The start-up Anthropic, in which Google has invested nearly $400 million, is launching Claude, its chatbot powered by artificial intelligence. The company says it’s easier to chat with and “less likely to produce harmful results.”
Last February, we learned that Google would have invested nearly 400 million dollars in Anthropic, a start-up specializing in artificial intelligence. On March 14, she launched Claude, a chatbot similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. The opportunity to respond to the announcement on the same day of GPT-4, a major update to the OpenAI language model. Also, Google announced automatic text generation functions by AI for Gmail and Google Docs, but also Bard, its own language model.
Anthropic arrives with Claude on the market
As indicated announcement article de Claude, Anthropic has been working for several months with other major digital companies, such as Notion, Quora and DuckDuckGo. All have also presented artificial intelligence functions in recent months. Anthropic says it is ready today to make Claude available. This chatbot is defined as “a next-generation AI assistant based on Anthropic’s research into training useful, honest, and harmless AI systems. »
After working for the past few moths with key partners like @NotionHQ, @Quoraand @DuckDuckGowe’ve been able to carefully test out our systems in the wild. We are now opening up access to Claude, our AI assistant, to power businesses at scale. pic.twitter.com/m0QFE74LJD
— Anthropic (@AnthropicAI) March 14, 2023
Anthropic offers companies two offers: Claude and Claude Instant. The first is the most efficient model, while the second is a “lighter, cheaper and much faster option.» The start-up has set up a waiting list to be able to test this new chatbot and foresees that Claude becomes Monet (do you have it?) via an API in particular.
What can this umpteenth chatbot be used for?
Unlike many other chatbots, such as the new Bing, the conversational agent of the search engine You or My AI from Snapchat, Claude is not based on GPT-3.5 or GPT-4. Among the uses imagined by Anthropic, there is “summarizing, research, creative and collaborative writing, Q&A, coding, and more“. In addition, the interface resembles on several points that of ChatGPT: we have a text field, a field of answers, the management of several conversations on the left of the screen and we can react to the answers with a thumbs up or down.
Anthropic also details the uses of Claude in particular services. This is the case of Quora with Poe, its online chat application. AI is also integrated into Notion in productivity features. For Notion’s co-founder and COO, “Claude’s creative writing and synthesis skills have contributed to the development of our connected assistant, Notion AI.The latter now makes it possible to summarize notes, improve writing style, translate, lengthen a text, etc.
For its part, DuckDuckGo uses Claude to offer text summaries when you ask a question in the search bar. Last example, that of Robin AI: it is a legal infrastructure company. Anthropic says it uses Claude to redesign legal contracts: AI can “write, summarize, translate and explain complex concepts in simple terms. Since deploying Claude in our product, we are seeing more user engagementsays Richard Robinson, CEO of the company.
A chatbot that wants to stand out from ChatGPT and others
The competitive advantage put forward by Anthropic for its model is the fact that Claude would be “much less likely to produce harmful results, easier to converse with, and easier to direct, allowing you to get the desired result with less effort“, according to the first feedback from the company’s customers. The statement adds that “Claude can also take direction on personality, tone and demeanor. »
Future updates are planned in the coming weeks and Anthropic wants to provide an update on the reliability of its language model. The start-up relies on the fact that it wants to make Claude ever more honest, harmless and secure over deployments.
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