Google are now taking part in the quest to develop the most capable generative AI with an investment of $300 million into Anthropic and their Claude model. With this 10% stake, Google’s presence joins a long list of noteworthy players in Anthropic’s short history. These include ex-OpenAI researchers who founded the startup back in 2021, as well as the scandal subjected FTX – a company who provided over half of their total $580 million raised during their initial stage. This move comes shortly after Microsoft invested $10 billion into OpenAI.
Anthropic selected Google Cloud to benefit from the company’s deep expertise in large-scale systems for machine learning, and as a partner with shared values around safe and beneficial development of AI. By leveraging Google’s custom-developed machine learning systems designed to run computationally-intensive workloads, Anthropic will continue to conduct breakthrough AI research on the same infrastructure that powers Google Search and YouTube.
“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with Google Cloud on training and deploying useful AI systems,” said Anthropic CEO Dario Amodei. “We’ve been impressed with Google Cloud’s open and flexible infrastructure. We are excited to partner with Google to scale-up our systems in the coming months.”
“At Google, we believe it is imperative to pursue AI boldly and responsibly,” said James Manyika , SVP of Technology and Society, Google. “We are committed to developing and delivering useful and beneficial applications, applying responsible principles grounded in human values and safety, and evolving our approaches as we learn from research, experience, users, and the wider community. Our partnership with Anthropic is aligned with that philosophy.”
“AI has evolved from academic research to become one of the biggest drivers of technological change, creating new opportunities for growth and improved services across all industries,” said Thomas Kurian , CEO, Google Cloud. “Google Cloud is providing open infrastructure for the next generation of AI startups, and our partnership with Anthropic is a great example of how we’re helping users and businesses tap into the power of reliable and responsible AI”.