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Introducing Claude 3.5 Sonnet: A Leap in AI Intelligence

The Gist

• Enhanced Speed: Claude 3.5 Sonnet functions at double the speed of the previous version, improving performance for intricate tasks.

• Real-Time Collaboration: Artifacts allow users to modify and expand on AI-generated content, facilitating dynamic work environments.

• Improved Coding Capabilities: Claude 3.5 Sonnet provides advanced reasoning for coding tasks, enhancing the accuracy of code translations and updates.

The Claude Model Family: A Symphony of AI

Before exploring the details of Claude 3.5 Sonnet, let's first know about the wider Claude model family. We know that Anthropic designs unique models each suited to specific applications.

Exploring the Frontier of AI with Claude 3.5 Sonnet

ModelFocusIdeal Use Cases
Claude 3 HaikuUltra-fast execution of simple tasksQuick responses, swift data retrieval
Claude 3 SonnetAdvanced reasoning and moderately complex tasksDetailed customer inquiries, intricate data analysis
Claude 3 OpusHandling extensive, multi-step tasks with precisionHigher-order mathematics, sophisticated coding, precise vision analysis

This layered strategy allows users to choose the model that fits their requirements and budget, ranging from quick data access to complex problem resolution.

Anthropic's Claude 3.5 Sonnet arrived just months after Claude 3, promising to outperform AI competitors with enhanced speed and sophisticated reasoning.

The launch of Claude 3.5 Sonnet by Anthropic is indeed a milestone in the worlds of AI. Antrophic is known for setting new industry benchmarks in graduate-level reasoning (GPQA), undergraduate-level knowledge (MMLU), and coding proficiency (HumanEval), this model is not just faster but smarter. Operating at twice the speed of its predecessor, Claude 3 Opus, Sonnet is revolutionising tasks that require deep understanding and complex problem-solving capabilities.

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Recent AI developments have largely focused on GPT-4 from ChatGPT, Apple's integration of ChatGPT with Siri, and Google’s advancements in Gemini applications as highlighted at Google I/O.

Yet, Anthropic is challenging the limelight OpenAI and Google have enjoyed by unveiling an upgrade to its AI system, Claude. This new iteration, Claude 3.5 Sonnet, which follows just three months after the release of the Claude 3 model family, aims to surpass all its competitors in AI performance.

Thomas Laird, CEO of Expivia, a contact center outsourcing firm, expressed strong sentiments on LinkedIn: "Anthropic is outperforming OpenAI at the moment," he claimed. "Although it’s early in the game and we're just past the starting line, Claude is already outpacing ChatGPT. The only issue is their smaller marketing budget, which leaves many people unaware."

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What's New with Claude 3.5 Sonnet?

A Quick Overview Claude 3.5 Sonnet is now out and is free to use via the website and its iOS app. For those who think they need it more, there are Pro and Team plans offering higher usage limits and priority during peak times.

Faster and Smarter Sonnet doubles the speed of its predecessor, Claude 3 Opus, making it perfect for detailed and complex tasks. Whether it's giving tailored customer support or managing intricate, multi-step workflows, Sonnet handles it all the perfect way. Its ability to understand and respond to nuanced, humorous, and detailed instructions makes it a top choice for creating engaging and relatable content.

87f128e401cc4f908846821764698dcf (1).webp Advanced Coding Skills In coding challenges, Sonnet has shown remarkable skills, successfully solving 64% of problems in tests— a big jump from the 38% solved by its predecessor. It can now autonomously write, edit, and execute code, which is especially handy for updating old software or transferring code from one system to another smoothly and without issues. This makes Sonnet not just faster but also smarter and more reliable for technical tasks, all while being cost-effective.

Use Cases and Applications

Here are the few use cases for Claude 3.5 Sonnet which people around the world have shared:

1. Transforming Research Papers

Claude 3.5 Sonnet transformed a research paper into an interactive learning dashboard in just 30 seconds. It can go beyond the capabilities of GPT-4o, Gemini Pro, Llama, and other existing LLMs. People on X have to say that Education with AI will never be the same as it was. Check out the post below to know more.


