What is Poe? The AI Chatbot Aggregator Platform Explained 

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Nothing has taken the tech world by storm more than AI chatbots over the last year. 

Since the explosive launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, big tech companies and small startups have been churning out chatbots for everything from generating content to finding information and even composing music. 

With so many AI chatbots out there to choose from, it can be difficult to find the chatbot that best suits what you’re looking for. That’s where the AI chatbot aggregator Poe can help. 

This article tells you everything you need to know about Poe in AI, including what it is, how it works, and how you can benefit from its Chatbot aggregation and creation tools. 

What is Poe? 

Poe is an AI chatbot aggregator platform that gives you access to a range of different chatbots – including ChatGPT, Gemini and Claude – all within a single online platform.

It acts as a one-stop shop for interacting with AI chatbots, providing a list of free and commercial chatbots that can answer your questions, generate content, and even play games with you. 

Poe also has its popular chatbot called Assistant in its list of AI Chatbots which, built on OpenAI’s GPT -3.5, can answer questions and generate content similar to ChatGPT. 

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Poe Assistant chatbot. Source: poe.com 

On top of that, Poe can create your AI making it easy to create your own custom Chatbot – even if you have no coding experience. Simply provide Poe with a prompt or instruction, and it will use machine learning (ML) to bring your chatbot to life. 

This makes Poe AI a valuable tool for educators, businesses, and anyone who wants to experiment with the potential of AI. 

Which AI chatbots can you use on Poe?

Poe gives you access to both official AI chatbots created by tech companies and custom AI chatbots created by its users. Some of its most popular AI chatbots and tools include:

  • GPT-4 from OpenAI – This is OpenAI's most powerful large language model (LLM). It’s Stronger than ChatGPT in quantitative questions creative writing, and many other challenging tasks. 
  • DALL-E-3 from OpenAI – This is OpenAI's most powerful image generation model. It can generate high-quality images with intricate details based on the user's most recent prompt.
  • Gemini Pro by Google – This is the Beta version of the multi-modal model from Google's Gemini family that balances model performance and speed. In the beta phase, the model accepts text, image, and video input and provides text output.
  • LlaMa 2 from Meta – This is the Llama-2-70b chat from Meta.
  • Claude Instant from Anthropic – this Anthropic’s fastest model, with strength in creative tasks. It Features a context window of 9k tokens (around 7,000 words).
  • Claude 2 from Anthropic – This is Anthropic's most powerful model, with an increased context window of 100k tokens (around 75,000 words). Particularly good at creative writing. 
  • StableDiffusionXL from Stability AI – This AI tool generates high-quality images based on the user's most recent prompt. It allows users to specify elements to avoid in the image using the "--no" parameter at the end of the prompt (e.g. "Tall trees, daylight --no rain").

This list of official AI chatbots is just the tip of the iceberg, though. Poe also has a huge library of custom chatbots available to all Poe users which are specialised for more specific purposes, from creating stock photography to predicting sports scores.

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List of just some of the chatbots available on poe. Source: poe

With thousands of AI chatbots available on Poe, there's something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a bot to help you with your homework, write a poem, or just have a conversation, you're sure to find one that meets your needs.

Poe has been frequently updating its platform to integrate with more official AI chatbots and new chatbot creation tools, so be sure to check back regularly to see if your favourite gets added.

How do you create a chatbot on Poe?

When you create a bot on Poe AI, you have complete control over its personality and abilities. You can specify what kind of information it should access, how it should respond to questions, and even give it a unique name and avatar.

Creating a chatbot on Poe is easy even for those with no coding experience. Use a dash of creativity and follow these simple steps:

1. Sign Up (or In):

Head over to the Poe website and create an account if you haven't already. You can log in using your email, Google, or Apple account.

2. Click "Create a Bot":

On the left-hand side of the Poe interface, you'll see a vertical menu. Click on the "Create a Bot" button to kickstart the process. 

You’ll then need to give your chatbot a catchy and descriptive name within the 4-15 character limit. Remember, this is the first impression users will have, so choose wisely!

3. Create your bot's foundational instruction 

This is where the magic happens! In the "Foundational Instruction" box, type in a brief but informative description of your bot's personality and purpose. 

Be as specific as possible to guide Poe in shaping your bot's responses. Here are some things to consider:

  • What is your bot's purpose? What kind of information or service will it provide?
  • What is your bot's voice and personality? Do you want it to be formal or informal, funny or serious?
  • How should your bot handle different types of questions?

For example, if you're creating a chatbot for a travel website, your foundational instruction might be:

"Provide helpful and informative responses about travel destinations, based on user queries. Use a friendly and engaging tone, and offer suggestions and recommendations when possible."

For a more personalized touch, you can upload an avatar image for your bot. Poe offers various options, or you can even use an image from your device.

4. Train and launch Your Creation:

Once you're happy with your foundational instruction and other settings, click "Train Bot." Poe will then process your information and create your chatbot. You can then test your bot by asking it questions and seeing how it responds.

5. Refine and Polish (Optional):

The beauty of Poe is that your bot is never truly finished. You can always go back and edit its foundational instruction, responses, or even its name and avatar. The more you interact with it and provide feedback, the better your chatbot will become at understanding and responding to user queries.

As you explore Poe, you'll discover different "models" available for chatbot creation. These models influence the way your bot processes information and generate responses. Experiment with different ones to find the perfect fit for your bot's personality and purpose.

I hope this helps you create amazing chatbots on Poe! Remember, the key is to be creative, have fun, and let your imagination run wild.

Where is Poe available?

The primary way to access Poe is through their website: https://poe.com/. This is the most comprehensive experience, allowing you to create and manage your bots, browse and interact with existing bots, and explore the full range of features.

Poe also offers a mobile app for both iOS and Android devices. The mobile app provides a convenient way to interact with existing bots on the go, but it doesn't offer the full functionality of the web platform, such as bot creation and editing.

For developers, Poe also provides an API that allows them to integrate Poe's chatbot capabilities into their own applications and websites. This can be a powerful tool for businesses and organizations looking to add AI-powered chat features to their offerings

If you have a website or blog, you can also embed Poe's chatbots directly into your pages using their provided code snippets. This allows visitors to interact with the bots right on your site. Poe also has integrations with some social media platforms like Discord and Telegram. You can add their bots to your servers or channels and interact with them directly within the platform.

Is Poe free to use?

Poe is free to use in its basic form. You can access its website for free, interact with the majority of its chatbots, and even create your bot without spending a dime. But you’re limited to 100 interactions with Poe’s chatbots per day on the free version, and some bots might have restricted functionalities or responses in the free version.

Here's what you can do with the free plan:

  • Access thousands of existing bots: From Q&A bots to creative writing companions and even language translators, there's a bot for almost anything you can imagine.
  • Interact with bots: Ask questions, get creative prompts fulfilled, or simply have a conversation with these AI-powered companions.
  • Create a simple chatbot: With Poe's user-friendly interface, you can build a basic chatbot with a few clicks, even without any coding experience.
  • Enjoy 100 interactions per month: This means you can test out different bots and your creations within this limit.

If you need more than the basic features, Poe offers two paid subscription plans:

  • Monthly plan: For $19.99 per month, you get 5,000 interactions, access to all bot features, custom domains, and branding for your bot.
  • Annual plan: This plan costs $199.99 per year and offers all the benefits of the monthly plan, plus unlimited interactions and priority support.

So, while you can enjoy the core functionalities of Poe AI for free, the paid plans unlock additional features and customization options for those who need them. Ultimately, the choice depends on your specific needs and how you plan to use Poe.

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