Anthropic, OpenAI’s great rival, recruits Instagram co-founder

Anthropic, OpenAI’s great rival, recruits Instagram co-founder
Anthropic, OpenAI’s great rival, recruits Instagram co-founder

Anthropic has big ambitions, and is recruiting accordingly. OpenAI’s competitor hired Mike Krieger, the co-founder of a well-known social network: Instagram…

A robust experience for scaling up

Krieger becomes the new product manager of Anthropic, a start-up founded in 2021 by Dario Amodei, formerly of OpenAI. In March, it announced the launch of Claude 3, a suite of models whose most powerful iteration outperforms GPT-4 and Gemini, according to the company.

Mike will oversee Anthropic’s product engineering, management and design efforts as we work to expand our suite of enterprise applications and bring Claude to a wider audience. number of persons », Details the company in a press release. Krieger has spent the past few years working on Artifact, an AI-powered news reading app recently acquired by Yahoo.

Previously, he helped create one of the most popular social networks in the world, Instagram. He notably held the position of technical director of the application for several years, growing the engineering team to more than 450 people. The platform now boasts more than a billion users.

Mike’s experience developing intuitive products and user experiences will be invaluable in creating new ways for people to interact with Claude, especially in the workplace », notes Dario Amodei.

Anthropic accelerates in the commercial part of its product

More discreet than its rivals, Anthropic is nevertheless very well positioned in the race for generative artificial intelligence. It has already raised nearly $8 billion, most of it in the last twelve months. Additional funds should soon be added to this sum. Amazon is one of its main investors and partners, like Google.

Anthropic defends a more secure approach to the deployment of generative AI, trying to best counter its propensities to hallucinate. Since its creation, the start-up has mainly focused on the development of its models, and has now decided to move up a gear. This week, Claude 3 benefited from its iOS and Android application in addition to being launched in Europe.

Anthropic’s new plan for businesses, called Team, is being tested with dozens of customers in various industries, including technology, financial services, legal services and healthcare. Mike Krieger should contribute to its expansion.

The potential for AI to positively impact the world is immense, and I believe Anthropic has the talent, principles, and technology to help realize that potential “, he confides.

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