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Altman returns to OpenAI board of directors

Nvidia's market value has evaporated by approximately $130 billion

Byte refutes rumors that Blizzard’s former CEO acquires TikTok

Robin Li: Wenxin Big Model 4.0 surpasses GPT-4 in Chinese

Apple lifts Epic ban

Sony responds to mobile phone business withdrawal from China

Copilot blocks violent pornographic images prompt words

M3 MacBook Air SSD reading and storage speed increased by 82%

Pika launches sound effect generation function

X platform may launch a YouTube-like video application

Production capacity of Huawei-BAIC cooperation project is planned to be 300,000 units

iPhone 16 Pro renderings exposed

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The right to offline rest has been enacted into law

Hayao Miyazaki wins another Oscar

Heavy

Altman returns to OpenAI board of directors

On March 8, local time, OpenAI announced that the company had completed its investigation into the dismissal of CEO Sam Altman and expressed confidence in the ability of Altman and President Greg Brockman to lead OpenAI. Altman will return to the board of directors.

OpenAI issued a summary of the investigation results in the announcement, stating that the incident was due to "a breakdown of trust between the previous board of directors and Altman." It terminated Altman's position without conducting a comprehensive investigation and giving Altman a chance to respond, but in fact His behavior does not mean he needs to be fired.

In this regard, Altman said that he is glad that everything is over. He believes that the leaks and actions of some people in the past few months to damage the company are a disservice to OpenAI and its mission.

In addition, OpenAI also announced new members who will join the board of directors. All three new members are women. They are: Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Nicole Seligman, former executive vice president and general counsel of Sony Corporation, and Fidji Simo, chairman and CEO of the American fresh food e-commerce company Instacart.

Nvidia's market value has evaporated by approximately $130 billion

On March 8, local time, Nvidia fell by more than 5% during the session. It rose by 5% in early trading, the largest single-day decline since May 2023. As of the close on March 8, local time, Nvidia was trading at US$875.28, a decrease of 5.55%, with a market value of US$2.2 trillion. Its market value evaporated by US$128.5 billion (approximately RMB 923.4 billion) overnight.

Nvidia shares have soared this year as demand for its chips used in AI computing will remain strong. Even after the decline, the stock is still up more than 70% in 2024.

Nvidia, with a market capitalization of approximately $2.2 trillion, is the third-largest company in the S&P 500 after Microsoft and Apple.

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Byte refutes rumors that Blizzard’s former CEO acquires TikTok

Recently, some media reported that former Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick contacted ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming and considered acquiring companies such as TikTok and OpenAI for US$100 billion or participating in them.

On March 10, ByteDance’s official account on Toutiao responded that the news was untrue. After verification, Zhang Yiming has not communicated relevant matters with anyone.

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to spin off TikTok, forcing ByteDance to sell TikTok.

Robin Li: Wenxin Big Model 4.0 surpasses GPT-4 in Chinese

Robin Li, founder, chairman and CEO of Baidu, was interviewed on CCTV's "Dialogue" column and expressed some of his views on AI and other technological fields.

Robin Li believes that Wenxin Large Model 4.0 has surpassed GPT-4 in Chinese.

Robin Li said: "For example, if I write a poem, an acrostic poem, etc., many large models can do it, but if I ask to write a poem based on the "Qin Yuan Chun" lyrics, then ChatGPT 4.0 will be completely confused. ”. In terms of English generation, Robin Li admitted that there are still some gaps between the two.

Robin Li also said that he is not angry at negative comments such as "ChatGPT and Wen Xinyiyan are very different" and hopes that these people's minds can be changed in the next year.

Robin Li’s other views in the interview:

  • The "battle of hundreds of models" is a huge waste of social resources. We should not "roll" large models, but should "roll" applications. Only applications can truly create value directly. The true value of large models is realized when applications used by hundreds of millions of users are made.
  • There will be no such profession as "programmer" in the future, because as long as everyone can speak, everyone can have the ability of a programmer. In the future, there will only be two programming languages ​​left: English and Chinese.

Apple lifts Epic ban

Apple will reinstate the developer account of Epic's Swedish unit, allowing Epic to move forward with plans to develop a third-party app store.

