Claude 2 from Anthropic

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Introducing Claude 2 from Anthropic

Anthropic has done it again! The machine learning research company is back with the highly anticipated Claude 2, and it's safe to say the wait was worth it. This new model presents vast improvements over its predecessor, scoring high on multiple sections of the Bar exam and even ranking above the 90th percentile on GRE reading and writing exams. The Claude 2 API is offered at the same price as the Claude 1.3, making it a value-added upgrade for businesses.

If you thought Claude 1.3 was conversational and interactive, wait until you meet Claude 2. Claude 2 is designed to be a friendly, enthusiastic colleague or personal assistant who can be instructed in natural language to assist with various tasks. The user interface remains simple and easy to navigate, making Claude 2 accessible for all users.

One of the key highlights of Claude 2 is its improved performance and safety. It has increased the length of input and output, allowing users to input up to 100K tokens in each prompt. This means that Claude can work on extensive documents like technical documentation or books. Claude 2 can write longer documents, from memos to stories, all in one go.

The skills and reasoning abilities of Claude 2 have seen a significant boost as well. In Python coding tests, Claude 2 scored a 71.2%, a notable improvement from the previous 56.0%. Its ability to solve grade-school math problems has also risen from 85.2% to 88.0%.

However, what stands out the most about Claude 2 is its safety features. According to internal evaluations, Claude 2 is twice as good as Claude 1.3 at giving harmless responses. The improved safety and performance of Claude 2 make it an even more reliable AI assistant.

The latest model is also powering a chat experience which is currently available in the US and UK. Users can now converse with Claude in natural language, and ask for help with a wide range of tasks. Although some trial and error is to be expected, Claude 2 is built to be a learning experience for users.


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Anthropic is also working with several businesses through the Claude API. One of the notable partners is Jasper, an AI platform that enables individuals and teams to scale their content strategies. Greg Larson, VP of Engineering at Jasper, has praised the improved semantics, up-to-date knowledge training, and improved reasoning of Claude 2.

Another partnership is with Sourcegraph, a code AI platform. They utilize Claude 2's improved reasoning ability to give even more accurate answers to user queries. The AI also has knowledge of newer frameworks and libraries, which makes it even more valuable to users.

It's clear that Claude 2 is a monumental step forward in AI technology. With improved performance, safety, and interaction capabilities, Claude 2 is proving to be a game-changer in the field of AI assistants. We eagerly await the future improvements and enhancements that Anthropic has planned for Claude 2, and are excited to see what the future holds for this revolutionary technology.

Keep in mind that while Claude 2 has seen significant improvements, it is still not immune to generating inappropriate responses. Always exercise caution when using AI assistants, and remember that they should not be used in situations involving physical or mental health. If you encounter any issues or have suggestions, don't hesitate to reach out to the team at Anthropic.

So, are you ready to meet your new personal assistant, Claude 2?

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Eric David Smith
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