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Quora's Poe Introduces AI Chatbot Creator Economy

May 17, 2024

Traditionally, the term "creator" is associated with content creators on platforms like TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram. However, Quora's AI chatbot platform, Poe, is shifting this narrative by financially rewarding bot creators. This includes those who design "prompt bots" on Poe and developers who integrate their server bots with Poe's AI. This initiative, launched recently, is pioneering in its approach to monetize AI bot creation. Bot creators can earn in two ways: either by getting a share of the revenue when their bot leads a user to subscribe to Poe or by setting a per-message fee that Quora will pay for every message. This new monetization strategy was introduced after Poe's public launch in February, which allowed users to interact with various AI chatbots, including those from renowned companies like OpenAI, Amazon, and Google-backed Anthropic. Poe's content is also expected to enhance Quora's Q&A site. Recent data indicates that Poe's mobile app has been downloaded over 18.4 million times since its launch, with nearly 1.22 million monthly active users.

Stork.AI: A New Horizon in the AI Marketplace

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Stork.AI is not just another platform in the AI space; it's a comprehensive AI App Directory & Marketplace that offers more than just chatbots. This platform is designed to streamline workflows by integrating various AI tools, such as ChatGPT, Claude, Midjourney, and Aya, under one roof. But what truly sets Stork.AI apart is its commitment to democratizing AI development. Beyond chatbots, Stork.AI provides an avenue for any AI developer to monetize their AI tools. This means that whether you've developed a voice interface, a legal assistant, or a marketing tool powered by AI, there's a place for you on Stork.AI. The platform is not just about access; it's about opportunity. Developers can showcase their innovations, while businesses and individuals can discover and leverage these tools to enhance productivity and decision-making. With its AI Marketplace, Stork.AI is truly shaping the future of AI-driven solutions, making it a one-stop-shop for modern businesses looking to harness the power of AI.

Poe for Developers

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Poe offers a platform where users can interact with AI-powered bots. It not only provides access to popular bots but also enables anyone to create new ones. Developers benefit from Poe in several ways:

  • Cost Efficiency: Running a public bot powered by large language models can be expensive. However, Poe absorbs these costs, making it cost-effective for creators.
  • Distribution: Poe's recommendation system ensures a wider audience reach for the bots. Additionally, users can share chats with bots both within and outside the Poe platform, further increasing exposure.
  • Multi-platform UI: Poe's presence across major platforms ensures a consistent user experience, with features like login and synchronized history managed by the platform.
  • Model Independence: Developers can use models from various providers, ensuring flexibility and adaptability.

Developers can create bots in two ways: "Prompt bots" built on top of other bots using plain-text instructions and "Server bots" powered by a custom backend that responds to user messages.

FAQ: Poe for Developers

1. What is Poe?Poe is a platform designed for users to discover and interact with AI-powered bots. Besides offering access to popular bots, Poe also allows anyone to create new bots.

2. Why should developers consider creating a bot on Poe?There are several reasons:

  • Cost Efficiency: Operating a public bot powered by large language models can be expensive. However, creating a bot on Poe allows developers to offload model inference costs entirely to Poe.
  • Distribution: Poe's bot recommendation system offers a wide audience reach for free. Additionally, users can share chats with bots both within and outside the Poe platform.
  • Multi-platform UI: Poe is available on all major platforms, ensuring a consistent user experience across devices.
  • Model Independence: Developers can use models from various providers, making Poe a neutral platform that supports adaptability.

3. How can developers create a bot on Poe?There are two methods:

  • Prompt Bots: These are bots built on top of other bots using plain-text instructions. For more details, check out the prompt bot tutorial.
  • Server Bots: These bots are powered by a custom backend that responds to user messages. Developers can also call any other bot on Poe for free, enhancing the bot's capabilities without incurring high costs. For more information, refer to the quick start guide.

ChatGPT's Revenue and Market Position

Poe's innovative approach

ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, dominates the AI chatbot app market on mobile devices in terms of downloads and revenue. However, it doesn't top the revenue charts, with several photo AI apps and other AI chatbots outperforming it. Since its mobile launch in May, ChatGPT has seen a consistent rise in downloads and revenue. By September 2023, it had over 23 million downloads. Despite this, apps like “Chat & Ask AI” and “ChatOn — AI Chat Bot Assistant” reported higher revenues in September. The AI chatbot market is competitive, with several apps achieving over 2 million downloads in September. Additionally, AI photo apps have been generating significant revenue, sometimes even surpassing ChatGPT.


Quora's Poe is revolutionizing the creator economy by monetizing AI bot creation. Poe also offers a comprehensive platform for developers to create and distribute their bots. On the other hand, while ChatGPT leads in downloads, it faces stiff competition in terms of revenue from other AI chatbots and photo apps. Meanwhile, Stork.AI is emerging as a game-changer in the AI marketplace, offering a diverse range of AI tools and opportunities for developers to monetize their innovations.

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