Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning have completely changed how people live and opened up many new business ventures. One of the most significant examples of this is OpenAI’s ChatGPT which took the world by storm by attracting the interest of practically everyone on the planet. Modern AI chatbot ChatGPT can interact and instantly communicate with humans on a level comparable to human intellect. Because of its amazing capacity to comprehend human input, generate predictions in line with it, and even engage in back-and-forth communication with humans, ChatGPT marks a significant advancement in the field of artificial intelligence.
The OpenAI chatbot has proven to be exceptionally adept at a range of natural language understanding tasks, including writing code, passing professional exams, and even coming up with million-dollar business ideas. Within a week of its inception, ChatGPT had amassed over a million users. Due to ChatGPT’s popularity, major tech companies from around the world are now competing to create more sophisticated and interactive language systems. In order to keep up in this race, Google introduced Bard and Microsoft released Bing early this year. As the latest development in this competition between leading digital firms, Quora announced the launch of Platform for Open Exploration, or POE, its innovative artificial intelligence platform. With the POE feature, users will be able to converse back and forth with AI by asking questions and receiving immediate responses.
Founded by ex-Facebook employees, Quora is a well-known social media platform that allows users to interact with each other in a question-answer format and even upvote or remark on the correctness of other users’ responses. The platform offers a wealth of information on a variety of subjects, including technology, film, health, food, science, etc. Working on the platform is a group of highly qualified individuals with a focus on consumer product development. According to Quora, this knowledge will be useful when creating a platform allowing users to communicate with language models via AI agents. Currently, only the platform’s beta version is available to selected iOS users, and Android users will soon have access to the platform as well. The platform won’t be accessible to the general public until after the invite-only beta testing phase is through and the developers have addressed any scalability issues or other prerequisites.
With the platform provided by POE, users can communicate via text messaging with a number of AI models, such as ChatGPT. In the near future, the company intends to make it possible for model suppliers to submit their AI models for inclusion in the POE software. One of the key aspects that sets POE apart from other AI conversing agents is its goal of enabling users all over the world to interact with a multitude of AI models through natural conversations. This is made possible by the platform’s inclusion of multiple language models capable of instantaneous question-answering. Also, the platform’s developers are working especially hard to enhance the capabilities of the company’s AI models and to provide user-friendly interfaces for accessing these sophisticated features. Making sure that everyone can benefit from POE’s advantages is Quora’s main goal.
From a user perspective, both ChatGPT and POE might seem quite similar as they both are AI-powered chatbots that offer immediate and plausible responses to user queries. But there are more differences between the two than similarities. Although AI has helped people with a variety of language activities, including question-answering, text summarization, and solving challenging mathematical equations, it also has some shortcomings that are widely acknowledged in the tech sector. The same applies to well-known conversational AI chatbots, which occasionally give inaccurate answers. For instance, ChatGPT has received criticism for giving erroneous responses and exhibiting poor logical and deductive thinking on numerous occasions. Such chatbots must also address the issue of bias since they occasionally can produce toxic, racist, and even harmful responses. This is where Quora needs to pay extra attention to ensure the accuracy of the responses generated by their platform as users come to seek concrete answers to their queries.
With the potential to completely change how people engage with AI chatbots, Quora is determined to make its platform successful. With the introduction of POE, the company is making a significant effort to provide its users with a more trustworthy experience. Nonetheless, the company has given the responsibility to the model suppliers themselves to ensure the validity and security of the data provided by their AI models. When the product is ultimately made available to everyone, POE will soon include components like advertisements and premium features to make money (from a business perspective). It has been confirmed that POE will operate independently from Quora, even in the future.
Khushboo Gupta is a consulting intern at MarktechPost. She is currently pursuing her B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Goa. She is passionate about the fields of Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Web Development. She enjoys learning more about the technical field by participating in several challenges.