Poe’s AI chatbot app now lets you make your own bots using prompts
Users may now create their own chatbots utilising prompts and an existing bot, such as ChatGPT, as the base thanks to a software called Poe. Poe, the newest product from the Q&A website Quora, which has long offered web searchers answers to the most frequently Googled queries, was first made available to the public in February. The business decided to enter this industry by enabling customers to experiment with the most cutting-edge AI technologies from businesses like OpenAI and Anthropic via a straightforward smartphone interface. Chatbots are now potentially powering the future of web search and Q&A.
Poe initially supported a few general knowledge chatbots, such as Sage and Dragonfly, which were driven by OpenAI technology, and Claude, which was powered by Anthropic. Poe launched subscriptions this month that let users pay a fee to use the more potent bots built on new language models, such as GPT-4 from OpenAI and Claude+ from Anthropic. The company noted at the time that Poe is the only consumer-facing internet product with access to either Claude or Claude+.
Thanks to Poe, users will now have the option to build their bots utilising prompts, or methods for instructing a chatbot to carry out extremely specific tasks.
Importance of prompts for chatbots
Today, individuals can instruct bots to output writing in their favourite author’s style, in a specific format, or with a specific audience by using prompts. The basic premise is that better prompts result in better outputs. A new creator class has been developed as a result of the discipline of rapid engineering. Additionally, online groups have developed so that people can exchange prompt concepts.
Users may now create their bots based on either Claude or ChatGPT with Poe’s new functionality; Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo stated in a recent Twitter thread. Once built, the bot will have a special URL that will open it in Poe (poe.com/botname).
From where can you access Poe?
Users will be able to reach the bots through Poe’s desktop online interface, iOS, or Android apps on the mobile web. You can click a button to follow a bot you like when you find one you like so you can easily find it again later. The bot will then show up with general-purpose bots like Sage, Claude, and others in Poe’s sidebar bot list. For the time being, Quora intends to cover all expenses related to running this feature, including the LLM fees, which it warns could become expensive if any bots gain popularity.
Future plans call for providing bot makers with feedback on how users interact with their creations so they may make improvements. Later on, the firm also intends to create an API that would enable anyone to host a bot from a server they own, allowing for even more sophisticated bots and potentially opening up a new market for Quora.