Debating about which voice assistant came first is a real grey topic. Many agreed that Siri was the service that made the idea mainstream. But as far as everyone knows, Google Voice Search has existed for a little bit longer. Although we remembered about Microsoft Voice Command back from the Pocket PC days, Microsoft Cortana is still the newest in the crowd. Some experts claim to have a winner but if users leave history aside, which service is better?
Stone Temple is a marketing consultant firm which says to have found that Google Now’s voice search is somewhat superior to Siri and Cortana. The test consisted of voice activation search commands where Google Now returned 1795 results raised with custom content, while Siri on the iPhone only provided 908 knowledge panels and Windows Phone’s Cortana gave just 630. Google Now has 88% accuracy compared to Siri at 53% and Cortana at the accuracy of 40%.
Keep in mind that the winner was determined by the amount of knowledge panels provided for each question received. The odd part of this test is that they were only focused on searching for content, something that really doesn’t classify as the job of a voice assistant. We all know that Siri and Cortana are far superior in helping users to control their device and solve certain task, unlike Google Now. So which do you think is the best voice assistant? Let us know in the comment section below!
Source: Pocket Now