Editor on duty: Yuan Yuhan
1. China AI computing development evaluation report released! Who are the top ten computing cities?
Recently, IDC and Inspur jointly released the 2020-2021 China artificial intelligence computing power development evaluation report (hereinafter referred to as the report). The report points out that the scale of China’s AI infrastructure market has reached US $3.93 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach US $17.22 billion by 2024.
The report also announced the ranking of AI cities in China in 2020. The top five cities are Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Chongqing. Among them, Shenzhen surpassed Hangzhou in the second place for the first time, and Chongqing also successfully entered the first echelon. Guangzhou, Hefei, Suzhou, Xi’an and Nanjing ranked sixth to tenth.
The top ten cities on the list have made great progress in intelligent industry and intelligent applications. For example, during the epidemic, the market potential of telemedicine, intelligent communication and AI robots has been greatly improved, various applications have been quickly implemented, and AI penetration in all walks of life has achieved remarkable results.
Driven by various factors such as policy support and industrial advantages, many cities have introduced AI manufacturing related industries and gradually transition to production automation and intelligence.
China’s AI achievements are constantly being put into practice. In the future, more artificial intelligence demonstration cities will appear to continuously accelerate the development of China’s AI industry. (source: segmentfault)
——In recent years, the state has continuously increased its investment in AI and supported it through a series of policies. AI is becoming an important strategic starting point for China to win the initiative in global science and technology competition and an important strategic resource to promote science and technology development and industrial optimization and upgrading.
2. Station B responded to “Combating pornography and illegal publications”
On December 21st, according to the “WeChat” official account of “pornography and non beating”, since 2020, the national “anti pornography and anti terrorist” office has received more than five hundred clues from the public to report the B station. According to the transfer clues, the relevant departments of Shanghai have punished the administrative case filing of station B for 6 times and interviewed more than 10 times.
In response to this incident, station B publicly responded that on December 3, after being interviewed by the government authorities and the regulatory authorities, station B accepted the criticism and guidance of the regulatory authorities for the first time, actively cooperated, and organized special manpower to investigate and deal with relevant documents during the two-week rectification period. Since then, we will continue to strengthen the content audit capability and optimize the content management mechanism. (source: Sina Technology)
——Under this microblog hot search, many netizens commented: when to rectify the microblog?
3. No new regulations on community group purchase
Low price dumping? Bid up prices? Big data “cooked”? The new regulations on community group purchase have been issued! On the 22nd, the State Administration of market supervision and the Ministry of Commerce held an administrative guidance meeting to standardize the order of community group buying, which was attended by 6 Internet platform enterprises including Ali, Tencent, JD, meituan, pinduoduo and didi. In order to strictly regulate the business behavior of community group buying, the meeting required Internet platform enterprises to strictly abide by the “nine prohibitions”:
- First, it is not allowed to abuse the independent pricing power by means of low price dumping, price collusion, bid up prices, price fraud and so on.
- Second, it is not allowed to illegally reach or implement monopoly agreements in any form, such as fixing prices, limiting the quantity of commodity production or sales, and dividing the market.
- Third, it is not allowed to abuse its dominant market position without justifiable reasons, such as predatory pricing, refusal to trade, tying and so on.
- Fourth, it is not allowed to illegally implement business concentration and eliminate or restrict competition.
- Fifth, unfair competition such as commercial confusion, false publicity and commercial slander shall not be carried out to endanger the market environment of fair competition.
- Sixth, it is not allowed to use the data advantage to “kill ripe” and damage the legitimate rights and interests of consumers.
- Seventh, it is not allowed to use technical means to damage the competitive order and hinder the normal operation of other market subjects.
- Eighth, it is not allowed to illegally collect and use consumers’ personal information to bring potential safety hazards to consumers.
- Ninth, it is not allowed to sell fake and shoddy goods, endangering the safe and assured consumption environment. (source: Xinhuanet)
——The measures are very good. Supervision and implementation are the difficulty of the next step. After all, “low price” and “tie-in” are not well defined.
4. Quantum Simulator “Taizhang 2.0” is open source and supports the development of quantum software and hardware in the industry
On December 23, Alibaba released Alibaba cloud quantum development platform, open source self-developed quantum computing Simulator “Taizhang 2.0” and a series of quantum application cases. Developers can use the open source platform to design quantum hardware, test quantum algorithms, and explore their applications in the fields of materials, molecular discovery, optimization problems and machine learning.
It is reported that in May this year, the quantum Laboratory of Ali Dharma academy simulated the quantum circuit claimed by “Google quantum hegemony” in 2019 with “Taizhang 2.0”, and compressed the task of classical computing that took more than 10000 years to complete within 20 days. Industry insiders estimate that the algorithm is expected to compress the simulation time to less than 2 days through further optimization of hardware resources, especially improving the use efficiency of GPU.
