Boston Consulting Group partners with AI firm Anthropic

02 October 2023 1 min. read

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has entered a strategic collaboration with Anthropic, a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence startup.

Anthropic was founded in 2021 by former senior members of OpenAI, who left over directional differences in relation to the company’s ventures with Microsoft. The firm’s marquee product is Claude – its competitor AI assistant to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Anthropic last month announced a strategic partnership with Amazon, which includes investment of up to $4 billion.

The firm – which has over 200 employees on LinkedIn – had raised $1.5 billion prior to the Amazon announcement.

The partnership with BCG will give the management consultancy and its clients access to Claude, which Anthropic describes as “helpful, honest, and harmless.”

Boston Consulting Group partners with AI firm Anthropic

BCG’s client teams will use Claude to synthesize long-form documents and research, as well as accelerate writing-related tasks such as finance report generation and HR job specifications.

BCG will also help clients deploy Anthropic AI models in uses cases such as knowledge management, market research, fraud detection, demand forecasting, reporting, and business analysis.

“Enterprise leaders today want to tap into AI’s transformative potential while managing risks responsibly,” said Neerav Kingsland, head of strategic partnerships at Anthropic. “BCG is a leader in guiding enterprise companies through technological change, and an active advocate for safe AI deployment. We look forward to supporting their clients as they build and innovate with Claude.”

The Big Four accountancies and MBB strategy firms have throughout this year announced multi-year investments numbering in the billions, primarily centering on expanded partnerships with Microsoft. The tech giant has invested heavily in OpenAI, and its Azure OpenAI Service integrates the popular ChatGPT tool for use in enterprise contexts.