TechCrunch Minute: Amazon bets $4B on Anthropic’s success

The current wave of AI is a never-ending barrage of news. To understand what I mean, ask yourself how much time you spent considering that Amazon invested another $2.75 billion in Anthropic AI last week. RIGHT?

We are used to the influx of capital that is now common in the AI ​​sector, although the figures published in the newspapers are getting even higher. Sure, Amazon is pumping money into Anthropic, but single-digit billions are just chump change compared to what some companies have planned. Hell, even small tech companies – compared to true giants – spend to stay ahead.

As we digest the latest from Amazon, let’s take a quick look back at some of the biggest AI cycles of the past few quarters and ask ourselves why we’re big tech bodies busy with our checkbooks.


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