1. Anthropic launches the latest version of its chatbot Claude 2.1

As the “internal fight” at OpenAI has not completely subsided, its competitor, Google-backed AI startup Anthropic, has launched the latest version of its chatbot Claude 2.1. Anthropic is a company founded by former OpenAI engineer Dario Amodei, and its chatbot product Claude is competing fiercely with OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

Comment: Claude 2.1 may attract more users and developers, enhance Anthropic’s brand influence and revenue sources.

2. Google says it is adding Bard to YouTube extensions

Google says it is adding Bard to YouTube extensions, allowing users to quickly get video content interpretations. Previously, users could almost only use Bard to search for specific videos on YouTube, but now Bard’s functionality has obviously been greatly upgraded. According to netizens’ tests, after providing Bard with a coffee-making video, Bard immediately summarized the production process, accurately listed the ingredients and quantities of all the ingredients, and the steps it provided were exactly the same as the video.

Comment: Bard’s upgrade reflects Google’s investment and application of AI technology, as well as the optimization and improvement of the YouTube platform. Bard may improve YouTube’s user experience and stickiness, increase user interaction and sharing, and promote YouTube’s content ecology and advertising business.

3. Adobe acquires AI video company Rephrase.ai

Adobe recently acquired generative AI startup Rephrase.ai, which is dedicated to transforming text into virtual image videos using AI technology. According to media reports, Adobe senior vice president and general manager Ashley Still wrote in an internal memo: “The Rephrase.ai team’s expertise in generative AI audio and video technology and text-to-video generation tools will expand our generative video capabilities.” She also mentioned that the deal will enable Adobe to “provide more value to our customers faster - all in our industry-leading creative applications.”

Comment: Rephrase.ai’s team can bring more generative AI audio and video technology expertise and experience to Adobe, expanding Adobe’s generative video capabilities and product line. This acquisition may enhance Adobe’s market competitiveness and creative leadership, and attract more video creators and consumers.

4. The original design and engineering of the first-generation Tesla Roadster are fully open-sourced

On November 23, Musk announced on X that he would open source all the files of the first-generation Roadster, from design to engineering, everything: “No matter what resources we have, now you have them too.” Currently, from Tesla’s official website, you can see four types of files related to Roadster, namely service information, user manuals, toolbox articles and R&D files. The first-generation Roadster is Tesla’s pioneering work, with a zero-to-hundred acceleration of only 3.7 seconds to 3.9 seconds, a top speed of up to 201 kilometers per hour, and a full-electric range of 393 kilometers.

Comment: Musk’s open sourcing of the first-generation Roadster files may inspire more innovation and collaboration, promote the development and popularization of electric vehicle technology, and may also bring more reputation and loyal fans to Tesla.

5. Microsoft Copilot Web AI will officially go live on December 1, supporting simplified Chinese

According to Microsoft’s global news, Microsoft Copilot’s Web AI chat function with commercial data protection capabilities will officially go live on December 1 this year, with more than 160 regions available in the early stage. 

Comment: This is a strategic move by Microsoft to gain an advantage in the artificial intelligence market and attract more users to use its cloud platform. However, the launch of this service also faces some challenges, such as data privacy, ethical issues and regional restrictions.

6. New carbon material sets energy storage record

Under the guidance of machine learning, researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the United States recently designed a record-breaking carbon-based supercapacitor material that stores four times the energy of the current best commercial material. Supercapacitors made from this new material can store more energy, thereby improving regenerative braking systems, power electronics devices and auxiliary power supplies. The related paper was published in the latest issue of Nature Communications.

Comment: The new carbon material is a major breakthrough in energy storage technology, which can improve the performance and efficiency of various devices and applications that rely on fast charging and discharging. This research may benefit the renewable energy industry, electric vehicle industry and power electronics industry.

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Editor: Alexander