2. Complex Code Simulation

Claude 3.5 Sonnet can write 265 lines of code to simulate a complex n-body particle system with wormholes and blackholes and visualize the animation right there. Most graduates from even Stanford / MIT wouldn't be able to write this in 1 hour.

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3. Daily Research Reports

Since YC ended, Max Brodeur-Urbas had 10+ demo calls a day. Every morning, Claude 3.5 Sonnet sends detailed research reports about everyone he had to meeting. For more details check out the post below

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4. Autopilot AI Marketing Agent

People around the internet are saying that they have built an AI agent that does marketing for them on autopilot! It searches Reddit for relevant posts, provides valuable responses to users, and promotes their product in a subtle and natural way.


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5. Interactive and Customizable Game and Animation

Claude 3.5 Sonnet offers versatile capabilities to create interactive and engaging content, including 3D games and custom animations. This tool allows you to develop fully functional 3D Doom games, generate custom animations for any topic, and create interactive memory games effortlessly.

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6. Object Recognition Using TensorFlow

Claude 3.5 Sonnet can assist in creating object recognition systems using TensorFlow.

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7. Creating Slides

Generate professional slides effortlessly with Claude 3.5 Sonnet.

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8. Artifacts Feature

Utilize the artifacts feature in Claude 3.5 Sonnet for better data management and visualization.

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9. Fully Functional Web Apps

Create fully functional web applications using Claude 3.5 Sonnet.

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By integrating Claude 3.5 Sonnet into your workflow, you can achieve unprecedented efficiency and innovation in various domains, from education and marketing to complex coding and interactive content creation.

Sonnet 3.5 vs Opus 3: a Clear Upgrade

The release of Claude 3.5 Sonnet by Anthropic shows impressive improvements over Claude 3 Opus, especially when it comes to challenge the model's ability to understand, implement, and creatively solve real-world problems. To better understand the advancements made, we compare Claude 3.5 Sonnet against Claude 3 Opus across several benchmarks and evaluations that test their coding abilities, information retrieval skills, and responsiveness to human feedback. This comparison table below aims at highlight the enhanced capabilities of the newer model in handling sophisticated tasks.

EvaluationClaude 3 OpusClaude 3.5 SonnetRemarks
Agentic Coding38%64%Claude 3.5 Sonnet shows a significant improvement over Claude 3 Opus, indicating enhanced capabilities in real-world coding tasks.
Needle in a HaystackNear-perfect recallNear-perfect recallBoth models perform excellently in retrieving specific information from large text bodies, with no notable difference in performance.
Human Feedback EvaluationsVaried win ratesHigh win ratesClaude 3.5 Sonnet demonstrated substantial improvements across tasks like coding, document processing, creative writing, and vision, outperforming Claude 3 Opus.
Domain ExpertiseModerateHighClaude 3.5 Sonnet excels in domains like Law, Finance, and Philosophy, suggesting it is more suited for professional use in these areas.

Claude 3.5 Sonnet substantially outperforms Claude 3 Opus across several benchmarks, showcasing marked enhancements in coding, task handling, and domain-specific expertise. These advancements make Claude 3.5 Sonnet an invaluable asset for professionals leveraging AI to tackle complex and nuanced challenges.

AI Model Performance Comparison

As of now we know that Claude 3.5 Sonnet from Anthropic has significantly surpassed its predecessor, the Claude 3 Opus, being twice as fast and five times more cost-effective. It retains a large 200K context window, larger than the 128K of GPT-4o, and excels in complex tasks like context-sensitive customer support and managing multi-step workflows.

Anthropic reports that Claude 3.5 Sonnet has shown excellent performance in reasoning, coding, and writing high-quality, naturally toned content. below we have also compared Claude 3.5 Sonnet with GPT-4o across various tasks, including data extraction from legal contracts, customer ticket classification, and verbal reasoning in math riddles.

Results show:

Data Extraction: Both models achieved 60-80% accuracy but neither dominated.

