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Anthropic Claude 3 vs ChatGPT 4: Raging AI Battle of 2024

Abhishek Agrawal
By Abhishek A Agrawal
July 10, 2024
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    Have you ever used AI to brainstorm a story idea or get help with a complex problem? 

    That’s how 100 million people across 185 countries use ChatGPT every week. 

    But, with growing AI capabilities, concerns regarding their potential risks do arise.  That’s where Anthropic’s Claude 3 seems to be promising. It takes a different approach, focusing on safety and what they call “constitutional training.”  

    With ChatGPT 4 reigning supreme in the AI world till now, is Claude 3 all set to give it a tough fight?

    Let’s find out!

    What is the main difference between Claude 3 and ChatGPT 4

    The main difference between Claude 3 and ChatGPT4 is that of the ‘Constitutional AI’ model used by Claude 3

    This model:

    • Emphasizes safety, transparency, and ethical AI principles while generating the output
    • Reduces the risks of Claude 3 being misused or producing unintended harmful outcomes
    • Focuses on developing AI that augments and empowers humans, rather than replacing or superseding them.

    However, this Constitutional AI approach in Claude 3 may come at the cost of some limitations compared to ChatGPT 4:

    • Potentially reduced capabilities and flexibility 
    • Narrower knowledge scope due to careful curation of training data.
    • Less creativity and divergent thinking capabilities.
    • More complex user experience.
    • Slower development and deployment of new features.

    In contrast, ChatGPT 4 may offer greater raw capabilities and a more seamless user experience, but with potentially less emphasis on safety and ethical constraints compared to Claude 3.

    So, while Claude 3’s Constitutional AI approach prioritizes safety and alignment, it may come at the cost of some performance limitations relative to the more open-ended design of ChatGPT 4.

    With both AI powerhouses on the table, let’s now dive into a head-to-head comparison.

    What is ChatGPT 4

    ChatGPT 4 is OpenAI’s flagship LLM (Large Language Model) that brought in a major technological shift!

    Launched in March 2023, it quickly gained recognition for:

    • Processing and generating images, videos, and audio alongside text
    • Comprehensive and contextual responses
    • Language translations,
    • Improved knowledge base , understanding, and
    • Enhanced security
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    Millions of freelancers and businesses are integrating ChatGPT with other apps to optimize their workflows and improve productivity.

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    What is Claude 3 AI

    Claude is a family of foundational AI models (i.e LLMs – Large Language Models) by Anthropic, similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

    Claude 3 is their flagship model that was launched in March 2024. As per the news shared by Anthropic, it is said to outperform many of its competitors like ChatGPT4 on several benchmarks.

    A context window of 200K increases its capability of processing much more than other players in the market like ChatGPT.

    200K is HUGE! It’s almost like having 20 full-length novels in a single chat!!!

    Also, unlike other models which are solely trained on data, Claude is said to have undergone “constitutional AI” training methodology. It means that along with data, the model has been trained for:

    • Core Principles and values
    • Honesty
    • Ethics, and is
    • Aligned with human preferences
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    Getting Started with Claude 3 and the Claude 3 API

    There are 2 ways to get started with Claude 3:

    1. Public Claude Website (claude.ai): Its a user-friendly interface where you can directly chat with Claude for brainstorming ideas, analyzing images, processing long documents, etc.
      By default, it provides you access to a free version, and for advanced features you can subscribe for their pro-plan @$20/month
    2. Claude 3 API (for Developers) : Anthropic provides API access so that developers and businesses can integrate Claude into their apps, services, and software solutions.

    Claude 3 vs ChatGPT 4: Feature Comparison

    ChatGPT 4 has ruled the AI world for a while, but is Claude 3 all set to dethrone it?

    Let’s put them in the ring for a feature face-off 👇

    Feature Claude 3 ChatGPT 4
    Training Approach Data Model + Constitutional Model Data Model
    Context Window (Word count) 200K to 1 Million (for specific use cases) 64K
    Data Processing Can retain a larger number of conversations and process large amounts of data quickly and effectively Limited data processing compared to Claude 3.
    Multimodal Capabilities Can process text and images Can process and generate images, videos, and audio
    Web Browsing
    Voice Interaction
    Image Generation
    Mobile App
    Customization Limited customization with help of prompt Library Extensive customization with GPTs
    Privacy Concerns Does not save conversations, removes data within 90 days. Conversations saved for model training. (However, you can disable it)
    Best suited for Applications requiring strong ethical constraints, transparency and prioritization of safety over performance Applications demanding cutting-edge multimodal capabilities, seamless user experiences and rapid integrated AI/ML model development

    Also, as per the report shared by Anthropic, the Opus model of Claude 3 family is said to outperform its peers including ChatGPT4 on most of the common evaluation benchmarks for AI systems 👇

    All in all,  you can:

    • Opt for Claude 3 if security, transparency and ethical constraints are your topmost priority. It is also a good choice when you want to process large amounts of data quickly and effectively.
    • Go for ChatGPT 4 if you require cutting-edge multimodal features like processing and generating images, videos, and audio, along with capabilities like web browsing, voice interaction, and a mobile app. ChatGPT 4 is better suited for applications demanding seamless user experiences and rapid integrated AI/ML model development

    But  don’t just fall for the features, check out the pricing before you move ahead.

