Former OpenAI employees prepare a constitution for an AI!

Former employees have decided to found their own startup, Anthropic, to develop a more responsible approach to (AI). With their chatbot, Claude, built according to their “constitutional” method, they managed to get funding from as well as the attention of US President Joe Biden. This new approach puts forward ethical and moral values that are included in their “constitution”.

Explicit ethical principles for a more responsible AI

Anthropic's chatbot has been trained using its own “constitution” that is intended to guide its behavior by adhering to certain values and ethical principles. Unlike other chatbots that simply react to the comments of humans involved in its training, Claude uses a more explicit method for its behavior. This method takes into account the principles of public sources such as the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 's privacy policy. It is also based on the ideologies of AI research labs, such as Deepmind's Sparrow principles. Claude's “constitution” instructs him to always choose the response that is most opposed to torture, slavery, cruelty, inhumane or degrading treatment, while avoiding stereotypes or harmful generalizing statements about groups of people.

Anthropic: a more transparent, yet effective approach

Anthropic does not claim that its “constitution” is the final solution for more responsible AI, but it does believe that it represents a transparent and explicit starting point for the AI community. Claude does not consider each principle every time he gives an answer, but he has considered each principle many times during his training, which allows him to make choices that are better suited to specific situations. While Anthropic continues to explore ways to produce a more democratic constitution for Claude, it also plans to offer customizable constitutions for specific use cases.

Anthropic: an ethical and responsible startup that's getting attention

Although much less well known than its competitors, Anthropic is starting to stand out in the industry. It received $300 million in funding from Google, and the White House gave it a lot of attention in a meeting to discuss ethics and in AI. Anthropic also announced a Claude integration with Slack. With their ethical and responsible approach, they are confident that they will attract more attention from policymakers, who are increasingly aware of the importance of ethical values in AI.

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