Ticket Classification: Claude 3.5 Sonnet reached a 72% mean accuracy, slightly better than GPT-4o’s 65%, though GPT-4o led slightly in precision (86.21% vs. 85%).

Verbal Reasoning: GPT-4o performed better, especially in calculations and antonyms, with 69% accuracy. Claude 3.5 Sonnet, while good at analogy questions, struggled with numerical data, showing only 44% accuracy.

Code Generation Comparison: In addition to the HumanEval benchmark, researchers carried out targeted coding tests to evaluate Claude 3.5 Sonnet and GPT-4o:

Test CaseClaude 3.5 SonnetGPT-4o
Python Code Generation (email address from name and domain)Generated multiple email address patternsGenerated one email address pattern
Web Page Creation (simple personal portfolio)Created a visually appealing web page with minimal informationGenerated a basic web page lacking visual appeal
API Query Generation (cURL for Dall-E-3 image generation)Directly generated a cURL and returned a resultGenerated a bash script requiring additional steps

From these assessments, Claude 3.5 Sonnet showed a superior performance in code generation, producing the anticipated results with fewer follow-up prompts required. Nonetheless, the comparison between URL and bash script remains contentious, as GPT-4o’s response included extra error checking features, underscoring the necessity of specific criteria for evaluating tasks.

Our analysis focuses on comparing Claude 3.5 Sonnet with GPT-4o using benchmarks, community data, and our experiments. We explore their latency, throughput, and performance on standard benchmarks.

Latency and Throughput:

Claude 3.5 Sonnet is faster than Claude 3 Opus but still slower than GPT-4o in terms of latency. Its throughput has improved, roughly 3.43 times that of its predecessor, now comparable to GPT-4o’s.

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Benchmark data highlights Claude 3.5 Sonnet's strengths in graduate-level reasoning and multilingual math, leading with a 91.6% score in the latter. It also leads in reasoning over text with an 87.1% performance, outpacing other models including Llama-400b.

The table below compares the performance of various AI models across different metrics of reasoning, knowledge, coding, multilingual math, and more:

MetricClaude 3.5 SonnetClaude 3 OpusGPT-4oGemini 1.5 ProLlama-400b (early snapshot)
Graduate level reasoning (GPQA, Diamond)59.4% (0-shot CoT)50.4% (0-shot CoT)53.6% (0-shot CoT)
Undergraduate level knowledge (MMLU)88.7%* (5-shot), 88.3% (0-shot CoT)86.8% (5-shot), 85.7% (0-shot CoT)85.9% (5-shot)86.1% (5-shot)
Code (HumanEval)92.0% (0-shot)84.9% (0-shot)90.2% (0-shot)84.1% (0-shot)84.1% (0-shot)
Multilingual math (MGSM)91.6% (0-shot CoT)90.7% (0-shot CoT)90.5% (0-shot CoT)87.5% (8-shot)
Reasoning over text (DROP, F1 score)87.1% (3-shot)83.1% (3-shot)83.4% (3-shot)74.9% (Variable shots)83.5% (3-shot)
Mixed evaluations (BIG-Bench-Hard)93.1% (3-shot CoT)86.8% (3-shot CoT)89.2% (3-shot CoT)85.3% (3-shot CoT)
Math problem-solving (MATH)71.1% (0-shot CoT)60.1% (0-shot CoT)76.6% (0-shot CoT)67.7% (4-shot)57.8% (4-shot CoT)
Grade school math (GSM8K)96.4% (0-shot CoT)95.0% (0-shot CoT)90.8% (11-shot)94.1% (8-shot CoT)

Explanation of Metrics:

0-shot CoT: Model performance with no prior examples, using a chain of thought approach.

X-shot: Number of examples given to the model before task attempt.

CoT: "Chain of Thought" method for problem-solving by breaking down tasks.

F1 Score: Accuracy measure, harmonic mean of precision and recall.

MGSM, GPQA, MMLU, GSM8K, etc.: Specific benchmarks for testing AI capabilities in various domains like math, reasoning, and knowledge understanding.

