New Claude AI Features and How to Get Them Free

The new model is "ideal for complex tasks such as context-sensitive customer support and orchestrating multi-step workflows."

Which is the best AI chatbot? Claude is making its case, with Anthropic announcing an array of updates and new features that will have you dropping ChatGPT before you know it.

Claude has been in the fight for chatbot supremacy for a few years now. The company behind it, Anthropic, was the self-proclaimed ethical approach to AI, with many contributors from other competitors opting for the startup over the big time.

Now, Claude is announcing another upgrade that definitely sets itself apart as a clear favorite, at least for certain users.

Claude 3.5 Sonnet – Better and Faster

Announced in a blog post from Anthropic, the newest model for the popular chatbot — dubbed Claude 3.5 Sonnet — is quite impressive, sporting new features and improved functionality for all users.

For starters, Claude 3.5 Sonnet greatly improves its responses, “grasping nuance, humor, and complex instructions” much better than it s predecessor. On top of that, it’s significantly faster than its predecessor at responding. How much faster, you ask?

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“Claude 3.5 Sonnet operates at twice the speed of Claude 3 Opus. This performance boost, combined with cost-effective pricing, makes Claude 3.5 Sonnet ideal for complex tasks such as context-sensitive customer support and orchestrating multi-step workflows.” – Anthropic blog post

Suffice to say, Claude is on the up and up, but there is a lot more to the update than simple functionality improvements.

What Is Artifacts on

On top of that performance improvements available in Claude 3.5 Sonnet, Anthropic has announced a new feature called Artifacts. The new feature provides a window to the side of your conversation, showing all of the “code snippets, text documents, or website designs” in real-time to help you visualize your workflow.

“This preview feature marks Claude’s evolution from a conversational AI to a collaborative work environment. It’s just the beginning of a broader vision for, which will soon expand to support team collaboration.” – Anthropic blog post

For a better idea of how Artifacts will work, take a look at the video from Anthropic below and give it a try for yourself.

How to Use Claude 3.5 Sonnet

Given the improvements to the functionality and the usefulness of the Artifacts feature, you’re probably thinking the Claude 3.5 Sonnet is going to cost you a pretty penny to gain access.

Well, you’re in luck, because all this new functionality is completely free for both and the Claude iOS app. Simply download the latest update, and you’ll be ready to take advantage of all these new features.

It’s worth noting, however, that if you opt for the paid version, you’ll get access to Claude 3.5 Sonnet “with significantly higher rate limits,” so if you plan on using it often, it could be worth the investment.

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