Amazon to invest up to $4bn in AI start-up Anthropic

The start-ups other backers included Google

Anthropic’s foundational model is called Claude

Amazon will invest as much as $4 billion in the AI start-up Anthropic. As part of the deal, Anthropic will move most of its software to Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centres, and use the cloud computing company’s home-grown chips to train the models it uses to power chatbots and other applications.

Besides getting access to Amazon’s computing power, Anthropic will gain a financial infusion that will help it pay the huge costs required to ...