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Google plans to launch Gemini to catch up with OpenAI

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Nature published: LK-99 is not a room temperature superconductor

OpenAI Announces First Public Acquisition Since Founding

Bilibili’s revenue in the second quarter was 5.3 billion yuan, and its average daily active users reached 96.5 million

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Kuaishou rank system adjustment, rank sequence changed from dual track to single track

Evergrande responds to executives' annual salary exceeding 10 million yuan

The iPhone 15 series may support 35W wired fast charging

Analysts predict that the iPhone 15 series will cut production

Alipay Announces New International Version

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Tencent Cloud Intelligence launched a new copywriting tool

Gentle Monster x Overwatch 2 launches D.Va "headphone glasses"

Uniqlo and Clare Waight Keller launch a joint collection

NAMESAKE releases Kobe Bryant-themed commemorative T-shirts

Tony Leung and Andy Lau's "Goldfinger" is scheduled for December 30

The movie "The History of Love" reveals the trailer of "Curse of True Love"

"One Piece" live-action series character poster released

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Google plans to launch Gemini to catch up with OpenAI

In order to catch up with OpenAI and other competitors, Google CEO Sundar Pichai merged two large artificial intelligence teams with different cultures and codes-"Google Brain" and "DeepMind" in April this year.

The newly merged "AI SWAT" team plans to release a set of large-scale machine learning models "Gemini" this fall. According to developers, Gemini is expected to enable Google to make products that competitors cannot make.

"There seems to be finally a model that can match GPT-4," said James Cham, an investor in AI startups at Bloomberg Beta, the venture arm of Bloomberg.

Gemini developers said that Gemini can not only conduct text conversations like GPT-4, but also combines the capabilities of Midjourney and Stable Diffusion to generate images. Gemini's graphics capabilities have never been reported before.

In addition, it can provide analysis charts, create graphs with text descriptions, and control software using text or voice commands.

Google is betting heavily on Gemini, which will power the Bard chatbot and drive enterprise apps like Google Docs and Slides.

Google also wants to charge developers to access Gemini through its cloud server rental service.

According to The Information, Google trained Gemini on a large number of YouTube videos. Gemini can also integrate audio and video into the model itself, resulting in a multimodal capability that many researchers believe is the next frontier in AI.

Using YouTube content can also help Google develop more advanced text-to-video software, which can automatically generate detailed videos based on the content descriptions users want to watch.

This is similar to technology being developed by Google-backed startup RunwayML, and Hollywood and content creators are closely watching the development of such software.

The merger of Google Brain and DeepMind came as a surprise to some of the engineers involved in Gemini. The combined team is led by DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis.

Two DeepMind executives, Oriol Vinyals and Koray Kavukcuoglu, led the development of Gemini along with former Google Brain head Jeff Dean, people familiar with the matter said. They will oversee the hundreds of employees involved in Gemini's development.

After the organization was merged, in addition to staffing issues, the Gemini team also faced huge challenges during the development process, such as determining what data could be used to train the model.

Still, Aydin Senkut, a former Google executive and founder of venture capital firm Felicis Ventures, said Gemini's launch shows Google's determination to be cutting edge again, rather than being ultra-conservative. "It's the right direction and finally, they have fire," he said.

Nature published: LK-99 is not a room temperature superconductor

Dan Garisto, a science writer who once worked at Fermilab, published "LK-99 is not a room temperature superconductor – how scientific detectives can solve this mystery" in Nature.

The scientific detectives found evidence that LK-99 was not a superconductor—the cause of the sharp drop in the resistivity of the sample and the partial levitation of the magnet was due to impurities in the material, especially cuprous sulfide. This conclusion completely broke the hope of LK-99 as "the first room temperature and pressure superconductor in history".

"I think that's the end of the story, let's call it a day," says Inna Vishik, a condensed-matter experimentalist at the University of California, Davis.

The LK-99 saga began in late July when a team led by Sukbae Lee and Ji-Hoon Kim of the Seoul startup Quantum Energy Research Center published two preprint papers on arXiv. It is claimed that LK-99 can achieve superconductivity below 127ºC (400K) in normal atmospheric environment.

All previously identified superconductors function only at extreme temperatures and pressures.

The two papers quickly attracted the attention of researchers and amateurs, some of whom attempted to reproduce LK-99. After dozens of repeated experiments, many experts have stated that the evidence proves that LK-99 is not a room temperature superconductor.

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OpenAI Announces First Public Acquisition Since Founding

OpenAI announced the acquisition of the start-up Global Illumination. The entire team of the company has joined OpenAI to develop core products including ChatGPT.

This is OpenAI's first public acquisition in seven years, and terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OpenAI said in the announcement that Global Illumination is a company that has been using AI to build creative tools, infrastructure and digital experiences.

