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Foundation model has attracted great interest from both the academia and the industry. By its early definition, the foundation model is a large artificial intelligence model trained on a vast quantity of unlabeled data at scale and can be adapted to a wide range of downstream tasks. Recent realistic applications further encourage using both the labeled and unlabeled data, therefore generalizing the concept of foundation model. This evolution is natural because besides the unlabeled data, many labeled datasets (from public or private resources) are large-scale and can bring substantial benefit to downstream tasks as well. In this workshop, we advocate the generalized foundation model with two considerations: 1) due to the combination of labeled and unlabeled data, it enlarges the potential benefit of large-scale pretraining, and 2) it is more flexible and efficient for downstream task adaptation. For example, a recent foundation model UFO trained with labeled datasets can be trimmed into a specific model for the already-seen sub-task without any adaptation cost.