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g-f(2)2040 Anthropic's AI Ascent: How Claude 3 Opus is Reshaping the Chatbot Landscape


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The article "A.I. Start-Up Anthropic Challenges OpenAI and Google With New Chatbotdiscusses AI startup Anthropic's launch of Claude 3 Opus, a powerful new chatbot that outperforms rivals like Google and OpenAI on benchmarks despite the AI industry facing chip shortages and legal controversies.

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"Amidst distractions and limitations plaguing the AI sector, Anthropic's latest chatbot demonstrates the technology's relentless march forward in analytical and generative capabilities." — Fernando Machuca and Claude

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Founded by former OpenAI pioneers, Anthropic claims Claude 3 Opus surpasses GPT-4 and Google's Gemini in math, coding, knowledge, and more while avoiding sensitive content generation that has ensnared competitors.

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  1. Anthropic CEO Dario Amodei touts Claude 3 Opus as especially adept at scientific data analysis and code generation.
  2. The startup originated from researchers who helped create the foundational tech behind OpenAI's breakout ChatGPT. 
  3. Leading chatbots can answer queries, write essays, create programs, and more but risk spreading misinformation.
  4. OpenAI's GPT-4 update and Google's Gemini previously represented the pinnacles of publicly available generative AI.
  5. Lack of computer chips needed for AI training and lawsuits over training data scraping have distracted top firms. 
  6. The New York Times itself has sued Microsoft and OpenAI alleging copyright infringement in training datasets.
  7. Despite setbacks, AI continues advancing at a blistering pace with Anthropic's entrant as the latest example.  
  8. Claude 3 Opus is available for a $20 monthly consumer subscription while a less powerful free version has also been launched.
  9. Anthropic lets businesses build on both Claude versions which can parse images text but not generate visuals.  
  10. Google recently halted Gemini's ability to create human faces after it produced troubling depictions.


While hurdles around infrastructure, legality, and responsible deployment mount, Anthropic's Claude 3 Opus showcases the AI arms race's unrelenting progress as key players jockey to set new standards in intelligent system performance.


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Cade MetzA.I. Start-Up Anthropic Challenges OpenAI and Google With New Chatbot, The New York Times, March 4, 2024.

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Cade Metz is a technology reporter for The New York Times, specializing in artificial intelligence, driverless cars, and other technological advancements¹. He has covered technology for over 30 years at The Times, Wired Magazine, and other publications¹. Metz is the author of “Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought A.I. to Google, Facebook, and The World,” a book that tells the story of the people, ideas, and companies behind the rapid rise of artificial intelligence¹. He is committed to telling the truth and helping people understand the world, ensuring that each story gives the full picture of what is happening¹.

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AI startup Anthropic, one of the most closely watched companies in the sector, has recently introduced the latest version of its GenAI tech, Claude¹². The company claims that its new models, Claude 3 Opus, Sonnet, and Haiku, rival OpenAI’s GPT-4 in terms of performance¹. 

Claude 3 is Anthropic’s first multimodal GenAI, meaning that it can analyze text as well as images¹. It can process photos, charts, graphs, and technical diagrams, drawing from PDFs, slideshows, and other document types¹. However, there are limits to Claude 3’s image processing. For instance, it struggles with tasks involving spatial reasoning and object counting¹.

Anthropic says that customers can generally expect Claude 3 to better follow multi-step instructions, produce structured output in formats like tables and lists, and converse in languages other than English compared to its predecessors¹. The company also claims that Claude 3 tends to generate more expressive and engaging responses¹.

Anthropic has received significant funding, including a recent investment of up to $2 billion from Google³⁴. The company has raised a total of nearly $1 billion, making it one of the most well-funded AI startups⁵.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 3/4/2024

(1) Anthropic claims its new models beat GPT-4 | TechCrunch.

(2) AI Startup Anthropic Launches New Models for Chatbot Claude - Yahoo Finance.

(3) Google Commits $2 Billion to AI Startup Anthropic | PCMag.

(4) Google agrees to invest up to $2 billion in OpenAI rival Anthropic.

(5) Google-Backed Anthropic Raises $450 Million in Latest AI Funding.

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