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San-Francisco-based AI safety and research lab Anthropic has introduced a waitlist for early access to its AI assistant ‘Claude’, following Google’s recent investment in the company.
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The investment—worth $300 million—gives Google a 10% stake in the company and can value Anthropic at approximately $5 billion. The collaboration between the two companies has been hinted at, as Anthropic announced in January that it had chosen Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider.
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Founded by former OpenAI sibling duo in 2021, Anthropic raised $580 million in Series B funding round led by Sam Bankman-Fried, former chief executive at FTX—and now a suspected fraudster—among others.
‘Claude’ is a large language model assistant which is claimed to give tough competition to OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
The company is focused on understanding and developing safe AI systems, utilising a unique approach known as “constitutional AI”.
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With a goal of responsibly scaling AI technology, Anthropic is making progress in reverse engineering the behaviour of small language models and understanding the logic behind the pattern-matching behaviour in larger language models.