Google partners with artificial intelligence startup Anthropic
Google Cloud has recently announced a new partnership with AI start-up, and “ChatGPT rival”, Anthropic.
Google’s partnership reportedly includes a $300m investment in the start-up, according to the Financial Times.
On Friday, Google Cloud announced that Anthropic has selected Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider in order to “build reliable and trustworthy AI systems.”
“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with Google Cloud on training and deploying useful AI systems,” said Anthropic’s CEO Dario Amodei.
The Financial Times reported that Google is to take a stake of about 10% in the company in return for its investment.
Anthropic, founded in 2021, also conducts research into AI language models. It has built its own general-purpose chatbot, named Claude, which has yet to meet the public.
Google Cloud said in its press release that Anthropic will benefit from Google Cloud’s “deep expertise in large-scale systems for machine learning, and as a partner with shared values around safe and beneficial development of AI.”
According to Google Cloud, Anthropic will leverage Google’s machine learning systems and continue to conduct AI research “on the same infrastructure that powers Google Search and YouTube.”
“AI has evolved from academic research to become one of the biggest drivers of technological change, creating new opportunities for growth and improved services across all industries,” said Google Cloud’s CEO Thoma Kurian.
“Google Cloud is providing open infrastructure for the next generation of AI start-ups,” he added.
The announcement comes a couple of weeks after OpenAI announced that its chatbot ChatGPT will be available as an API soon, and that it will be available to Microsoft’s enterprise customers as a part of their partnerships service.
According to the New York Times, Google declared a “Code Red” when ChatGPT became an internet sensation last year, calling it “a new way to search for information on the internet,” – something Google has dominated for decades.
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