Anthropic takes steps to prevent election misinformation

Ahead of the 2024 U.S. presidential election, Anthropic, the well-funded AI startup, is testing a technology to detect when users of its GenAI chatbot ask about political topics and redirect those use

FTC orders AI companies to dish on investments, partnerships and meetings

The FTC is aiming to unravel the complex and secretive corporate relationships in the top AI companies out there in a new inquiry. Orders have been sent to Alphabet, Amazon, Anthropic, Microsoft, and

Anthropic researchers find that AI models can be trained to deceive

Most humans learn the skill of deceiving other humans. So can AI models learn the same? Yes, the answer seems — and terrifyingly, they’re exceptionally good at it. A recent study co-author

Anthropic’s latest tactic to stop racist AI: Asking it ‘really really really really’ nicely

The problem of alignment is an important one when you’re setting up AI models to make decisions in matters of finance and health. But how can you reduce biases if they’re baked into a mode

Anthropic’s Claude 2.1 release shows the competition isn’t rubbernecking the OpenAI disaster

The OpenAI train wreck may be playing out in slow motion before our eyes, but the company’s competition isn’t sitting around gawking. Anthropic just released Claude 2.1, an improvement on

AI’s proxy war heats up as Google reportedly backs Anthropic with $2B

With a massive $2 billion reported investment from Google, Anthropic joins OpenAI in reaping the benefits of leadership in the artificial intelligence space, receiving immense sums from the tech giant

The AI race, crypto doldrums and the future of fake fish

Our Monday Equity podcast covers the latest in tech news from the weekend and what’s making headlines early in the week. This time 'round we had a bit of a theme.

Amazon to invest up to $4 billion in AI startup Anthropic

Amazon has agreed to invest up to $4 billion in the AI startup Anthropic, the two firms said, as the e-commerce group steps up its rivalry against Microsoft, Meta, Google and Nvidia in the fast-growin

Anthropic’s Dario Amodei on AI’s limits: ‘I’m not sure there are any’

As Anthropic takes on OpenAI and other challengers in the growing artificial intelligence industry, there is also an existential question looming: Can large language models and the systems they enable

Anthropic launches a paid plan for its AI-powered chatbot

Anthropic, the AI startup co-founded by ex-OpenAI employees, today announced the launch of its first consumer-facing premium subscription plan, Claude Pro, for Claude 2 — Anthropic’s AI-po

AI startup Anthropic raises $100M from Korean telco giant SK Telecom

Anthropic, an artificial intelligence startup co-founded by former OpenAI leaders, will receive $100 million in funding from one of the biggest mobile carriers in South Korea, SK Telecom (SKT), the t

Anthropic launches improved version of its entry-level LLM

Anthropic, the AI startup co-founded by ex-OpenAI execs, has released an updated version of its faster, cheaper, text-generating model available through an API, Claude Instant. The updated Claude Inst

OpenAI, Google, Microsoft and Anthropic form body to oversee safe ‘frontier AI’ development

Four of the preeminent AI players are coming together to form a new industry body designed to ensure “safe and responsible development” of so-called “frontier AI” models. In re

AI leaders warn Senate of twin risks: Moving too slow and moving too fast

Leaders from the AI research world appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss and answer questions about the nascent technology. Their broadly unanimous opinions generally fell into two

SAP invests in generative AI startups Anthropic, Cohere and Aleph Alpha

In case one needed more evidence that there’s a massive appetite for generative AI, SAP, the Germany-based consulting giant, yesterday invested in three major generative AI players: Anthropic, C

Anthropic releases Claude 2, its second-gen AI chatbot

Anthropic, the AI startup co-founded by ex-OpenAI execs, today announced the release of a new text-generating AI model, Claude 2. The successor to Anthropic’s first commercial model, Claude 2 is

Big Tech corporate venture capital 🤝 generative AI startups

As the race to build generative AI tools for the enterprise devolves into a battle royale, big tech is busy wielding its most powerful weapon: checkbooks.

Anthropic raises $450M to build next-gen AI assistants

Anthropic, the prominent generative AI startup co-founded by OpenAI veterans, has raised $450 million in a Series C funding round led by Spark Capital. Anthropic wouldn’t disclose what the round

Zoom announces Anthropic partnership to bring Claude chatbot to Zoom products

As generative AI has taken center stage in recent months, Zoom has been looking at partnerships with LLM companies as a hedge against an evolving AI landscape. Today, the company announced a new partn

Anthropic’s latest model can take ‘The Great Gatsby’ as input

Historically and even today, poor memory has been an impediment to the usefulness of text-generating AI. As a recent piece in The Atlantic aptly puts it, even sophisticated generative text AI like Cha
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