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Google invests $400 million in AI firm working on ChatGPT rival


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Ever since ChatGPT burst on the scene, there’s one company that has been in the conversation. And surprisingly, it is not Microsoft, which has actually invested billions in OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT but Google. Multiple reports have suggested that Google has gone into overdrive mode with its AI projects, since ChatGPT became the talk of the town. Lending credence to that claim is a new report by Bloomberg, which suggests that Google has made a substantial investment in a firm that is working on a ChaGPT rival.
According to the report, Google has invested close to $400 million in Anthropic. Anthropic is an AI safety and research company, which is reportedly working on a chatbot, which is very much like ChatGPT.
Google hasn’t officially commented on the deal but Anthropic did post on its official blog about the partnership with Google. In the blog post, Anthropic said that, “the partnership is designed so that the companies can co-develop AI computing systems; Anthropic will leverage Google Cloud’s cutting-edge GPU and TPU clusters to train, scale, and deploy its AI systems.”
“We’re partnering with Google Cloud to support the next phase of Anthropic, where we’re going to deploy our AI systems to a larger set of people,” said Anthropic CEO Dario Amodei. “This partnership gives us the cloud infrastructure performance and scale we need.”

What does Anthropic do?

Anthropic is working on developing and deploying Claude, an AI assistant based on the company’s research into building safe, steerable AI, as per the company. The company claims that it has created safety techniques like Constitutional AI to create AI technologies that are easier to rely on and understand.
“We are eager to use the Google Cloud infrastructure to build reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. This partnership with Google Cloud will let us build a more robust AI platform,” said Amodei.

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