The Global Illumination team has previously designed and built products at the early stages of Instagram and Facebook, and has also made significant contributions to YouTube, Google, Pixar, Riot Games, and other well-known companies.

Bilibili’s revenue in the second quarter was 5.3 billion yuan, and its average daily active users reached 96.5 million

Station B announced its financial report for the second quarter of 2023. In the quarter, the total revenue of station B reached 5.3 billion yuan, an increase of 8% year-on-year.

Among them, value-added service revenue was 2.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 9%; advertising revenue was 1.6 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 36%; mobile game revenue was 890 million yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 15%; IP derivatives and other business revenue was 540 million yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 10% %.

In the second quarter, the gross profit of station B increased by 66% year-on-year, the gross profit margin continued to increase for four consecutive quarters, and the adjusted net loss narrowed significantly by 51% year-on-year.

In the second quarter, the average daily active users of Station B reached 96.5 million, a year-on-year increase of 15%, and the average monthly active users reached 324 million. The average daily usage time of users was 94 minutes, a record high in the same period, driving the total usage time to increase by 22% year-on-year.

Kuaishou rank system adjustment, rank sequence changed from dual track to single track

According to Tech Planet, Kuaishou announced the adjustment of the rank system that has been implemented for more than 4 years on August 17, and formally notified the company internally by email to all employees.

Compared with the old and new rank systems of Kuaishou, the biggest change is that the rank sequence has changed from a dual-track system to a single-track system.

Previously, Kuaishou's rank system was divided into a professional "K" sequence and a management "M" sequence. After the new rank system becomes a single sequence, it is named after the English letter "E" (Excellence).

Kuaishou has also adjusted the number of total positions. According to the new rank system, the number of ranks has changed to E6-E15, a total of 10 ranks, which have been changed to consecutive numbers, and subdivisions are no longer set.

In terms of the promotion time window design, Kuaishou has clearly tilted the "threshold" for employees who are promoted to E10 and below, continues to maintain the promotion window twice a year, and breaks the previous "step-by-step" promotion mechanism to increase the certainty and security of the promotion of outstanding employees. acceleration.

For employees who are promoted to E11 and above, the promotion time window is adjusted to once a year, with a clearer long-term orientation, and more emphasis on long-term ability accumulation and military achievements.

Evergrande responds to executives' annual salary exceeding 10 million yuan

According to the Securities Times, it has recently been reported on the Internet that the annual salary of most of Evergrande's executives exceeds 10 million yuan. Evergrande responded that it was a misreading.

Taking the salary of Xia Haijun, the former president of Evergrande Group, as an example, the annual report shows that his salary in 2022 is 21.23 million yuan, including salary of 7,000 yuan, director's fee of 134,000 yuan and option income of 21.08 million yuan (unrealizable).

Evergrande responded that according to Hong Kong financial and accounting rules, even if the option cannot be cashed out, it needs to be apportioned into the salary according to the appraised value when the option is issued, so the salary shown in the annual report is not the real income of the executives.

According to reports, since the thunderstorm in the second half of 2021, Evergrande has started the work of streamlining the organization, optimizing personnel and reducing salary significantly. The monthly salary of the president and executive vice president has been reduced to 10,000 yuan.

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The iPhone 15 series may support 35W wired fast charging

The iPhone 15 is about to be released, and one of the biggest changes is expected to be the replacement of the Lightning port for USB-C. According to people familiar with the matter, the iPhone 15 series will support charging up to 35W.

According to 9to5Mac, industry sources say that at least some of the new iPhone 15 models will charge at up to 35W, which will allow for faster charging of the new phones.

It's unclear whether 35W charging will be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro models, or if it will apply to the entire iPhone 15 lineup. Earlier reports suggested that some new iPhones may support Thunderbolt through the USB-C port.

Analysts predict that the iPhone 15 series will cut production

Apple is expected to release the iPhone 15 series next month, and Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu said that Apple is already cutting production of new phones.

Jeff Pu mentioned in a report that Apple expects to produce 77 million iPhone 15 units by the end of this year, compared to the previous expected shipment of about 83 million units.

According to the report, there are two main reasons behind this prediction:

First, supply issues still affect iPhone 15 mass production, especially Sony's camera sensors, new titanium frames for Pro models, and new displays with narrower bezels could delay iPhone 15 production.

Apple, on the other hand, adjusted its sales forecast due to "demand concerns." It follows news that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will be more expensive than their predecessors, which could lead to a drop in demand.

Alipay Announces New International Version

The Hangzhou Asian Games is about to enter a one-month countdown. Yesterday, Alipay announced at the 2023 Partner Conference that Alipay will launch a new international version.

Further optimize the whole payment process experience for overseas tourists, and gradually add more service functions in domestic cities. And Chinese merchants can better receive tourists from all over the world and increase their chances of acquiring customers.

