Anthropic, an artificial intelligence startup, has introduced its AI chatbot, Claude 2, to the public, marking its entry into the competitive chatbot landscape that includes OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard. In a recent blog post, Anthropic stated that Claude 2, the new version of its AI chatbot, is more conversational and capable of generating longer responses compared to its previous model.
Claude 2 has entered beta and is now available to the public, although earlier versions were already being integrated into products of various businesses, such as Slack and Zoom. Like other generative AI chatbots, Claude 2 utilizes a large language model to respond to questions and prompts using natural language. Anthropic claims that Claude 2 can summarize text, generate documents, and assist with tasks like coding and math.
Since OpenAI’s ChatGPT was introduced in late 2022, numerous tech companies have released their own generative AI tools to the public. These chatbots can generate email responses, travel itineraries, and even poetry, among other things, based on prompts. However, the quality of the responses may vary, and these tools can occasionally produce incorrect information or cite non-existent sources. The widespread adoption of chatbots has also raised concerns about issues like misinformation and bias. Anthropic asserts that Claude 2 is “less likely to produce harmful outputs” compared to its predecessor, as they have made efforts to enhance the chatbot’s safety features and minimize offensive or dangerous responses.
Claude 2 is currently available in open beta in the United States and the United Kingdom, with plans to expand its availability globally in the coming months, according to Anthropic.
How to use the AI chatbot Claude 2
To try out the AI chatbot Claude 2 and compare it to other publicly available chatbots like ChatGPT, Bard, or Microsoft’s Bing,
- Users can visit Claude.ai.
- Upon arrival, users will be prompted to enter an email address or sign in with Google. The website includes notices informing users that Claude 2 is in beta and that some features may be limited for free users.
Before using Claude, users will be presented with several informational pages, including reminders that the chatbot does not provide “legal, financial, and medical advice,” and that some conversations may be reviewed to enhance the company’s safety systems.
Once in the chatbot interface, users can begin typing prompts or questions. Anthropic offers suggested prompts, such as “summarize this PDF document in a bullet point outline” and “help me practice my Spanish vocab.”