Anthropic, a US-based company, has released the second iteration of the AI-powered chatbot Claude. Claude 2.0 is publicly available in the US and UK. It is pertinent to mention that Anthropic is a startup founded by ex-employees of OpenAI, the company behind the viral AI chatbot ChatGPT.
As compared to its predecessor, Claude 2.0 performs much better in several parameters. The San Francisco-based company claimed that Claude 2 is capable of summarizing blocks of texts with a maximum limit of 75,000 words.
Test results revealed that Claude 2.0 scored 71.2% in the Python exam – Claude 1.3 achieved a score of 56%. Similarly, in the middle-school Math quiz, Claude 2.0 achieved a score of 88%, upwards from 85.2%. While Claude 1.3 managed a 73% score on the Bar exam, Claude 2 managed 76.5%.
The release of Claude 2.0 comes on the back of Anthropic securing $450 million in funding. The company also revealed that tens of thousands of corporations are already working with Claude’s API. Meanwhile, several large-scale companies like Zoom and Notion also work with Anthropic. Also, Claude powers DuckAssist tool – DuckDuckGo’s latest tool for assisting users.
Another major difference between Claude 1.3 and Claude 2.0 is that later has been trained on a much more recent dataset. The dataset contains a combination of websites, data from third parties, and user-supplied data until early 2023. About 10% of the overall dataset is non-English.
Popularity of ChatGPT
Since OpenAI launched ChatGPT late last year, several tech companies have entered the race to launch their own AI-based conversational chatbots. Google’s Bard has gained massive popularity worldwide, while Russian and Chinese tech companies have also unveiled their ChatGPT rivals to compete with the US-based AI chatbot. Given the uprising popularity of such conversational chatbots, it won’t be a surprise if more tech giants decide to launch their ChatGPT competitors.