Robin AI is the first commercial venture to integrate Anthropic, an AI startup co-founded by ex-OpenAI employees, models. The legal tech startup raised over $13 million from investors, including Plural, Episode 1 and the Google Black Founders Fund.
Richard Robinson, Robin CEO, revealed that Robin fine-tuned an Anthropic model on a data set of legal text to draft and negotiate contracts. “We are very fortunate to be Anthropic’s launch partner for the legal sector. The team’s focus on AI safety aligns with our “lawyer-in-the-loop” software-as-a-service (SaaS) product, deliberately designed to manage the risk of even the most advanced models hallucinating.”
However, Anthropic has been quite about its plans to productize its work in the generative text AI space. It wants to focus on academic research. In 2022, the company launched a closed beta for an AI system, called Claude. Like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, it improved upon the original in key ways. Claude was created through a technique Anthropic developed called “constitutional AI” – it aims to provide a principle-based approach to aligning artificial intelligence systems with human intentions. It can respond to questions using a simple set of principles as a guide.
But it suffered from limitations, like giving dangerous answers to questions, for example how to make meth at home and making inconsistent, factually wrong statements. Furthermore, it is unclear whether Robin is using Claude or some derivative. Anthropic also hasn’t revealed the number of partners its working with and how many models it plans to open up to commercial usage.