Claude 3.5 Sonnet

Why is it in the news?

  • Anthropic, the main rival of OpenAI, has unveiled its newest AI model named Claude 3.5 Sonnet, marking the initial release in the impending Claude 3.5 AI model series.
  • Claiming superiority over competitors like OpenAI’s GPT-4o, Google’s Gemini-1.5 Pro, Meta’s Llama-400b, as well as Anthropic’s own proprietary models — Claude 3 Haiku and Claude 3 Opus — Claude 3.5 Sonnet is hailed for its enhanced performance metrics and affordability.
  • Renowned for its accelerated speed compared to Claude 3 Opus, Anthropic asserts that Claude 3.5 Sonnet is well-suited for intricate tasks such as tailored customer support and managing intricate workflows.

Claude 3.5 Sonnet


  • Claude 3.5 Sonnet, part of the lineage of Large Language Models (LLMs) developed by Anthropic, is categorized as a generative pre-trained transformer model.
  • Positioned as the sequel to the March-introduced Claude 3 Sonnet, Claude 3.5 Sonnet is anticipated to function as the intermediate model within Anthropic’s forthcoming AI model series, with the smallest and largest models yet to debut.
  • Anthropic’s claim of Claude 3.5 Sonnet surpassing Claude 3 Opus significantly is substantiated by the accolade that the novel model operates at double the speed of Claude 3 Sonnet.


  • Anthropic asserts that Claude 3.5 Sonnet has erected novel industry standards in coding proficiency (HumanEval), graduate-level reasoning (GPQA), and undergraduate-level knowledge (MMLU).
  • The model exhibits marked improvements in discerning subtleties, humor, and convoluted instructions.
  • Distinguished for its adeptness in producing premium content with a realistic and engaging demeanor, Claude 3.5 Sonnet is positioned favorably according to Anthropic.
  • Emboldened by the benchmark evaluations disclosed on Anthropic’s official platform, Claude 3.5 Sonnet notably outperforms GPT-4o, Gemini 1.5 Pro, and Meta’s Llama 3 400B in seven of eight overall benchmarks.

Vision capabilities:

  • Anthropic states that Claude 3.5 Sonnet is their most powerful vision model. In AI, a vision model can interpret and analyze visual data like images and videos.
  • The company asserts that the enhancements in Claude 3.5 Sonnet are most prominent in tasks involving visual reasoning, such as analyzing charts and graphs.
  • The model can accurately transcribe text from imperfect images. For instance, a random photo using Claude’s iOS app was taken and inquired about the location. The model promptly identified the location by reading a poster and text on a distant wall.
  • This transcription capability is what makes Claude 3.5 Sonnet valuable for industries like retail, logistics, and financial services, where AI relies on insights derived from images, graphics, or illustrations more than text, as per Anthropic.

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