If you’ve been paying attention to the generative AI world as of late, you’ve probably already heard about Claude 2, a new chatbot similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Where ChatGPT gained a lot of publicity as the first major alternative, Claude 2 has done a lot to differentiate itself against ChatGPT. Now that Anthropic is offering Cloud Pro, I think it’s time to cancel my ChatGPT Plus subscription.
Don’t get me wrong, ChatGPT can be really helpful. We’ve seen time and time again how it helps generate new ideas for online content creators (you’ve probably seen thousands of tweets and LinkedIn posts about it), and our own Chris Smith has seen success using ChatGPT for different things, like planning. A half marathon.
But ChatGPT has a lot of limitations, even when you pay for ChatGPT Plus, the premium access version of the chatbot. Fortunately, Claud 2 fills in the blanks in several places. While it’s not perfect, filling in the blanks makes it more likely to earn my monthly subscription fee.
So, what exactly makes Cloud Pro different from ChatGPT Plus? Well, for starters, it really comes down to what the Cloud 2 is capable of. See, the premium subscription versions of ChatGPT Plus and Claude 2 give you more access to bots. ChatGPT also gives you access to OpenAI’s generative AI, the latest version of GPT.
Cloud 2, on the other hand, focuses on giving you more of what you’ve got with a generative AI bot, and that’s good enough for me. Cloud 2 is also more ethical than ChatGPT, as Anthropic wants to hold itself to a higher standard than other AI systems.
That’s not to say that ChatGPT and others don’t care about ethics because they do, but Claude 2 is less likely to allow the unlimited freedom that ChatGPT does for worse media. You might consider that a negative, but to me it’s more of a positive.
Cloud 2 also comes out of the box with the ability to read and analyze uploaded files. It can process more words than ChatGPT, a benefit that improves with a monthly subscription to Cloud Pro. And because it’s more up-to-date than ChatGPT, it can provide information up to December 2022.
Finally, if you plan to use Generative AI often, paying the subscription fee for ChatGPT Plus or Claude Pro might be worth it. In this instance, I think I’d put my money on what Anthropic is doing.