😺 ChatGPT Plus vs. Claude Pro!

PLUS: Microsoft makes a bold promise.

Welcome, humans.

Does anyone still use Threads? Their launch mirrored that of the squatty potty: tried for a week in the name of "wellness," only to revert to familiar old habits (hello again, Twitter).

Here’s what you need to know about AI today:

  • Anthropic launched its subscription offering: Claude Pro.

  • Microsoft will take the legal blame for Copilot users who get sued over infringement.

  • Three big categories of YC AI startups: sales, finance, and education!

  • Slack will be able to summarize channels & threads this winter.

Anthropic Launches Claude Pro, A Rival To ChatGPT Plus.

Claude launched its own version of ChatGPT Plus: Claude Pro.

For context, Claude 2 is the next-best option after ChatGPT-4. Its superpower is that it can “read” and distill huge PDF documents. Plus, it’s more concise than ChatGPT’s English major energy.

The pro version is just Claude 2 with 5x more usage and priority access at $20/month. Given their similarities, we suggest opting for either Claude Pro or ChatGPT Plus, much like you’d decide between Spotify and Apple Music.

tl;dr on Claude Pro vs. ChatGPT Plus: choose Claude if your job involves sifting through expansive documents (think research assistants or lawyers). Otherwise ChatGPT-4 and the free version of Claude 2 should suffice.

Now, for a human-touched comparison of these AI titans:

And here’s how we personally use each in our workflow at The Neuron:

  1. Claude 2 to summarize longer research and reports.

  2. ChatGPT-4 to brainstorm, draw parallels, and refine our content.


All Your AI Data Questions, Answered.

If your business doesn’t know the answers to these questions…

  • Is it safe to upload your data to ChatGPT?

  • Is it legal to use datasets with pirated content?

  • Is our AI in compliance with GDPR, CCPA, and other regulations?

Mark your calendar for September 21st @ 11am-12pm EST.

Data safety experts Michael Rispin, Ander Steele, and Anjana Harve will tell you exactly what you need to know about synthetic data, legal pitfalls, and how not to take on excessive risk.

Microsoft’s Got Your Back On Any AI Legal Issues.

Microsoft says it’ll cover your costs if your business faces legal trouble from using their AI products.

Ring a bell? A few months ago, Adobe made a similar promise for its AI design tool, Firefly.

Here's the lowdown on AI and legal challenges:

  • AI companies (GitHub Copilot, Midjourney, OpenAI) are getting sued for using creative content without permission.

  • This has spooked some companies off generative AI products entirely.

  • But Big Tech is so confident in generative AI (and eager for your business) that they're setting aside a legal kitty just for you — if you sign on the dotted line.

It’s kind of like how credit card companies vowing cardholders won't be responsible for the bill after a theft.

Why it matters: The legal landscape is murky at best. Every attorney we've consulted is still on the fence about generative AI and copyright nuances.

What is settled? Enterprises want 100% certainty that they aren’t dabbling with any shady — or illegal — AI models.

For now, just imagine your favorite Big Tech CEO singing a Rihanna classic: 🎵 you can stand under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh 🎵

Around the Horn.

  • Slack’s AI will be able to recap channels and threads this winter.

  • Y Combinator’s latest batch has 66 AI startups, with many in sales, finance, and education.

  • Google will require disclosures for political ads that use AI.

  • ChatGPT continues to struggle in non-English languages that aren’t as widespread.

  • IBM is bringing new models and capabilities to Watsonx.

Treat To Try.

Story #1: You dial a company → dead silence → that's it.

Story #2: You dial a company → dead silence → then an AI messages you asking about the services you need.

That’s Twine, a messaging bot for SMBs. Cool, right?

We curated the top 27 tools you need for work in our “Top Tools For Business”!

Friday Faculty

  1. 14 engineering, content, & GTM roles @ Speak (SF & remote).

  2. ~40 open roles @ Anthropic/Claude (global).

  3. Full stack engineer @ Tavus (remote).

  4. Founding AI Engineer @ Gleen (SF).

  5. SVP of Sales @ Voxel (Bay Area).

A Cat's Commentary.

That’s all for today, for more AI treats, check out our website. Have a great weekend!

See you cool cats on Twitter: @nonmayorpete & @noahedelman02

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