Amazon committed another $2.75 billion to AI Startup Anthropic

Surprisingly, Amazon makes the biggest investment ever in AI Startup Anthropic to get into the race of AI revolution.

Amazon is pouring billions and billions of dollars into artificial intelligence (AI) in a bid to dominate the field and win it. As every next tech giant is leaping into AI, from Google to Microsoft and even Apple, everyone is stepping into the AI world.

Amazon committed another $2.75 billion to AI Startup Anthropic

Seeing the potential it holds, Amazon committed another $2.75 billion to Anthropic, a leading generative AI startup and currently working hard to compete with its rivals, adding to Amazon's initial $1.25 billion investment in the startup completing its $4 billion investment and this marks the largest ever outside investment by the company.

This move signifies the ongoing battle among tech giants like Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Google, and OpenAI to develop the most advanced AI technology. Cloud providers such as Amazon AI are especially keen to stay ahead in this "new technology revolution."

Anthropic Company Profile:

As you know everything already about Amazon and what the company does, here's a breakdown of what's anthropic:

  • Anthropic is a San Francisco-based AI-focused startup known for its AI foundational model and chatbot Claude, a direct competitor to OpenAI's ChatGPT.
  • This second tranche brings Amazon's total investment in Anthropic to $4 billion and still, Amazon is not leading the company as despite the significant investment, Amazon will hold a minority stake and won't have a board seat for any member. The deal values Anthropic at $18.4 billion totalling other funding rounds led by the startup.
  • Anthropic recently launched Claude 3 (an AI chatbot), their latest and most powerful AI model. They claim these models outperform competitors such as Google's Gemini and OpenAI's ChatGPT on knowledge, reasoning, and basic math tasks.

Amazon's investment in Anthropic reflects the growing importance of AI for cloud providers like Google Cloud and their own AWS. They believe AI will significantly improve customer experiences all over the world and thus they should bring the best on their desk.

In short:

  1. Amazon goes big in AI: They invested $4 billion in Anthropic, an AI startup, to compete with Google and others. 
  2. Anthropic - The AI competitor: This San Francisco startup makes AI models and a chatbot called Claude, which rivals OpenAI's ChatGPT. 
  3. Cloud providers take the lead: Companies like Amazon are pouring money into AI because they believe it will improve customer experiences. 

This news follows the recent sale of Anthropic's stake held by crypto exchange FTX (now closed), highlighting the evolving landscape of AI investment and the high hopes of companies in AI.