Amazon invests billions more in Anthropic in latest major AI push


Amazon’s recent $2.75 billion investment in Anthropic marks a significant advancement in the e-commerce giant’s AI strategy, bringing its total investment in the company to approximately $4 billion. This move underscores Amazon’s commitment to becoming a leading player in the AI tools sector, which is increasingly critical in today’s technology landscape.

The investment builds upon Amazon’s previous $1.75 billion investment in Anthropic in September 2023, through which Amazon acquired a minority stake in the company. The decision to further invest in Anthropic reflects Amazon’s confidence in the progress and potential of the partnership.

In a joint statement, Amazon and Anthropic emphasized that their collaboration to bring generative AI technology to businesses worldwide is just beginning. Anthropic will leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its primary cloud provider, utilizing AWS Trainium and Inferentia chips for building, training, and deploying future AI models.


As part of the deal, Anthropic has committed to providing AWS customers with access to its future generations of foundation models on Amazon Bedrock, enabling companies globally to leverage advanced AI features and tools.

The partnership between Amazon and Anthropic extends beyond financial investment, with Anthropic’s latest Claude 3 family of models, touted to outperform existing models like GPT-4, being made available on Amazon Bedrock. This collaboration highlights the alignment of both firms’ objectives in advancing generative AI technology.

Dr. Swami Sivasubramanian, vice president of Data and AI at AWS, emphasized the potential of generative AI to drive transformational change, stating that the strategic collaboration with Anthropic will enhance customers’ experiences and unlock new opportunities for innovation.

Earlier this year, AWS and Anthropic, in partnership with Accenture, formed an alliance aimed at facilitating the responsible integration of custom AI models, further demonstrating the commitment of both companies to driving responsible AI innovation.