Google Assistant's Abilities Dominate Siri And Alexa, Shows Research

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It understood all of the queries thrown at it (100%), and answered nearly all of them accurately (92.9%).

There's nothing worse than asking your Google Home a simple, innocent question in the morning or late at night only for it to yell at you at top volume.

The test used Siri on iOS 12.4, Google Assistant on a Pixel XL running Android 9 Pie, and Alexa via the iOS app. Google's star performer understood all 800 queries.

Research firm Loup Ventures recently published its semi-annual report on the intelligence of smartphone-based digital assistants.

Siri was the next, which understood 99.8% of questions and answered 83.1% correctly (78.5% correct answer level in 2018), while Alexa understood 99.9% and correctly answered 80%, which jumped from a surprising low of 61.4% a year ago. Siri, on the other hand, misunderstood two questions.


Loup's testing covered five different categories - local, commerce (ordering an item online), navigation, information, and command - each created to test different abilities of AI assistants. Each assistant has its own unique capabilities, which aren't necessarily represented in these categories. "Both Siri and Google Assistant far outperformed Alexa in the Command section", the findings showed.

A recent study found that Google's voice assistant, the aptly-named Google Assistant, has higher IQ compared to the competition.

That might sound like a good deal - it's an AI assistant that many people use - but this means the phone also comes pre-loaded with all of Amazon's apps, like Audible, Amazon Shopping, Amazon Prime Video, and Amazon Music.

"We believe, based on surveying consumers and our experience using digital assistants, that the number of consumers making purchases through voice commands is insignificant", they write. "We think commerce-related queries are more geared toward product and service research and local business discovery than actually purchasing something, and our question set reflects that", they added. While all three assistants have made significant gains over the past year, Alexa made 'the largest jump in correct answers year over year that we have recorded, ' with a gain of 18 points in the last 13 months.

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