AI startup Anthropic partners with Google
In October 2022, Elon Musk’s company Open AI launched ChatGPT, a next-generation chatbot based on artificial intelligence. The service caused a stir around the world and brought a new wave of attention to AI. In light of this trend, Google invested in Anthropic, a startup developing artificial intelligence technology.
The deal includes a $300 million investment in the AI company in exchange for a 10% stake. The IT giant is working with Anthropic through its Google Cloud subsidiary. According to an official statement, the company will create large clusters of next-generation TPUs and GPUs to develop Anthropic’s technology, which will be used for AI training and development.
Anthropic is a California-based AI startup that was originally founded as a science project. It includes experts who have worked on the development of the RLHF learning model, which is based on the machine’s ability to generate human feedback. In addition to its own project, Anthropic conducts research, the results of which are published in peer-reviewed journals. The theme is to demonstrate the principles that specialists rely on when creating advanced models of artificial intelligence. The main goal of Anthropic’s activities is to create AI models that are safe for people and their lives.
The startup is working on its own chatbot, called Claude. The product is currently in beta testing and not available to users. However, the company plans to use its AI as a tool to detect malicious content. Claude will be able to identify erroneous publications and explain to users why they are dangerous.
It should be noted that the launch of ChatGPT prompted many representatives of the IT sector to start their own projects based on AI. For example, Microsoft announced a partnership with OpenAI to integrate the startup’s product into Microsoft’s cloud service. With the new tool, third-party companies will also be able to develop their own applications using AI. Microsoft also plans to invest $10 billion in OpenAI. There is also talk of integrating ChatGPT into the Bing search engine.
Google has been developing its own AI-based product for quite some time. In 2010, the company acquired the British startup DeepMind, which is now an autonomous division. The latter is engaged in the development and implementation of AI-based technologies. In addition, in 2022, the story of Google’s LaMDA chatbot became known. One of the engineers working on it claimed that the robot had consciousness, after which he was fired.