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Merlin AI Embraces Claude 3.5 Sonnet

Merlin AI, always at the forefront of integrating cutting-edge technology, has seamlessly incorporated Claude 3.5 Sonnet into its models. This integration boosts Merlin AI’s capabilities, particularly in data processing, targeted marketing, and sales forecasting. By leveraging Sonnet’s sophisticated reasoning and multilingual support, Merlin AI can handle more complex queries and tasks, enhancing the overall user experience and operational efficiency.

The addition of Sonnet allows Merlin AI to offer services that are not only faster but also more accurate and reliable, ensuring that users get the best results in the shortest time possible. Whether it's generating code, processing large sets of data, or providing customer support, Merlin AI equipped with Claude 3.5 Sonnet stands ready to deliver. ELO Leaderboard The Public ELO Leaderboard rankings have been revealed, and GPT-4o still has the top spot.

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Check out the ELO leaderboard on the LMSYS Chatbot Arena! Here, you get to interact with two mystery language models. After prompting them and seeing their responses, you cast your vote for the one you think did best, and only then will their identities be unveiled.

Let's dive into how these models stack up in various categories. While Sonnet didn't generally outperform GPT-4o across the board, it did take the top spot in coding. This is pretty impressive, especially since Sonnet isn't the biggest model in the Claude 3 lineup.

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Benchmarks and crowdsourced evals matter, but they don’t tell the whole story. To really know how your AI system performs, you must dive deep and evaluate these models for your use-case.

Community Feedback and the Future

The reaction to Claude 3.5 Sonnet has been overwhelmingly positive. Users have noted its superior performance in various AI benchmarks and real-world applications, appreciating features like its speed, accuracy, and the innovative Artifacts feature which allows dynamic interaction with AI-generated content.

Individuals like Skirano and Min Choi have highlighted how these capabilities enhance productivity and creativity, further supported by the feedback from others such as Lmsysorg, Max Brodeur Urbas, Fekdaoui, and Peak Cooper.

The AI community is buzzing about its potential to change the landscape of technology by making advanced AI more accessible and affordable. Reviews and discussions across platforms underline the model's impact on coding, data analysis, and even gaming, demonstrating Claude 3.5 Sonnet's versatility. As we look to the future, the possibilities with Claude 3.5 Sonnet seem limitless. With ongoing updates and improvements, Merlin AI is committed to pushing the boundaries of what AI can achieve, ensuring that Claude 3.5 Sonnet continues to lead the charge in AI innovation. This commitment is reflected in the continuous enhancement of features and broadening of applications, suggesting a future where Claude 3.5 Sonnet could increasingly become a staple in tech environments.

Discover more about the global conversation on this advanced AI model and how it's shaping the future of technology through the experiences shared by users worldwide:

Engage with these insights to understand better how Claude 3.5 Sonnet is transforming expectations and experiences across the AI spectrum.

Final Thoughts

Claude 3.5 Sonnet is not just another AI model; it's a pivotal development that promises to redefine our interaction with technology. For Merlin AI users, this integration means smarter, faster, and more reliable AI assistance at their fingertips.

Ready to experience the next level of AI? Explore what Claude 3.5 Sonnet and Merlin AI can do for you today and be a part of the AI revolution that is shaping the future.

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Q. Is the Claude 3.5 sonnet better than Opus? A. The Claude upgrade, Sonnet, offers better performance than its previous version, operating at twice the speed of Claude 3 Opus. The enhanced speed makes Claude 3.5 Sonnet ideal for complex tasks such as context-sensitive customer support and orchestrating multistep workflows.

Q. Does Merlin AI offers Claude 3.5 Sonnet? A. Yes, Merlin offers Claude 3.5 Sonnet for free.

Q. How to use Claude artifacts? A. A few key things to know about interacting with Artifacts: You can ask Claude to edit or iterate on the content and these updates will be displayed directly in the Artifact window. ... You can open and view multiple Artifacts in one conversation using the chat controls. More detailed

Q. Is Claude open source? A. No, Claude is not open source. However, all Claude models are available through the Claude API.

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