Amazon Takes a Big Stake in the A.I. Start-Up Anthropic
In a move that highlights its commitment to artificial intelligence (A.I.) technology, Amazon has announced a significant investment in the A.I. start-up Anthropic. The undisclosed amount of funding will allow Amazon to secure a substantial stake in the company, further solidifying its position in the rapidly evolving A.I. industry.
Anthropic, founded by Joshua Bengio, a renowned A.I. researcher, focuses on developing A.I. systems that possess human-like reasoning abilities. The start-up’s mission is to create A.I. technology that can understand and interact with the world in a more intuitive and intelligent manner, ultimately bridging the gap between humans and machines.
By investing in Anthropic, Amazon aims to leverage the start-up’s expertise and cutting-edge research to enhance its own A.I. capabilities. The e-commerce giant has been actively incorporating A.I. into various aspects of its business, from improving customer recommendations to optimizing its supply