PYMNTS MonitorEdge May 2024

Amazon Puts All Three Claude AI Models on Bedrock

Amazon Bedrock

Amazon Bedrock now features all three versions of Anthropic’s Claude 3 artificial intelligence (AI) model.

That makes Bedrock the first and thus far only managed service to make all three Claude 3 models — Opus, Sonnet and Haiku — generally available, Amazon said in a news release Tuesday (April 16).

This, the release added, enhances “the ability of customers of all sizes to rapidly test, build, and deploy generative [AI] applications across their organizations.”

As PYMNTS wrote last week, Bedrock is part of Amazon’s “three-layer” approach to AI, which was the subject of CEO Andy Jassy’s recent letter to shareholders.

“At the bottom layer, Amazon is providing foundational tools for developers and companies to build their own AI models, known as foundation models (FMs),” that report said.

In the middle layer are managed services, letting customers to use existing foundation models and customize them for specific applications. Bedrock is one these services, providing a platform to build and scale generative AI applications via a variety of pre-trained models.

“At the top layer, Amazon is building a range of generative AI applications across its consumer and AWS businesses,” PYMNTS wrote. “These applications include AI-powered shopping assistants, enhanced voice assistants like Alexa, and new advertising solutions.”

Claude 3 has been a part of Bedrock since last month, when Amazon announced it had made an additional $2.75 billion investment in Anthropic, bringing its total investment in the company to $4 billion.

The new investment joins the initial investment of $1.25 billion that Amazon made in September and fulfills the pledge the company made at that time to invest up to $4 billion, the tech giant said in March.

Per the agreement, Anthropic is using AWS as its primary cloud provider, will use AWS Tranium and Inferentia chips for its future AI models and has made a long-term commitment to provide AWS customers with access to future generations of its foundation models on Bedrock.

“Generative AI is poised to be the most transformational technology of our time, and we believe our strategic collaboration with Anthropic will further improve our customers’ experiences, and look forward to what’s next,” Dr. Swami Sivasubramanian, vice president of data and AI at Amazon Web Services (AWS), said at the time.