OpenAI rival Anthropic taps Instagram Co-Founder Mike Kreiger

OpenAI’s rival Anthropic has appointed Instagram’s Co-Founder, Mike Krieger, as its new Chief Product Officer.

In his new position, Krieger will oversee the company’s product engineering, product management and product design efforts.

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His role will also see him assist the company in rolling out its AI chatbot Claude to a wider audience.

Before joining the Google and Amazon-backed start-up, Krieger spent the past three years building Artifact, a personalised news app, prior to its acquisition by Yahoo

Commenting on his appointment, Krieger, who was former Instagram CTO, said: “I’m thrilled to join the exceptional team at Anthropic and partner with them to design and scale transformative products like Claude.

“The potential for AI to positively impact the world is immense, and I believe Anthropic has the talent, principles, and technology to help realise that potential.”

Anthropic CEO, Dario Amodei, added: “Mike’s background in developing intuitive products and user experiences will be invaluable as we create new ways for people to interact with Claude, particularly in the workplace.

“We feel fortunate to add Mike’s vision and expertise to our leadership team.”

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