With this partnership, the e-commerce and cloud giant will take a minority stake in Anthropic, which has developed Claude, a chatbot competing with ChatGPT, Open AI's popular artificial intelligence tool.

For its part, Anthropic will use chips from Amazon Web Service (AWS) – the world's largest cloud company – developed specifically for building machine learning models.

The key to this agreement, according to Amazon, is the acceleration of Anthropic's future chatbot models, to which AWS users will have access.

The so-called "generative" artificial intelligence, capable of generating new content from training data, whets the appetites of internet giants. A few days ago, Amazon announced that its virtual assistant Alexa would be equipped with AI.

Microsoft said last Thursday that it would integrate OpenAI's new generative artificial intelligence interface into its Bing search engine.

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