The virtual assistant Siri has improved considerably with respect to early 2018. Currently, a study has shown that Siri is able to correctly answer 74% of a total of 800 different questions. At the beginning of the year, it only reached 52% effectiveness.
Siri’s results in this study are ahead of other attendees such as Alexa but remain below Google Assistant.
Gene Munster, the Apple analyst at Loup Ventures, has been commissioned to carry out this study among the smart speakers, testing the capabilities of Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant on devices such as Amazon Echo, HomePod, Google Home Mini and Harmon Kardon Invoke.
All the comparative data between Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant
Siri, at HomePod, correctly answered 74.6% of the questions. While in December 2017 achieved a success rate of 52.3% in a similar test of 782 questions that encompass categories such as local, commerce, navigation, information and commands.
But the biggest winner of this analysis has been Google’s assistant. He managed to identify and understand all questions with 100% accuracy and responded correctly and adequately to 87.9% of them. On the other hand, Alexa in the Amazon Echo and Cortana in the Invoke speaker are below Siri with 72.5% and 63.4% correct answers, respectively.
Siri has improved so much over the past few months thanks to the various software updates and the activation of more domains. During this year the HomePod speaker has received news such as making phone calls, scheduling calendar events, setting multiple timers, searching songs by letter and much more.
The methodology of this comparison between intelligent loudspeakers was based on a series of categories related to:
Premises: Where is the closest Starbucks?
Commerce: Can you request the purchase of an iPhone?
Navigation: How do I get home by subway?
Information: Who is Leonardo da Vinci?
Commands: Remind me to go shopping at 3:00 p.m.