With ChatGPT becoming a hot topic around the world, many Chinese tech giants have announced their progress in the field.  |  US | NIO HK | NIO SG

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NIO (NYSE: NIO) is filing for several GPT-related trademarks in China, possibly in preparation for making its virtual voice assistant NOMI smarter.

The Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker filed five GPT-related trademark applications on May 15, and their classifications involve communication services, scientific instruments, construction, and social services.

These trademarks include a NIO GPT, two NOMI GPTs, and two Knowme GPTs.

GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer), essentially solves for the probability of the next word occurring, sampling and generating a word from a probability distribution with each call.

With ChatGPT becoming a hot topic around the world, many Chinese tech giants have announced their progress in this field.

Auto, the car-making arm of Baidu, 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, thereby supporting natural communication for its robocars.

Great Wall Motor-backed Chinese startup Haomo.AI Technology officially launched DriveGPT on April 11, saying it is the first generative large model for autonomous driving that will reshape the technological path to automotive intelligence.

Earlier this month, NIO's local counterpart (NASDAQ: LI) filed a trademark application for MindGPT in China.

In 2017, NIO released the first-generation ES8, and its in-car voice assistant NOMI was announced at the time.

NOMI is derived from the harmonic sound of Know Me in English. If you have seen the science fiction movie "Her", NOMI is the NIO version of "Her".

NOMI is the voice assistant in the car, but NIO seems to expect more from it than that, letting it occupy the most central position in the front of the cockpit.

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