Anthropic is an AI safety and research company that specializes in building reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. Its research interests include such areas as natural language, human feedback, scaling laws, reinforcement learning, code generation, and interpretability. Anthropic aims to create reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems for customers and society as a whole.
The company has raised another $300 million in a new funding round led by Spark Capital, which has brought the company’s valuation to $4.1 billion. Moreover, Salesforce Ventures is investing in the company as part of its generative AI fund. The fresh funding illustrates investors’ interest in all things AI.
Anthropic, San Francisco, California, United States, was founded by Daniela Amodei, Dario Amodei, Jack Clark, Sam McCandlish, and Tom Brown in 2021. The team’s experience spans a lot of different backgrounds and disciplines, from physics and machine learning to public policy and business. The company has made progress in mathematically reverse engineering the behavior of small language models, has developed baseline techniques to make large language models more “helpful and harmless”, and has also released an analysis of sudden changes in performance in large language models and the societal impacts of this phenomenon. “We’re excited to partner with Salesforce to bring our trustworthy, conversational AI assistant Claude to more businesses in a responsible and ethical way,” said Anthropic President Daniela Amodei. “Anthropic and Salesforce share a vision for creating innovative technology that is rooted in safety, and we’re looking forward to introducing more useful AI services into the world.”