Overseas users download and register Alipay to enter the international version, and can bind bank cards of mainstream international card groups, such as Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, etc., to obtain the same convenient payment experience as users in mainland China.

In addition, foreign tourists can use Alipay’s new international version to purchase in offline stores, and can also use it in China by bus, subway, taxi, bicycle, hotel booking, air ticket booking, train ticket booking, and scenic spot ticket booking.

At the same time, the international version of Alipay also provides tools such as translation and currency conversion, and supports customer service in English and other languages.

Tencent Cloud Intelligence launched a new copywriting tool

Tencent Cloud Intelligence officially launched the "copywriting creation" product, which is developed based on Tencent's large-scale model capabilities, and is designed for various customers such as advertising platforms, UGC platforms, and SaaS service companies, aiming to provide commercial copywriting tools.

Shi Ming, director of Tencent Cloud Intelligent Product Center, said when talking about this innovative product:

Through this intelligent copy generation capability, we can help enterprises quickly respond to market demand, quickly create multi-angle creative copy, and achieve lower costs and higher efficiency.

In addition, our products also support open API access, which can be quickly connected and integrated with customers' existing marketing systems.

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Gentle Monster x Overwatch 2 launches D.Va "headphone glasses"

Recently, Gentle Monster teamed up with Overwatch 2, an e-sports game developed by Blizzard, to launch cooperative glasses.

The design is inspired by the character D.Va in the game. On the basis of the white sunglasses, D.Va’s iconic earphone design is added, and a silver sitting D.Va is injected into the left side of the glasses. The visual effect is very strong. A total of Available in purple and blue.

The way to obtain the glasses is also quite special. Players are required to post original content in the official "Filter Challenge" on social platforms and tag the corresponding Hashtag. The most creative person will get the official glasses and game skin.

Uniqlo and Clare Waight Keller launch a joint collection

For the first time, UNIQLO teamed up with high-definition designer Clare Waight Keller to launch a new UNIQLO : C collaboration series, opening a new chapter of UNIQLO women's clothing.

British designer Clare Waight Keller ingeniously integrates streamlined design, elegant colors and modern silhouettes with Uniqlo LifeWear's high-quality items, giving new classic clothing and enhancing daily taste.

UNIQLO: The "C" in the C series logo represents multiple meanings: Curiosity, Conversation, City, Clarity, Connection, Creativity, and designer Clare.

NAMESAKE releases Kobe Bryant-themed commemorative T-shirts

Recently, NAMESAKE officially released a new set of T-shirt series, and its core theme is also the basketball belief in the hearts of countless people, the late legendary star Kobe Bryant.

The Kobe-themed T-shirt this time is still the familiar wide silhouette, decorated with the street style words that the brand is good at;

The most important thing is the silhouette of the classic moments of the Kobe game field drawn with lines: jump shots, dunks, championship cups…

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Tony Leung and Andy Lau's "Goldfinger" is scheduled for December 30

The movie "Goldfinger", written and directed by Zhuang Wenqiang, supervised by Huang Bin, and starring Tony Leung, Andy Lau, and Charlene Choi, announced its official release on December 30.

A duel between the two heroes spanning fifteen years unveiled the black veil of Hong Kong's golden age…

In just a few years, Jiawen Group, a listed company, has gone from being unknown to flourishing, and then to being liquidated, and its market value has evaporated by more than 10 billion. The boss behind the scenes, Cheng Yiyan, has also changed from a highly anticipated stockholder idol to a street mouse that everyone shouts and beats.

Senior investigation director Liu Qiyuan spent 15 years persevering in evidence collection and cross-border investigations, consuming more than 200 million in legal fees, and found that there are cases in the case and cases in the case, involving several lives and affecting the entire upper class of Hong Kong.

Who is behind the scenes? Who can escape? Who will be out?

The movie "The History of Love" reveals the trailer of "Curse of True Love"

The fantasy romantic love fairy tale movie "The History of Three Noble Loves" has released the "True Love Curse" version trailer and the "True Love Gambling Game" version poster. The film will be released nationwide on September 9.

The man Wang Sangui (played by Hu Xianxu) fell into a deep sleep immediately when he kissed him. He was called a "monster". In order to break the curse, Sangui embarked on a romantic and fantasy journey to find true love.

"One Piece" live-action series character poster released

The Netflix live-action series of the well-known Japanese manga "One Piece" has released character posters. Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji have formed a team, which will be launched on the 31st of this month.​​​​

Inaki Godoy as Luffy, Makensuke Arita as Zoro, Emily Ladd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp and Taz Skyla as Sanji.

Adapted from the original work of Eiichiro Oda, it tells the story of the young Luffy embarking on an adventure and aspiring to become the "One Piece". Netflix collaborated with Tomorrow Studio to create.

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