Kakao reiterated Thursday that it will unveil an upgraded version of its hyperscale artificial intelligence (AI) model by the end of this year without further delay. Hyperscale AI, which is best known due to OpenAI's ChatGPT, refers to AI that thinks, learns and judges by learning large amounts of data on its own.
"We will not postpone the launch of KoGPT 2.0," Kakao CEO Hong Eun-taek said during a conference call on second-quarter earnings. "Unless there is an uncontrollable situation, we will release it after October."
KoGPT 2.0 is a large language model (LLM) which is being developed by Kakao Brain, a Kakao subsidiary specializing in AI technologies. Kakao had initially planned to release the upgraded AI model specializing in the Korean language during the first half of this year, but it announced in May that it would delay the launch to the second half.
Kakao Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Bae Jae-hyun said the company's AI technologies will create a synergy effect through their integration with intellectual property owned by SM Entertainment. The IT firm acquired the entertainment agency in March.
"Kakao Brain's AI foundation model can be applied to SM's virtual humans," he said.
Source: Korea Times