Quora has announced plans to launch a platform designed to communicate with AI chatbots, which is intended to allow people to ask questions and have a dialogue with the system.
Poe – short for Platform for Open Exploration – will be hosted by a Q&A site that relies heavily on user input to generate content.
The company was founded by Adam D’Angelo, who also serves on the board of directors founded by Elon Musk OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT.
Quora Poe AI
In a message to TechCrunch (opens in a new tab)a Quora spokesperson explained that the company’s 12 years of experience allows it to serve people who seek knowledge well, and that “…a lot of what [Quora has] the knowledge gained can be applied to this new domain where people interact with large language models.”
However, there is a growing concern about the technology, with many claiming that the AI answers may sound so realistic and promising that they may be considered fact, when in fact they may not be.
Others are concerned about the data source, which is largely crowdsourced. Microsoft was recently sued for up to $9 billion for incorrectly attributing code that was sourced and used on GitHub Copilot.
For now, Poe, who is invite-only and iOS-only, remains disconnected from Quora as per TechCrunchcontact. Aside from the description that reads “Poe allows you to ask questions, get instant answers, and dialogue with the AI,” there’s not much else to be learned from the List in the App Store (opens in a new tab).
But it is clear that the value of such AI is widely recognized. Google is reportedly on “red code” in response to OpenAI’s ChatGPT (via 9To5Google (opens in a new tab)), as the company is reportedly moving departments and even changing projects to focus on developing prototypes and AI products.
No matter how you look at it, all companies seem to recognize the lies and biases that AI can create, each with its own solution. OpenAI says ChatGPT can “admit its mistakes” while other companies are considering capping users or pushing for moderation of contributors.