Google is forging a deeper alliance with Anthropic, the startup behind ChatGPT competitor Claude AI, by providing its specialized computer chips to boost its capabilities. This partnership is fortified by a substantial financial infusion from Google to Anthropic, comprising of a 10% stake acquisition for $300 million, followed by additional funding totaling $500 million with a promise of $1.5 billion in additional investments. Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said, “Anthropic and Google Cloud share the same values when it comes to developing AI–it needs to be done in both a bold and responsible way. This expanded partnership with Anthropic, built on years of working together, will bring AI to more people safely and securely, and provides another example of how the most innovative and fastest growing AI startups are building on Google Cloud.” Anthropic will be using Google Cloud’s fifth-generation Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) to perform AI inference. This strategic move by tech leaders underlines the fierce competition and high stakes in developing ever-more sophisticated artificial intelligence. The most notable partnership in the AI space is between Microsoft and OpenAI with a $10 billion investment.
The differences between GPUs and TPUs could be a game changer for AI chatbots and tools. GPUs are adept at handling multiple operations simultaneously and are used in gaming, graphics rendering, and accelerating deep learning tasks. On the other hand, TPUs are Google’s custom-designed processors to turbocharge machine learning workflows, offering swifter training times and energy efficiencies.
Google’s hefty backing may give Anthropic a golden ticket, but OpenAI with Microsoft in their corner is also on the fast track. The race is on and it remains to be seen who will be the winner. #AI #Chatbots #Google #Anthropic #TPUs
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