Epic said that Apple has promised them that it will restore its developer accounts, which shows that the European Commission will act quickly to uphold the Digital Markets Act (DMA Act). Epic will continue to promote the launch of the Epic Game Store as planned and bring "Fortnite" back to the European iOS platform.

On March 6, Apple said Epic had "seriously breached its contractual obligations" and banned its developer account. Brussels regulators questioned Apple's decision after Epic complained to the European Commission.

Sony responds to mobile phone business withdrawal from China

Recently, there are rumors that "Sony mobile phones will withdraw from the Chinese mainland market, and Sony's latest Xperia mobile phone may not be released in mainland China."

In response to this rumor, Sony China responded that many of Sony's businesses in China, including the mobile phone business, are operating steadily.

"China is one of Sony's most important overseas markets, and we are full of expectations for our future development in China." Sony China said.

Copilot blocks violent pornographic images prompt words

Engadget reports that Microsoft appears to have blocked several prompt words in its AI image and text generation tool Copilot that would cause Copilot to generate violent, pornographic and other illegal images.

Until earlier this week, users could enter the phrase "children playing with assault rifles." If you enter such a prompt now, you will be informed that doing so violates Copilot's ethical principles and Microsoft's policies.

However, CNBC found that it is still possible for users to use prompt words such as "car accident" to ask Copilot to generate violent images, or to persuade it to create images of Disney and other copyrighted works.

A few days ago, a Microsoft engineer issued a warning to Microsoft, saying that Copilot may generate pornographic or violent content.

New product

M3 MacBook Air SSD reading and storage speed increased by 82%

Max Tech tested the read and write speed of the new MacBook Air equipped with the M3 processor.

According to tests, the writing speed of the M3 MacBook Air can reach 2108 MB/second, which is higher than the 1584 MB/second of the basic M2 MacBook Air. In terms of reading speed, the M2 MacBook Air reaches 1576 MB/s, while the M3 MacBook Air reaches 2880 MB/s.

This shows that the M3 MacBook Air's SSD writing speed has increased by about 33% and the reading speed has increased by about 82%.

Max Tech's teardown confirms that there are two 128 GB storage chips on the base M3 MacBook Air, rather than one 256 GB module. The base M2 MacBook Air uses a 256 GB storage chip, so its SSD read and write speeds are slower than higher-spec models.

Pika launches sound effect generation function

Video generation AI tool Pika announced that they have launched the "Sound Effects" function on Pika.

According to Pika officials, users can now seamlessly generate sounds and integrate them into videos. Users can use prompt words to generate the sounds they want, or let Pika automatically generate it based on the video content.

The sound effects feature is currently in beta and is only available to Super Collaborators and professional users, but Pika says it will be rolled out to all users soon.

X platform may launch a YouTube-like video application

*Fortune* magazine exclusively reports that Platform X is developing a TV app for Amazon and Samsung smart TVs, with plans to launch next week.

Sources pointed out that the app looks "identical" to YouTube's TV app. The app was launched to compete with YouTube and establish X as a video platform.

Nielsen revealed in January that YouTube was the No. 1 streaming service overall in the U.S., with an 8.6% viewing rate on TV screens. Also in January, X declared itself a "video-first platform."

Production capacity of Huawei-BAIC cooperation project is planned to be 300,000 units

A minutes of communication about BAIC Blue Valley was exposed, showing that the first product of "Xiangjie", a collaboration between BAIC Blue Valley and Huawei, will be unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show and will be released in June. The car is positioned as an executive sedan, with an internal price of 300,000 to 500,000 yuan. The follow-up model plans of Xiangjie include but are not limited to leisure-class sedans, SUVs and other products.

The minutes also show that the annual production capacity of BAIC Blue Valley Smart Car is planned to be 300,000 units, and the monthly sales volume of Xiangjie's first product is expected to exceed 10,000 units.

In response to the information in the minutes, BAIC Blue Valley told reporters: "BAIC Blue Valley will release new models in the near future, and the specific information will be subject to the announcement."

iPhone 16 Pro renderings exposed

Following the iPhone 16, renderings of the iPhone 16 Pro have also been exposed.

