The popular Q&A platform Quora has just released its new AI chatbot, called Poe, for the general public. Poe allows users to ask questions and gets answers from a range of AI-supported chatbots, including ChatGPT Maker, OpenAI, and Anthropic. Poe will provide users with a unique experience to experiment with the latest AI technology. The company also hopes that Poe and new AI technology will ultimately help Quora grow. Quora first announced the launch of the AI chatbot Poe in December 2022; however, at the time, the chatbot could only be accessed with an invite link. Now, Quora opens its new AI chatbot app Poe for everyone. Although the chatbot is only available for iOS users to install, the company plans to introduce the AI chatbot to other devices as well.
Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo explained in a Quora post that the company wanted to launch Poe as a standalone product that is independent of Quora considering how quickly AI technology is evolving and new developments are taking place. However, he also added that there will still be some connections between Quora and Poe. Quora also plans to distribute Poe on its site as well, which will give the AI platform the ability to reach out to Quora’s 400 million monthly visitors; however, this integration remains to be seen and will happen if and when Poe’s content meets high enough quality standards.
When an iOS user installs Poe, they will have to sign up for a new account that is verified with a phone number and a valid email account. Users can then switch between three different AI chatbots that were made available during the launch.
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The three chatbots that were released are Sage, Claude, and Dragonfly. Out of these three AI chatbots, Sage and Claude are powered by OpenAI, and Dragonfly is powered by Anthropic technology. However, all three AI chatbots still have various limitations. For example, Sage and Claude both do not know about events that occurred after 2021, and the Dragonfly chatbot may refuse to answer some questions. Also, all three AIs are known to make incorrect statements. These major limitations are one of the prime reasons why Quora does not want to integrate Poe with its official website yet.
A similar concern was raised by The Wall Street Journal in their report on the inaccuracies offered by AIs such as ChatGPT. In their report, they discovered that ChatGPT AI performed fairly badly at simple mathematics problems and gave some entertaining but incorrect responses.
Along with answering user questions, Poe allows you to create a personal profile and follow other users on the platform. Users can also publish model outputs on their profiles, making them accessible to other users. Poe will also share the best examples on the user feed, where users can like and repost the chatbot Q&A session. Users can also move around in the Poe feed, similar to other social media platforms. You can also see what other people have shared on the platform by tapping specific app buttons.
For now, Quora opens its new AI chatbot app Poe, which is available for free download on the App Store for iOS. It, however, remains to be seen how successful this new app will be for the company.
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