Reforming Online Q&A: AI’s Impact on Quora and the Rise of Poe

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The AI Onslaught on Traditional Q&A Platforms

In the rapidly evolving landscape of the internet, artificial intelligence (AI) has penetrated every nook and cranny of our digital lives. The online question-and-answer platform Quora, a global giant in its own right, is not immune to the sweeping changes brought forth by AI technologies. With the likes of ChatGPT and other AI tools increasingly encroaching on its territory, Quora has had to adapt to stay competitive.

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Quora, known for its massive question-and-answer community, is a place where people initiate discussions, seek answers, and share knowledge. But as GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) models have made their grand entrance, chatbots are now capable of effortlessly responding to the vast majority of human queries. To endure in the era of AI domination, traditional Q&A platforms like Quora and Zhihu(China) have to not only adapt but also innovate. They need to introduce new Q&A paradigms and embrace chatbots as indispensable plugins.

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Quora’s Response: Unveiling POE

In fact, as early as 2022, Quora launched its chatbot program, known as the “Platform for Open Exploration,” or simply “POE.” In 2023, this application is officially hitting the market.Unlike ChatGPT and Bing Chat, POE does not use its language model but integrates with companies like ChatGPT and Anthropic. This means that users can choose different language models to obtain different answers. Angelo, the CEO of Quora, mentioned that POE is still in the testing phase and will be launched as a standalone product. It will be integrated into the Quora website once the technology matures. Currently, POE can be used on both mobile and desktop devices. Users can experience the GPT-4 model for free by using ChatGPT chatbots. For instance, on the desktop version, you can access and log in directly using your Apple or Google account, or register a new account using your email.For mobile users, the Poe interface is incredibly straightforward. On the left side, you have various language models, while the right side displays the chatbox and related questions.

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Explore the potential of POE: A Blend of AI Expertise

Now, let’s explore Poe’s understand how these AI tools are changing the way we seek answers online.

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1.Sage Model:Where Knowledge Meets AI

Sage is based on the GPT 3.5 language model and excels in answering general knowledge and programming-related questions. For example, you can ask, “How to visit the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan correctly?” The bot will provide details on the best times to visit, recommended exhibits, and itinerary planning. It also guesses your thoughts and offers various follow-up questions, such as information about exhibit distances and discounts. It’s user-friendly, and you can even converse with the Sage model in Chinese.

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2.GPT-4 Model:The Powerhouse of Language Models

GPT-4 is the most powerful language model. To use this feature, you need to pay a monthly fee of $20 to ChatGPT. Although you can use this model in Poe, free accounts only allow one use per day. If you want more usage, you can install the iOS version of Poe and pay a certain fee. With GPT-4, you can command the bot to write a 2,000-word YouTube video script in English on the history of dinosaurs. The system will generate a script about the evolution of dinosaurs, totaling 2,000 words. However, the drawback of this mode is the limited number of uses.

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3.Claude+ Model:Unleashing Creativity and Precision

The Claude+ model is better suited for handling complex questions and excels in providing creative and detailed responses. At present, this model can be used three times a day. You can ask various questions in Chinese and receive interesting responses.

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4.Claude-instant Model:Quick and Creative Responses

Claude-instant is known for its quick response and ability to produce creative content. This model doesn’t have usage limitations. For example, you can ask the bot to generate a recipe for chocolate desserts, and it will provide answers quickly. However, the generated content still lags behind ChatGPT in terms of quality and accuracy.

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5.ChatGPT:A Trusted Companion

Poe includes the ChatGPT chatbot based on the GPT 3.5 model, and there are no usage limitations. If your ChatGPT account was recently suspended, Poe is the best alternative. Simply enter any question into the chatbox, and you’ll receive accurate and detailed answers. Poe’s registration is straightforward, as it doesn’t require phone number verification. You can quickly obtain a free account using your Google or Apple email.

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6.Dragonfly:Speed and Reasoning

Dragonfly is a language model skilled in reasoning and has no usage limitations. You can ask the bot any questions, and it will provide answers in the shortest time possible.

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7.Customizing Your AI Experience

In addition to these language models, you can choose to create your own robot on the left side, which allows you to customize the welcome message, robot name, and personalize settings.

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As we embrace the AI-driven future of online interaction, platforms like Quora have shown the importance of adaptation and innovation. The launch of POE, Quora’s answer to the AI revolution, opens new doors for users, allowing them to harness the power of various language models to enhance their online experiences. From the knowledge-rich Sage model to the GPT-4 powerhouse, and from creative Claude+ to speedy Claude-instant, the possibilities are boundless. ChatGPT and Dragonfly also stand as reliable companions in the ever-evolving landscape of AI-driven content.

POE’s user-friendly interface, available on both mobile and desktop, ensures that you can explore the full potential of AI in the palm of your hand or at your workstation. This open exploration platform is not just a promising alternative to ChatGPT but also a content creation ally. As we navigate this AI-powered future, POE reminds us that the answers we seek are evolving, and the questions we ask are changing—thanks to the intelligence of AI.