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Amazon Pours $2.75B Into Anthropic in Push to “Accelerate” Generative AI Tech

Amazon is investing $2.75 billion in the artificial intelligence firm Anthropic, part of a larger push to “accelerate” adoption of generative artificial intelligence technologies.

The company announced the investment Wednesday, noting that the new $2.75 billion investment is on top of the $1.25 billion the company poured into Anthropic last year. The companies also said that Anthropic will use Amazon Web Services as its “primary cloud provider.”

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Anthropic is one of the biggest companies in the generative AI space, alongside startups like OpenAI, as well as tech giants like Google and Meta.

The Claude AI system (think of it like Anthropic’s version of GPT) is already in use with Amazon Bedrock for companies like Delta, the PGA Tour, Intuit and Pfizer.

“We have a notable history with Anthropic, together helping organizations of all sizes around the world to deploy advanced generative artificial intelligence applications across their organizations,” said Swami Sivasubramanian, vp Data and AI at AWS. “Anthropic’s visionary work with generative AI, most recently the introduction of its state-of-the art Claude 3 family of models, combined with Amazon’s best-in-class infrastructure like AWS Tranium and managed services like Amazon Bedrockfurther unlocks exciting opportunities for customers to quickly, securely, and responsibly innovate with generative AI. Generative AI is poised to be the most transformational technology of our time, and we believe our strategic collaboration with Anthropic will further improve our customers’ experiences, and look forward to what’s next.”

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