When comes to AI, Google is the master. Today, Google’s Voice Assistance feature resides on the top, and it’s difficult to imagine its place at the podium. Google is world’s largest search engine, and it has been crawling the web and gathering information for decades. This, in turn, has lent Google the capability to become the most accurate and reliable search engine on the internet.
On the other hand side, Microsoft is joining the race with its Bing search engine. But outreaching Google is still a far cry, even for Bing. Regardless, Microsoft is persistently promoting the use of Bing in Windows 10. The company also has few rewards schemes for people who perform searches with it.
Recently, Stone Temple Consulting conducted a test to check which digital assistant provides the best search results. The test included 6000 random questions; Google was able to top the chart with 69.3% answers followed by Cortana (55.8%), Siri(23.4%) and Amazon’s Alexa (21.6%).
Amongst all, the answers provided by Google were 90.5% accurate and correct. Amazon’s Alexa followed the lead with 87% correct answers, Cortana was third with 82.2% and Siri was far behind with just 61.7% right answers.
Lack of voice assistance might be one of the big reasons why Apple’s iPhone is unable to achieve exponential growth. On the phone, Siri is even unable to answer simple questions. If Apple is planning to integrate Siri, in its current condition, in their smart speakers, then they might have a hard time catching up with the competition.
However, Apple must configure Siri in such a way that it can be better than both Google Home and Amazon Echo. Otherwise, people are not dumb to pay twice the price for a product that doesn’t even offer the same value. The price of Apple Homepod (Apple’s smart speaker) is predicted to be more than $300, whereas both Amazon Echo and Google Home retails for less than $200. If Apple wants to stay in the game, they have to act fast and act smart. Because until now Siri doesn’t seem to be developing as its rivals are.