Anthropic Launches Paid Generative AI Chatbot Claude Pro
Generative AI startup Anthropic has unveiled a paid version of its Claude conversational generative AI called Claude Pro. The $20 per month chatbot offers more and faster access to Claude, similar to how OpenAI provides a paid, upgraded version of ChatGPT with ChatGPT Plus.
Claude Pro essentially grants users priority access during high-traffic periods, along with early previews of new capabilities. But the core benefit is quintupled usage compared to Claude’s free service. According to Anthropic, the limits for non-paying users are necessary to manage compute costs for the AI assistant. But Claude Pro lifts the constraints for those seeking deeper integration. Anthropic said Claude Pro’s usage limits vary based on conversation length and number of messages sent. The allotment resets every eight hours. Claude provides warnings when users near their limit.
“Since launching in July, users tell us they’ve chosen Claude.ai as their day-to-day AI assistant for its longer context windows, faster outputs, complex reasoning capabilities, and more. Many also shared that they would value more file uploads and conversations over longer periods,” Anthropic explained in a blog post.” [Using Claude Pro] means you can level up your productivity across a range of tasks, including summarizing research papers, querying contracts, and iterating further on coding projects.”
Anthropic recently raised $100 million from SK Telecom, following a $450 million round in May. That money has helped fuel the rapid development of new and improved variations of Claude and its LLMs, such as the 100,000 token context window expansion for its chatbot. The company updated the smaller and faster version of its Claude AI model in August with the debut of Claude Instant 1.2. Claude Instant 1.2 brings in some of the enhancements added to the larger and more powerful Claude 2 model released in July. Meanwhile, Anthropic claims thousands of companies are working with the Claude API. The list includes Quroa’s Poe generative AI chatbot hub, DuckDuckGo’s DuckAssist tool, productivity app, and Notion’s writing assistant, Notion AI.