Google-backed AI security and research company, Anthropic, has released Claude 2, the next iteration of its Claude large language model. For the first time, the company has also launched a public-facing platform to access the AI model.
If you’re looking to try out this recent AI model, here’s how to sign up for and start using Anthropic’s Claude AI chatbot.
What Is Claude 2?
You can think of the Claude 2 large language model as Anthropic’s answer to Google’s PaLM and OpenAI’s GPT large language models. Claude 2 itself is not an AI chatbot but an underlying AI model that powers the Claude AI chatbot.
This is equivalent to OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 language models that power the ChatGPT AI chatbot. The Claude AI chatbot is a public-facing chatbot that provides an interactive interface for users to interact with the underlying Claude 2 AI model.
Claude AI is one of the most advanced AI chatbots that have been launched by any company. If you haven’t used the chatbot or heard of it before, it’s probably because of Anthropic’s rather cautious approach to opening up the chatbot to the public.
Although the chatbot has been available to select users since at least the first quarter of 2023, it has only been recently made available for the first time to the public.
How to Sign Up for Claude AI
To use Claude AI, you have to sign up for a Claude AI account on the Claude website. Unfortunately, the public beta phase of Claude AI is only available for UK and US residents at the moment.
However, if you are really up for it, it is nothing a good VPN can’t fix. Although some VPN services might still have trouble accessing the Claude AI website, there are a handful of good ones you can try.
If you are on Android, here are some of the best Android browsers with built-in VPNs you can try. You can also check out our curated list of free VPN services you can try on other devices. If you are using a PC, the ZenMate VPN Chrome extension is a tested option on Chrome.
Once you’re able to access and sign up on the Claude website, you should be able to get access to the AI chatbot right away.
If you have used ChatGPT, Bing AI, or Google’s Bard before, using Claude.ai isn’t any different. From writing resumes, cover letters, and jokes, to summarizing and translating text–you can do most of what you’d be able to do with any of the popular AI chatbots in the market.
If you want to be informed of when Claude AI is made available for your country, you can join Anthropic’s Claude AI country waitlist. You’ll receive an email whenever access to the AI chatbot is available for your country.
Start Using Anthropic’s Claude AI
Anthropic’s Claude AI is ready to answer your questions, help you write code, have casual conversations, and get plenty of things done. It is quite impressive in its abilities and represents a solid alternative to any of the major AI chatbots.
If you’re looking for an AI chatbot that feels uniquely balances usefulness and personality with lots of possibilities, Claude is a solid choice. But there are plenty of other AI chatbots you can use if you’d rather an alternative.