    Claude 3 vs ChatGPT 4 Pricing

    The basic pricing for the chatbots of both models are fairly comparable.

    However, ChatGPT4 offers flexibility with its higher plans best suited for teams and enterprises.

    Plan Claude 3 ChatGPT 4
    Free Limited Free Plan
    (Model: Sonnet)
    No Free Plan for ChatGPT4 Unlimited Free plan for ChatGPT3.5
    Paid Claude Pro: $20/month
    (Model: Opus)
    Plus:
    $20per user billed monthly
    Team:
    $25per user / month billed annually
    $30 per user / month billed monthly
    Enterprise:
    Custom pricing

    Now let’s compare the pricing of both the models against their API.

    Note: There is no ChatGPT API directly available for use. You need to purchase the API of OpenAI and then use it for text completions to get the ChatGPT4 output.

    API Cost Input ($/million tokens) Output ($/million tokens)
    Claude 3
    Haiku $0.25 $1.25
    Sonnet $3 $15
    Opus $15 $75
    ChatGPT4
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    $10.00 $30.00
    gpt-4 $30.00 $30.00
    gpt-4-32k $60.00 $120.00

    To summarize:

    • For individual users, Claude 3 (Opus model) and ChatGPT 4 (Plus plan) have comparable monthly pricing at $20 per user.
    • For teams and enterprises, ChatGPT 4 offers more flexibility with its higher-tier plans (Team and Enterprise), while Claude 3 currently has only one paid plan (Claude Pro).
    • In terms of API pricing, Claude 3’s Opus model is more cost-effective for both input and output compared to ChatGPT 4’s models, especially for larger volumes of text.

    Now that we have compared both the chatbots based on their features and pricing, it will be easy to select the required AI titan.

    In case you opt for Claude 3, there are 3 models that you can choose from. 👇

    Claude 3 Haiku vs Sonnet vs Opus: Which one to go for

    Claude 3 Haiku Claude 3 Sonnet Claude 3 Opus
    Feature Fastest and compact model Balanced model Most intelligent model
    Focus Speed & Cost-Effectiveness Balance of Speed & Intelligence Best-in-Market Performance
    Context Window 200K 200K 200K and 1Million (for specific use cases)
    Best suited for -Customer interactions
    -Translations
    -Content moderation
    -Knowledge extraction from unstructured data
    -Large data Processing
    -RAG
    -Sales and Marketing stuff
    -Coding
    -Parsing text from images
    -Task automation
    -Research and Development
    -Advanced analysis and strategic decisions
    Complexity Less complex tasks Moderately complex tasks Highly complex tasks
    API Cost
    Input $/million tokens | Output $/million tokens
    $0.25 | $1.25 $3 | $15 $15 | $75

    With 3 models at your disposal, choose the best one considering the factors:

    • Tasks: What tasks do you need the AI to perform (e.g., writing, translation, data analysis)?
    • AI Capability: How advanced or intelligent does the AI need to be?
    • Budget: How much are you willing to spend?

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    How do I get access to Claude AI?

    Currently, Claude AI is accessible across 159 countries.

    You access it via:

    • Chat (claude.ai) : To use the Claude AI’s chatbot-
      • Click the ‘Try Claude’ button on the homepage
      • Create an account using a valid email-id/Gmail
      • By default you are on limited free plan (powered by the Sonnet model)
      • You can opt for the Pro plan (powered by Opus model) at $20/month (excluding taxes)
    • Claude App for Slack: You need to install the Claude app for Slack (available only in the Enterprise grid). To do so:
      • Visit the Claude App for Slack and click “Add to Slack”.
      • Select the workspace to install Claude and give the required permissions
      • Once installed, Claude appears as a bot user in the Slack workspace.
      • You can then interact with it by:
        • Direct messaging @Claude: Opens a DM channel between the user and Claude where you can chat.
        • Mentioning @Claude in any public channel: For Claude to respond to commands and questions in the channel.
        • Using slash commands like /Claude help: this will trigger Claude to respond with information on how to use its capabilities.
      • Once installed, all members of that Slack workspace will have access to use Claude. The installation only needs to be done once per workspace.
    • API (currently in closed beta): To build apps with the Claude API, you need to create an account at console.anthropic.com. The Console is where you can:
      • Create API keys,
      • Add users to your team,
      • Set up billing, and
      • Experiment with Claude on the Workbench.

      To start with, you can claim a $5 free credit having an expiry of 14 days and there are 2 plans offered for API access:

      Build Plan – For Pre-paid credits
      Scale Plan – For custom rate

    How do I get access to ChatGPT?

