Anthropic, a San Francisco, California-based Artificial intelligence research company, announced that it raised $580 million in a Series B funding round to support its work.
The round was led by Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, with participation from Caroline Ellison, Jim McClave, Nishad Singh, Jaan Tallinn, and the Center for Emerging Risk Research (CERR).
The financing will help Anthropic build large-scale experimental infrastructure to explore and improve the safety properties of computationally intensive AI models.
Round: Series B
Funding Month: April 2022
Lead Investors: Sam Bankman-Fried
Additional Investors: Caroline Ellison, Jim McClave, Nishad Singh, and Jaan Tallinn
Company Website: https://www.anthropic.com/
Software Category: AI safety and research
About the Company: Anthropic is an AI safety and research company that’s working to build reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. Large, general systems of today can have significant benefits, but can also be unpredictable, unreliable, and opaque. Anthropic will focus on research into increasing the safety of AI systems; specifically, the company is focusing on increasing the reliability of large-scale AI models, developing the techniques and tools to make them more interpretable, and building ways to more tightly integrate human feedback into the development and deployment of these systems.