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Anthropic unveils advanced AI model, Claude 3.5 Sonnet

2024.07.07 14:17:26 Sangmin Lee
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On May 20th, Anthropic announced the release of their latest AI model, Claude 3.5 Sonnet, a significant upgrade from the previous model Claude 3 released in March.

 

Anthropic recently introduced its upgraded AI model, Claude 3.5 Sonnet, which has been garnering alot of attention for its superior processing and comprehension capabilities compared to its predecessors.

 

This release marks a pivotal development in AI technology, with Fortune magazine covering the announcement.

 

Claude 3 was initially offered in three variants: Opus, Sonnet, and Haiku, each designed for different performance levels.

 

The newly released Claude 3.5 Sonnet, the mid-tier model, boasts improvements that not only surpass Claude 3's highest tier, Opus, but also outperform OpenAI's GPT-4o.

 

This model is easily accessible, free of cost, on the Claude.ai website and through an iOS app, with premium options available through Claude Pro for $20 and a team plan for businesses.

 

Moreover, Anthropic's API and integrations with Amazon Bedrock and Google Cloud's Vertex AI make Claude 3.5 Sonnet widely accessible.

 

A standout feature of Claude 3.5 Sonnet is its pricing, as it remains more affordable despite its doubled performance compared to Claude 3 Opus.

 

Costs are set at $3 per million input tokens and $15 per million output tokens.

 

One of the exciting new capabilities of Claude 3.5 Sonnet is its ability to precisely extract text from incomplete images, garnering an invaluable tool for more extensive data collection from images, graphics, and illustrations.

 

Anthropic also introduced a new feature called "Artifacts," which allows users to generate previews of code, text, or web design content directly on the Claude website, facilitating real-time content creation and editing for integration into projects or workflows.

 

This feature highlights Claude's evolution from a personalized chat AI to a collaborative tool for more creative tasks.

 

Compared to leading competitor Chat-GPT, Claude 3.5 Sonnet has proven its superiority in several benchmarks.

 

It outperformed far more developed and advanced models such as GPT-4o, Gemini 1.5 Pro, and Lama 3 400B in seven out of eight benchmark tests and four out of five vision benchmark tests.

 

In terms of academic-level reasoning (GPQA), Claude 3.5 Sonnet scored 59.4%, significantly higher than GPT-4o's 53.6%. Its coding ability (HumanEval) also topped GPT-4o by 1.8 percentage points, scoring 92.0%.

 

Multimodal task performance was another area where Claude 3.5 Sonnet excelled, scoring 90.80% in chart comprehension and 95.2% in document understanding, surpassing GPT-4o's scores of 85.7% and 92.8% respectively.

 

Daniela Amodei, co-founder of Anthropic, emphasized,"Claude 3.5 Sonnet is currently the most intelligent and cost-effective model on the market."

 

Such competition attracts the media’s attention and interest to other potential emerging developments in the industry.

 

Google DeepMind excels in processing large data sets, and improving AI learning algorithms.

 

AI21 Labs, with its Jurassic models, brings innovative architecture to enhance AI's interpretative skills.

 

Each company continually refines its technologies, aiming to lead in natural language understanding, making the competitive landscape in AI development both dynamic and rapidly evolving.

 

As AI technologies rapidly evolve, industries are closely watching these advancements.

 

Anthropic is set to introduce Claude 3.5 Haiku and Opus by the end of 2024, promising further enhancements and integration with enterprise applications.


Sangmin Lee / Grade 11
St. Johnsbury Academy in Jeju