Anthropic 'Claude 3.5 Sonnet' Competes With OpenAI GPT-4o, With A Better Sense Of Humor

Anthropic Claude 3.5 Sonnet.

The AI industry was dull and boring, and things that came out of it rarely made disrupting ripples.

But since OpenAI introduced ChatGPT, things have gone a total opposite. Tech companies that began to realize how lucrative this generative AI market can be, began developing their own products, all of which is meant to either equal, or surpass the AIs that came out of OpenAI.

This time, OpenAI has what it calls the GPT-4o, which is pretty much human.

But OpenAI isn't the only fish in the sea, because Anthropic has just launched its “most intelligent model yet.”

Dubbed the 'Claude 3.5 Sonnet,' the AI model is reportedly twice as fast as Claude 3 Opus, the company’s previous best-in-class AI, and five times cheaper to run.

Following the new milestone set by GPT-4o, Anthropic is making Claude 3.5 Sonnet an equal of the OpenAI product.

If not better, because Anthropic has made this AI model free for all users on the web and mobile, initially on iOS.

It has also been made available to developers.

In its announcement, Anthropic said that:

"Today, we’re launching Claude 3.5 Sonnet—our first release in the forthcoming Claude 3.5 model family. Claude 3.5 Sonnet raises the industry bar for intelligence, outperforming competitor models and Claude 3 Opus on a wide range of evaluations, with the speed and cost of our mid-tier model, Claude 3 Sonnet."

Claude 3.5 Sonnet is “now the most intelligent model in the world,” boasts Michael Gerstenhaber, a product manager at the company. “We are at the beginning of a Cambrian explosion of this industry."

This claim is no nonsense, because there is a reason why its development was rather quick.

In fact, Claude 3.5 Sonnet comes just three months after the release of Anthropic’s previous suite of models, Claude 3, and just under a year after the release of its ancestor, Claude 2.

This happens because unlike GPT-4o and others, this Claude 3.5 Sonnet cannot search the internet or generate image files. That, is its bad.

But unlike its competitor, Claude 3.5 Connet's "intelligence" is measured by its raw performance on a series of benchmarks, which, while imperfect, do show that it is ahead of the pack. at the front of the pack.

And what excited Gerstenhaber the most, is that Claude 3.5 Sonnet is able to show a better sense of humor.

This is possible due to how it's able to create itself a distinctive character.

This trait is giving the AI the ability to "display a genuine curiosity about the views and values of the people it’s talking with," according to the company’s website.

In addition to the improvement, Anthropic has given Claude 3.5 Sonnet a feature that should make it better when it interacts with users.

For example, when users ask it to draft documents, generate code, or assist with something like web design, Claude 3.5 Sonnet can display the requested content in a separate panel that shows up next to the chat.

Users can ask it to make changes to the content, and see the changes updated in real-time.

The so-called "artifacts" offer users a glimpse into how Anthropic is thinking about the future of its models, where it wants to go beyond chatbots, which suggest that the idea is to make an AI that can collaborate with a team of human, "with Claude serving as an on-demand teammate."

And regarding privacy, Anthropic said that the they "do not train [their] generative models on user-submitted data unless a user gives us explicit permission to do so."

It's worth noting that while Claude 3.5 Sonnet is available for free, paying subscribers of Claude Pro and Team plan can access it with "significantly higher rate limits."

It's also worth noting that Claude 3.5 Sonnet is also available via the Anthropic API, Amazon Bedrock, and Google Cloud’s Vertex AI.

The model costs $3 per million input tokens and $15 per million output tokens, with a 200K token context window.