Tutorial — Anthropic API
Anthropic API offers early-access to cutting-edge Large Language Models (LLMs) by the highly-cited AI research team.
Anthropic researchers have shaped the recent progress in AI research including: Scaling laws¹, GPT-3², CLIP³ and the RLHF⁴ and RLAIF⁵. The recent paper on AI safety⁶ is a must read. I covered recently as well Pretraining with Human Feedback⁶.
It seems obvious, that Anthropic is well positioned to continue developing State-of-the-Art (SOTA) models in the future. However, I will not cover in this article about their research, but their early-access API.
I will help to get started with the Anthropic API, models available, getting started with the API and few prompt engineering examples.
Let’s get started!
The simplest option to experience Claude chatbot is through Slack- and Poe-apps. Once you obtain the access, I can use Claude directly from the Claude console.
Anthropic API offers developers the possibility to integrate LLMs inside workflows. The evaluation access is currently free. Anybody can request early access to Anthropic API. I remind not to use confidential or sensitive information on the evaluation use. Commercial usage is separately agreed with Anthropic sales.
Anthropic API supports currently context window of approximately: 8k tokens. Input prompt tokens are cheaper than the output tokens.
Let’s build our first prompt!