Anthropic’s Claude 3 Chatbots Challenge the AI Giants

Anthropic, a startup founded by former OpenAI researchers, has unveiled its latest generation of AI chatbots, called Claude 3. The company claims that its chatbots can outperform the leading models from OpenAI and Google on various tasks and benchmarks, and even achieve near-human performance on some of them.

Meet the Claude 3 family

Claude 3 consists of three chatbots: Haiku, Sonnet, and Opus. Each of them has different capabilities and use cases, depending on the users’ needs.

  • Haiku is the smallest and fastest chatbot, designed for simple and quick tasks such as reading a research paper or summarizing a document.
  • Sonnet is a medium-sized chatbot, optimized for real-time interactions such as customer service, sales automation, or knowledge retrieval.
  • Opus is the largest and most powerful chatbot, capable of handling complex and multi-modal inputs such as text and images. It is also the most intelligent chatbot, with superior reasoning, math, coding, and knowledge skills.

How Claude 3 compare to other chatbots

Anthropic says that its chatbots have several advantages over the existing models from OpenAI and Google. According to the company, Claude 3 chatbots can:

  • Deliver faster and more accurate results, even for longer and more complicated instructions.
  • Process a wider range of visual formats, such as photos, charts, graphs, and diagrams, which are useful for many businesses and professionals.
  • Understand the context and intent of the requests better, and avoid rejecting harmless content while still detecting harmful content.
  • Follow 10 secret principles of fairness, which ensure that the chatbots are ethical and unbiased.

The company also claims that its chatbots have surpassed the industry benchmarks on several tasks, such as graduate-level reasoning, math, coding, and knowledge. For example, Opus scored 14.7 percent higher than GPT-4 on the graduate-level reasoning test and also beat ChatGPT on the math, coding, reasoning, and knowledge tasks.

Claude 3 Chatbots

How to access Claude 3 chatbots

Anthropic offers different ways to access its chatbots, depending on the user’s preference and budget.

  • Sonnet is free with an email sign-in, and powers the chatbot on the company’s website.
  • Opus is available for a $20 monthly subscription and can be accessed through the “Claude Pro” service on the company’s website.
  • Haiku will be available soon, and will also be free with an email sign-in.
  • Sonnet and Opus are also available through Anthropic’s API, which allows users to integrate the chatbots into their applications or platforms.
  • Sonnet is also accessible through Amazon Bedrock, a cloud service that provides AI tools and models, and in private preview on Google Cloud’s Vertex AI Model Garden, a marketplace for AI models.

Anthropic says that its chatbots are trained on both public and private data, and use hardware from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud. The company also reveals that Amazon has invested $4 billion in Anthropic, which shows the potential and value of its chatbots.

Who are the founders of Anthropic?

Anthropic is an AI startup and public benefit corporation founded in 2021 by former OpenAI employees. Anthropic’s main founders are siblings Daniela and Dario Amodei, who serve as president and CEO respectively. Other co-founders include Jack Clark, Jared Kaplan, Paul Christiano, Tom Brown, and Geoffrey Irving.

Anthropic develops general AI systems and large language models, such as Claude 3, to compete with AI behemoths like OpenAI and Google.

What is the mission of Anthropic?

Anthropic is an AI startup and public benefit corporation founded by former OpenAI employees. Anthropic’s website states that its mission is “to ensure that artificial intelligence becomes an extension of the human will, shaped by human wisdom and values.”

The company also intends to develop advanced AI systems that are reliable, interpretable, and steerable, as well as to research AI’s opportunities and risks. Anthropic is also affiliated with the effective altruism movement and has received funding from notable donors who share its vision.