Diary of a Youth" will be released on April 19 in Released in Mainland China.

"Doraemon" new theatrical version set for release in Mainland China

The new theatrical version of the "Doraemon" series "Doraemon: Nobita's Symphony of the Earth" is officially scheduled to be released in the mainland on May 31.

This theatrical version is the first major music-themed movie in the "Doraemon" series. It tells the story of the Doraemon five-member group who meet a celestial girl and are accidentally invited into the mysterious "Music Palace", where they perform music together to revive. Temple and save the earth crisis and other stories.

"Interstellar" will be re-released in North America

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the release of the film "Interstellar" directed by Christopher Nolan, it will be re-released in North America on September 27 this year.

It is reported that this re-screening will be screened in 70mm IMAX film and digital formats. It is worth mentioning that 70mm IMAX is the format preferred by director Nolan.

"Interstellar" was released in mainland China in 2014 and re-released in 2020. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain, it tells the story of a group of astronauts traveling through a wormhole The story of finding a new home for humanity.

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