    To access ChatGPT, you can use either of the 2 ways:

    • chat.openai.com (the chatbot):  ChatGPT now allows you access without creating an account as well. So you can directly start generating the required outputs right away. By default, you get access to the ChatGPT3.5 model. But, to get access to ChatGPT4/Plus, you will have to create an account that costs $20/month (excluding taxes):
      • Go over to the link and click the ‘Sign up’ button
      • You can sign up using your email/Google/Microsoft/Apple account
      • Verify your email and you are ready to start using the AI tool!
    • API: To access the API, you need to visit the OpenAI Platform and sign up or log in
      • You can then use OpenAI API to create an intelligence layer in applications, powered by its state-of-the-art models.
      • The Chat Completions endpoint powers ChatGPT and provides a simple way to take text as input and use a model like GPT-4 to generate an output.
      • ChatGPT Plus subscription does not include access to the ChatGPT API and are billed separately (Refer the Pricing section above for OpenAI-API pricing)

    How do I use Claude 3 AI?

    To use the Claude 3 AI,  you need to access the chat interface of Claude (claude.ai).

    • Create your account  and login  
    • Use the interactive interface to either
      • Upload a doc/image, or
      • Write a chat message
    • Keep going with the interaction until you get the desired result.

    You can further integrate Claude AI with over 1100+ apps using Integrately and automate workflows like:

    • Generate Blog Posts
    • Post social media snippets
    • Send emails and newsletters
    • Quickly summarize long texts
    • Provide efficient customer service
    • Schedule tasks and meetings

    And so much more!

    How do I use ChatGPT 4?

    As like Claude 3, even ChatGPT 4 provides a chat interface, where you can interact by typing messages.

    You need not create an account to access ChatGPT3.5 – that’s available for free.

    But to access ChatGPT 4, you need a paid account that starts from $20/month.

    Once you login to the account, you can:

    Furthermore, there are several ready to use ChatGPT integrations that help increase your productivity by automating tasks like:

    • Customer Support
    • Content creation and curation
    • Lead qualification
    • Social Media Marketing
    • Product descriptions, and many more!

    Which type of generative AI model does Claude and ChatGPT use?

    The specific details of the generative AI models used by Claude 3 and ChatGPT are not publicly disclosed. However, they are likely based on architectures like Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPTs).

    It’s a type of artificial intelligence (AI) model that’s particularly good at processing and generating text.

    Underlying Technology: Transformer Architecture

    • GPT models are built on the Transformer architecture, a powerful neural network design for natural language processing (NLP) tasks.
    • Unlike traditional models that process text word by word, Transformers can analyze all the words in a sentence simultaneously. This allows them to capture complex relationships between words and generate better outputs.
    • A key component of the Transformer is the self-attention mechanism that lets it focus on 
    • specific parts of the input text that are most relevant to the task at hand.

    Training Process

    • GPT models are trained on massive datasets of text and code. This helps them learn the statistical patterns of language, including grammar, syntax, and how words are used in context.
    • The training process involves feeding the model with text snippets and asking it to predict the next word, sentence, or even complete a specific task.
    • With each prediction, the model’s internal parameters are adjusted to improve its accuracy over time. This process continues until the model reaches a desired level of performance.

    Once trained, these models can then perform a wide variety of tasks like generating text, translating languages, answering questions, etc.

    Bottom Line

    Anthropic’s Claude 3 and OpenAI’s ChatGPT 4 are both powerful AI models, but they have different approaches and strengths. 

    Claude 3 prioritizes safety and ethical considerations through its “constitutional AI” training, while ChatGPT 4 focuses on raw capabilities and user experience. 

    Claude 3 excels in graduate-level reasoning, math solving, and multilingual tasks, but may have limitations in creativity and flexibility. 

    ChatGPT 4 offers more extensive capabilities, including image and video processing, but may have less emphasis on safety and ethical constraints. 

    Ultimately, the choice between Claude 3 and ChatGPT 4 depends on your specific needs and priorities.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Claude 3 as good as ChatGPT 4?

    Claude 3 is said to be as good as ChatGPT4 or even better as per benchmark report shared by Anthropic.

    Is Claude based on ChatGPT?

    No. Claude is not based on ChatGPT. It is a separate AI assistant created by Anthropic likely having different underlying architecture and training data.

    Is Claude 3 more powerful than ChatGPT 4?

    Claude 3 is more powerful than ChatGPT4 as per the benchmark report shared by Anthropic on their website.

    Is Claude 3 better than ChatGPT 4?

    Claude 3 is better than ChatGPT4 in terms of graduate level reasoning, math solving, multilingual math, code,and mixed evaluations. This has been mentioned in the benchmark report shared by Anthropic.

    Is Claude 3 AI more accurate than ChatGPT 4?

    ‘Claude 3 AI is more accurate than ChatGPT 4’ would be a vague statement. We can rather say that Claude 3 is more safe than ChatGPT4 as it is not just trained on data but on a constitutional model as well. This model focuses on ethics, safety and human values to generate safer output.
    Abhishek Agrawal
    Author - Abhishek A Agrawal
    Abhishek is the founder of Integrately, CompanyHub, and Dreamwares. He is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship. He is always looking to leverage technology for the growth of the business. He has a deep understanding of how businesses work and uses this knowledge to build products that help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
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