The overall design of the iPhone 16 Pro is similar to the iPhone 15 Pro. It is reported that the 16 Pro will use the titanium material of the previous generation, and will narrow the borders and R corners to increase the screen-to-body ratio.

As can be seen in the rendering, a camera button has been added below the power button. It is reported that the button has capacitive touch function, and in addition to triggering photo and video capture, it is expected to also enable functions such as adjusting focus and zoom level. Action buttons are also slightly larger in size.

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The right to offline rest has been enacted into law

Before the National Two Sessions, Lu Guoquan, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said that he would propose for the first time to "enact the right to offline rest" to increase the hidden illegal costs of overtime work for enterprises.

On March 10, Lu Guoquan exclusively responded to a reporter from CCTV that the proposal has been put on file. The relevant departments will then communicate with Lu Guoquan about the proposal and give a reply.

Lu Guoquan believes that if employees are "worked" online, they should be given appropriate subsidies. In addition, it is unsustainable for enterprises and workers to obtain necessary survival conditions by overdrafting their health.

LEGO announces "Mario" collaboration set

To celebrate "Mario Day" on March 10, LEGO has announced three new "Super Mario" sets, including Bowser's Express, Shy Ghost King's Haunted Mansion, and a duel with Roy in Princess Peach's Castle. On sale August 1st.

At the same time, the linkage pilot film of LEGO x "Mario Kart" has also been released, and related content will be launched in 2025.

ROA x Ostrya’s first collaboration series announced

Based on ROA's iconic "Katharina" hiking shoes and Ostrya's "Caledonia" hiking pants, the two parties collaborated to launch a capsule series for the first time.

These functional pieces meet the wearer's needs and seamlessly transition from scene to scene. Among them, "Katharina" incorporates the characteristics of modern sports shoes, using nature-inspired color design and specially designed Vibram outsole to increase traction in outdoor and urban landscapes.

Inspired by classic mountaineering and rock climbing silhouettes, the 'Caledonia' hiking pants are reimagined in lightweight cotton canvas and Japanese ripstop fabric and feature articulated knees for easy movement.

The series is currently available on ROA and Ostrya official websites.

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Hayao Miyazaki wins another Oscar

Hayao Miyazaki's 2023 film "How Do You Want to Live" won the 2024 Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. This is his second Oscar win after "Spirited Away" in 2003.

The film also released a Chinese poster today and officially announced that it will enter mainland theaters.

The title "How Do You Want to Live" pays tribute to the novelist Genzaburo Yoshino's 1937 book of the same name, but the film's story is entirely original by Hayao Miyazaki. It tells the story of Makoto, a young man who lost his mother after World War II, who meets a talking blue heron and embarks on an incredible adventure.

Netflix’s “The Three-Body Problem” scores 71% on Rotten Tomatoes

Netflix's adaptation of "The Three-Body Problem" recently premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and the media reputation has been lifted accordingly. Rotten Tomatoes opened with a 71% (21 reviews).

IGN gave Netflix's "The Three-Body Problem" an 8-point rating. Critics saw the film as a great success in reimagining Liu Cixin's magnum opus trilogy for a wider audience, although its sci-fi style and some plot points may turn off some viewers. But chilling performances and a shocking twist make this adaptation of the beloved series even more worth watching.

Some media reviews from Rotten Tomatoes:

  • Inverse: The Three-Body Problem uses brisk, thrilling speed to convey a sense of grandeur and awe. But in the process, it sacrificed what made The Three-Body Problem so unique in the first place: science.
  • Slant: Despite some clunky characterization, the show is an ambitious and inventive piece of science fiction.
  • Empire Magazine: Based on an ambitious novel, as a first season it feels like preparation for something bigger – an impressive, outsized TV series.

"The Three-Body Problem" will be released on Netflix on March 21.

New "Super Mario Bros." animated movie official announcement

Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment have announced a new "Super Mario" animated movie, which is expected to be released in North America on April 3, 2026.

The previous "Super Mario Bros. Movie" was released in 2023 and grossed more than $1.3 billion at the global box office.

It is reported that the new movie will be produced by the directors Aaron Horvath & Michael Jelenic and screenwriter Matthew Fogel of "Super Mario Bros. Movie", and Universal will continue to invest and distribute it.

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