Amazon is increasingly focusing on artificial intelligence and announces that it intends to invest $4 billion in Anthropic, which specializes in generative artificial intelligence. The e-commerce giant and the startup, which develop general AI systems and language models, announced a “strategic collaboration that will combine industry-leading technologies and expertise in safer generative AI” and “to accelerate the development of future human basic models by making them more accessible.” AWS Customers, Amazon’s cloud unit.
As part of the collaboration, Anthropic will train its future AI core models on Amazon’s proprietary AWS Trainium and Inferentia chips, leveraging AWS’s price, performance, scalability and security. The two companies will also collaborate on the development of future Trainium and Inferentia technologies.
In this strategic collaboration, Amazon’s cloud unit, AWS, will become Anthropic’s primary provider of mission-critical workloads, including security research and development of future core models.
“We have great respect for the Anthropic team and enterprise models and believe we can help improve the experience for many customers, both in the short and long term, through deeper collaboration,” says Andy Jassy, Amazon CEO. “Customers – Amazon CEO emphasized – are very excited about Amazon Bedrock, the new managed service from AWS that allows companies to use various underlying models to build generative AI applications, as well as AWS Trainium, AWS AI training, and our strategic cooperation with… Anthropic customers gain greater value from these two capabilities.”
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