Anthropic's new LLM takes on GPT-4o

PLUS: Swallowable robots enter clinical trials

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

There’s been heavy discussion across the AI world of LLMs hitting a wall — but Anthropic apparently didn’t get the memo.

The startup just launched Claude 3.5 Sonnet, a turbo-charged model upgrade that may have just reclaimed the chatbot’s title as the top LLM in the industry. Let’s explore…

In today’s AI rundown:

  • Anthropic launches Claude 3.5 Sonnet

  • Swallowable robots enter clinical trials

  • Generate an AI song with just a prompt

  • AI’s massive impact on finance

  • 6 new AI tools & 4 new AI jobs

  • More AI & tech news

Read time: 4 minutes

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

ANTHROPIC

Image source: Anthropic

The Rundown: Anthropic just introduced Claude 3.5 Sonnet, a new upgraded model that surpasses rivals like GPT-4o and its predecessor Opus across key benchmarks with significant speed boosts and cost reductions.

The details:

  • 3.5 Sonnet boasts 2x the speed of Opus, while its token pricing comes in at 1/5 the cost of Anthropic’s previous top-tier model.

  • 3.5 Sonnet outperforms Opus and GPT-4o across several benchmarks for reasoning, code, math, and knowledge abilities.

  • Anthropic introduced ‘Artifacts’, a new feature allowing users to view, edit, and build with Claude in a real-time side panel workspace.

  • The company said that 3.5 versions of Haiku and Opus are coming ‘later this year’, along with news features like Memory.

Why it matters: After GPT-4o briefly stole the top spot in the LLM leaderboard, Anthropic’s latest upgrade appears to reclaim the throne. The model acceleration is not slowing down — and if 3.5 Sonnet is already this good, an upcoming 3.5 Opus release could take LLMs to some wild new heights.

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ENDIATX

Image source: Endiatx

The Rundown: A tiny, swallowable robot called Pillbot entered clinical trials and is preparing for FDA review and commercial launch — aimed at streamlining and improving gastrointestinal examinations and internal health data collection.

The details:

  • Endiatx’s PillBot is about the size of a large vitamin pill, embedded with small cameras, sensors, and wireless communication features inside.

  • The device can transmit high-res video to doctors’ devices in real-time, providing a less invasive endoscopy option over-the-counter from a patient’s home.

  • The current iteration requires a doctor to control the pill’s movement, but the company envisions AI-guided autonomous capabilities in the future.

  • CEO Torrey Smith said the PillBot is a ‘fountain of cheap data’ for the human body, with Endiatx hoping to have the tech commercially available by 2026.

Why it matters: Cutting-edge robotics and AI are going to completely transform the healthcare space. In the near term, tech like PillBot can provide a major upgrade in non-invasive diagnostics — but in the future, patients may have a trove of tiny robots autonomously monitoring their internal health.

AI TRAINING

The Rundown: Suno is a powerful AI tool that lets you create music with just a text prompt, making it easy for anyone to create, edit, and share their musical creations.

Step-by-step:

  1. Visit Suno and click the button “Sign Up” at the bottom left corner.

  2. Create an account for free. You get 50 free credits (or 10 songs) that renew daily.

  3. Describe your desired song where it says: “Song Description” and toggle “Custom” for other settings, such as lyrics or music style.

  4. Wait a few seconds and enjoy your new AI-generated song!

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  • Build customizable chatbot widgets and API deployments with ease

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AI RESEARCH

Image Source: Citi GPS Report

The Rundown: Citigroup just released a new GPS report on AI in finance, predicting that the technology could have a bigger impact on banking jobs than in any other industry — with over half of roles at high risk of AI automation.

The Details:

  • Citi’s research lists banking as the industry with the highest number of jobs with potential for automation at 54%, trailed by insurance (48%) and energy (43%).

  • Citi expects banks will hire new roles like AI managers and compliance officers, with firms like JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank already heavily integrating the tech.

  • The report also estimates AI could add $170B or 9% to the global banking sector's profit pool by 2028.

Why it matters: Major changes are coming to banking in the age of AI — and while many legacy tasks may face automation risks, a new wave of AI-first roles will likely create more of a transition and re-skilling than outright headcount cuts.

NEW TOOLS & JOBS

  • 🗣️ Meta - Applied Research Scientist, Speech

  • 💻 SuperAnnotate - Software Engineer (C/C++) - AI Data Training

  • 🌎 Waymo - Head of Global Customer Support and Operations Intelligence

  • 📢 Mistral AI - Public Affairs Associate

QUICK HITS

Character AI published new research on optimizing inference, revealing techniques that are enabling the platform to currently serve 20,000 AI queries per second — rivaling 20% of Google Search’s volume.

Universal Music Group is partnering with AI startup SoundLabs, using the company’s voice cloning technology to create and control AI models of their artists own voice’s for creative applications.

HeyGen announced a new $60M Series A funding round for its platform that creates realistic AI avatars, with the company now valued at $500M.

Newly discovered Grok code now lists Midjourney, hinting that the rumored partnership may soon include the advanced image generation model within xAI’s chatbot.

Butterflies launched to the public, a social media app that allows humans and AI personas to interact through posts, comments, and DMs and coexist on the platform together.

Poolside secured $400M in new funding for its AI-powered software development tools, bringing the company’s valuation to $2B.

A London film screening was cancelled following backlash after “The Last Screenwriter” credited its screenplay writing to ChatGPT.

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