OpenAI Rival Anthropic Launches Claude in Europe

| Updated on May 15, 2024

The Google-backed AI startup Anthropic has launched its AI chatbot Claude in European regions. The company announced its subscription plans in Europe, a more tightly regulated market that challenged its rivals like OpenAI. 

Anthropic is looking to boost its user base and revenue which is why they are launching it in Europe. The company said that its basic offering already has some traction in the finance and hospitality sectors across Europe. 

Anthropic announced this development in a Press Release. This new offering joins the Claude API, which was launched in Europe earlier this year, and allows developers to use AI models in their products. 

“Claude has strong levels of comprehension and fluency in French, German, Spanish, Italian, and other European languages, allowing users to converse with Claude in multiple languages. Claude’s intuitive, user-friendly interface makes it easy for anyone to seamlessly integrate our advanced AI models into their workflows,” Anthropic said in the press release.

Anthropic CEO Dario Amodei told Bloomberg that its partners, Amazon and Google helped them to comply with the EU regulations. 

He also said, “I can’t wait to see what European people and companies will be able to create with Claude.”

In Europe, the laws for AI are more strict than anywhere else in the world. Europe has a greater emphasis on ethics compared to the United States and China. 

Slowly but surely, Europe has been embracing AI in critical sectors like healthcare and government. 

Earlier this month, the company added it’s smartphone app and new subscription plan for enterprise users to the offerings. 

Now, Anthropic can compete with rivals like ChatGPT and Gemini. The AI industry is now seeing intense competition and it is good news for users. 

Himanshu Kumar

Tech and Software Writer