Anthropic’s Claude-3 artificial intelligence (AI) model family is getting a new functionality. Called ‘Tool Use’ (or Function Calling), this feature allows Claude to do a multitude of activities by interacting with other tools and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). In this manner, the AI chatbot may carry out more customised activities for the user, such determining the ideal meeting based on participant availability and assessing substantial financial data to provide predictions and useful insights for the future.

How Anthropic’s Tool Use Feature Works

Similar to OpenAI’s GPTs or Google and Microsoft’s recently introduced Gems and Copilot (through Copilot Studio), respectively, the new Tool Use functionality is an AI agent. In essence, they are little chatbots that may be made more specialised in a single activity by appending an external database, as opposed to generalist chatbots that are capable of doing a variety of tasks with varying degrees of accuracy.

But in Anthropic’s instance, these AI agents function a little bit differently from those of their rivals. Claude users need to use an API (for the data) and write its functionality in instead than relying on natural language prompts. Some people may not be able to do this, but those who know enough to code can make effective function-calling tools for a variety of uses.

The AI company is trained on offline data and does not have internet connection. Therefore, users can also enter details about a recent athletic event or business meeting to Tool Use and have it assess those details as well. The tool is currently generally accessible on Google Cloud’s Vertex AI, Amazon Bedrock, and the Anthropic Messages API for all Claude-3 models.

How Anthropic’s Tool Use Feature Improves Claude-3

The AI company described many business-related use cases for the tool in a blog post. These include quickly responding to technical client inquiries by accessing product details, minimising data entry workload, and locating specific details within a sizable database of invoices. However, these are also useful for individual use.

For instance, since Tool Use also takes picture input, users may ask the AI if a huge album of their photos in various outfits will look good on them. Users can also give specifics about clothing they wish to buy along with the pictures in the album.

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