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CCTV Weekly Script 01/03/24

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Taylor Swift Boosts Economy in Singapore #

Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform at the Singapore National Stadium, with over 300,000 tickets already sold. The concert is expected to have a positive impact on various industries in Singapore, including aviation and hospitality. Taylor-themed activities have been introduced by local businesses, such as free friendship bracelet DIY and discount vouchers at certain branches of Haidilao and Changi Airport respectively. It is estimated that Taylor’s concert will bring in significant tourism revenue for Singapore. Some Southeast Asian countries have expressed dissatisfaction with Singapore’s exclusive hosting of the concert.

Inaccuracies in Google’s Gemini Model #

Inaccuracies in images generated by Google’s large model, Gemini, have raised concerns and led to discussions about the company’s internal culture. Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed the issue in a memo, acknowledging the errors made by the model and the need for urgent action. The company is making structural changes and improving the product release process. Google’s approach to AI competition has always prioritized accuracy over being the first, but some argue that the company needs to rebuild trust with the public and investors.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump faces challenges as an Illinois state judge barred him from participating in the state’s presidential primary due to his role in the U.S. Capitol riot. This is the third state to bar him from the primary. Trump’s campaign team plans to appeal and claims the ruling is unconstitutional. Meanwhile, Trump’s financial situation is deteriorating, with reports that his campaign team exceeded its fundraising amount in January and mounting legal defense costs. A New York appellate judge rejected Trump’s request to halt the collection of a civil fraud penalty, potentially forcing him to sell some of his properties.