Haomo DriveGPT has now completed model building and validation of the first phase of data, with parameters comparable in scale to GPT-2.

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Great Wall Motor-backed Chinese startup Haomo.AI Technology has unveiled a new AI foundation model as the AI frenzy sparked by ChatGPT continues around the world.

Haomo officially upgraded its foundation model for cognition to "DriveGPT," the first of its kind in the global self-driving cognition space, the Beijing-based company said today, adding that it will announce significant progress at the 8th Haomo AI Day in April.

Haomo DriveGPT has now completed model building and validation of the first phase of data with parameters comparable in size to GPT-2, the company said today in a WeChat post.

DriveGPT will next continue to bring in large-scale real data to continuously improve the measurement, it said.

Haomo will also use DriveGPT as a cloud-based measurement model to evaluate the driving effectiveness of small models on the vehicle side, the company said.

As ChatGPT has become a hot topic, its Transformer foundation model and Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF) technology have renewed industry interest.

Haomo was one of the first to introduce the Transformer foundation model into the data intelligence system MANA in China in the area of autonomous driving, it said.

At the last Haomo AI Day in January, Haomo CEO Gu Weihao said that the company's self-supervised cognitive foundation model borrowed the idea of ChatGPT implementation and adopted RLHF technology.

By introducing real takeover data, the model provides continuous optimization of self-driving cognitive decision models, Gu said at the time.

Haomo is the former autonomous driving division of Great Wall Motor and became an independent company in November 2019.

The company unveiled MANA OASIS, China's largest autonomous driving computing center to date, with a total computing power of 670 PFLOPS, at its seventh AI Day event on January 5.

MANA OASIS can complete foundation model training with trillions of parameters at 100 times more training efficiency, the company said at the time.

Gu mentioned that the autonomous driving 1.0 era was hardware-driven, 2.0 era was software-driven and 3.0 era will be data-driven.

"With abundant data and computing power enabled by MANA OASIS, Haomo's product capability will be even stronger, steering the company into the era of autonomous driving 3.0," Gu said at the last AI Day event.

In addition to Haomo, another Chinese company that is bringing AI capabilities to the autonomous driving scene is , the car-building arm of Baidu.

Jidu announced on February 14 that it will leverage Baidu's ChatGPT-like product, ERNIE Bot, to create a large-model AI interaction experience for smart car scenarios that will support natural communication for robot cars.

Haomo builds China's largest self-driving computing center, taking arms race to new level