“The realization of quantum computing is extremely challenging. Academia and industry need to gather strength, overcome bottlenecks and accelerate innovation.” Shi Yaoyun, director of the quantum Laboratory of Dharma academy, explained, “open research is conducive to accelerating the advent of the quantum era and the best strategy for us to provide quantum computing services to customers and society as soon as possible.”
According to him, the quantum Laboratory of Dharma Institute will have more open source achievements and free output to open research collaborators in the future. (source: Nandu Kechuang)
——Quantum computers can complete 10000 year tasks in 20 days. Ali’s simulator is an analog quantum computer. Developers are not enthusiastic about the simulator.
5. Apple notifies qualified developers: app store Commission reduced to 15%
It is reported that Apple has begun to notify qualified developers that they have been accepted by the app store small business program, and their app store commission can be halved to 15%.
Apple announced in the middle of last month that it would launch the “app store small business plan”, which aims to accelerate innovation and help small businesses and independent developers use breakthrough applications (APPs) on the app store to promote their business.
Apple said at that time that the new “app store small business plan” would benefit the vast majority of developers selling digital products and services on the app store and provide them with lower commissions. If the developer’s income in the previous year does not exceed $1 million, he is eligible for a 15% commission, compared with the current 30%.
The plan will be officially launched on January 1, 2021. It is estimated that about 98% of application developers are eligible to participate in the program, but they must apply before December 18.
Today, developers who apply on time and qualify have received a notice from apple that they have been accepted by the “app store small business program”. Some developers also shared their notifications on twitter.
Meanwhile, Apple also stressed in the notice: “if you initiate application transfer after December 31, 2020, or accept application transfer initiated after December 31, 2020, you will no longer be eligible to participate in the program.” (source: IT industry)
Apple make complaints about 30% of Apple App Stores and other policies.
6. Rocky Linux will replace CentOS 8 for enterprise testing early next year
Earlier this month, red hat announced that it would no longer maintain CentOS Linux and focus on CentOS stream. The news of terminating CentOS Linux caused strong dissatisfaction among many users. Gregory M. kurtzer, the creator of CentOS Linux, immediately created a new project called rocky Linux.
When rocky Linux was just launched and no code was submitted, the number of stars had broken 2000. Gregory M. kurtzer wrote in the new project: “Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system. Since CentOS has changed direction, the operating system is designed to be 100% compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.”
According to the latest update of the project, the first version of rocky Linux should be released after March 2021 and can be used for enterprise testing early next year.
Jordan pisaniello, rocky Linux community manager, said: “the core team is working to build the infrastructure to support legal entities and the engineering work required to deliver and support the initial version.”
He also stressed, “our goal is to release our first rocky Linux version in the second quarter of 2021.”
The rocky Linux team chose Amazon Web services (AWS) as the main building platform for rocky Linux development. They said that AWS was chosen mainly to protect the integrity of rocky linux software supply chain.
Jordan Pisaniello points out that the operating system will be provided in the standard business area and Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud and Chinese mainland. (source: segmentfault)
——The rocky Linux team said they would soon provide a timetable for delivering build systems and infrastructure, automated package build infrastructure, when to conduct package repository testing, and preparation for installer testing. They are also providing a timetable for community testing and determining when to release candidate versions.
7. Cyberpunk 2077 was sued by investors because the publisher did not fully disclose the bug
Cyberpunk 2077, as a popular phenomenal game this year, has been accompanied by huge waves from announcement to ticket skipping to listing. This game has been rated as one of the top 10 games this year. However, it has been controversial since its listing. It is true that this game is excellent in production, but it is not flattering in terms of device support.
On the previous generation of game consoles, the bug of this game is unimaginable, and even doubt whether the developers have tested it. As a result, many purchased players cannot have a normal experience on game consoles such as PS4 and Xbox, and even players cannot return them normally. Despite the cdpr’s response, it still cannot avoid a significant decline in its share price.
Not only are players complaining about the game, but even investors can’t watch it. On Thursday, an investor named Andrew filed a lawsuit in the federal court of Los Angeles and called on all investors who bought the company’s shares to sue together. The reason is that cdpr failed to disclose the major mistakes of cyberpunk 2077 in time, resulting in damage to the rights and interests of investors.
The share price of cyberpunk 2077 plummeted by 25% within three days after its release. Although the game has a good reputation, it is limited to players who can experience it normally. At present, Sony has taken the game off the shelves in the PS official mall, and is forced to provide a refund service. (source: zhibadou)
——Maybe people expect too much of cyberpunk 2077