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Meta is making substantial investments in artificial intelligence, aiming to revolutionize its video recommendation system across all platforms. Tom Alison, Facebook’s head, revealed Meta’s ambitious “technology roadmap” until 2026, which includes developing a unified AI model for Reels and longer-form videos. By leveraging Nvidia GPUs, Meta aims to enhance recommendation systems, yielding significant improvements in user engagement, with plans to extend AI integration across various products like Groups and the core Facebook Feed.

Granholm Warns of Chinese Onslaught in U.S. EV Market

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm cautioned against China’s potential dominance in the U.S. electric vehicle market, echoing concerns raised by President Biden. With China surpassing Japan in car exports and rapidly advancing EV technology, Granholm emphasized the need for domestic EV adoption while safeguarding national security. The U.S. aims to bolster its EV supply chains and curb reliance on Chinese components through legislation like the Inflation Reduction Act. Recent Senate actions reflect escalating tensions, including measures targeting Chinese biotech firms over national security apprehensions.

China’s Export Surge Offers Hope Amidst Economic Concerns

China’s January-February export and import growth surpassed expectations, signaling a potential upturn in global trade and providing a glimmer of optimism for policymakers amidst economic challenges. Despite ongoing issues like manufacturing contraction and subdued domestic consumption, the robust export performance, particularly in the electronics sector, may buoy the economy. Analysts remain cautious, citing the need for sustained export momentum and structural reforms to address long-term growth concerns. Market response was modest, with some optimism tempered by lingering economic uncertainties.