Google has invested over USD 300 million into ChatGPT-creator OpenAI’s rival company Anthropic. The development came into light soon after the announcement of Google’s Q4 results. In a statement during Q4 results, Google CEO Sundar Pichai had said that the company would announce its plans in the artificial intelligence (AI) space soon.
“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.”
Incidentally, Anthropic was founded in 2021 by OpenAI former leaders at OpenAI, including Daniela and Dario Amodei. Since its founding, Anthropic has published 14 research papers showing how to build language models that are reliable and controllable.
In January, Anthropic began deploying its technology publicly, starting off with a language model assistant named ‘Claude’.
The AI startup is working with a broad range of early partners on deploying Claude and will be expanding access to the assistant in the coming months. Claude pairs RLHF with a variety of safety techniques built by Anthropic to make AI systems that are predictable, steerable, and easier to interpret. Claude runs on Google Cloud as will other systems developed by Anthropic.
Under the partnership with Google, Anthropic has selected Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider. 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.
In a statement, Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud said, “Google Cloud is providing open infrastructure for the next generation of AI startups, and our partnership with Anthropic is a great example of how we're helping users and businesses tap into the power of reliable and responsible AI.”