The Voice Assistant Battle! (2017)

hey what’s your name Siri pleased to meet you my name is Alexa did I forget to introduce myself I’m your Google assistant hi Eckstein I like my name it was up guys my name is marques mkbhd here and this is the comparison of or the Battle of the smartphone voice assistance so last time this is a two-way comparison this was between Google assistant and Siri which made sense this time it’s a four horse race so I’m using what I believe to be the four most frequently used voice assistants right now so the first is Google assistant on the latest version of Android pretty much the standard then there’s Siri which has gotten a lot of improvements on iOS 11 so that’s a new update and Amazon Alexa which is in a smart phone form now on the awesome solar red HTC u 11 and then Bixby voice which is now live on a bunch of Galaxy s8 in a new update and will also probably be on the Galaxy Note 8 so I want to put them all on an even playing field we gave them all the latest software updates we gave them all the exact same questions and phrasing and we gave them all the exact same Wi-Fi connection so to minimize variables this is a direct comparison so this first round is a test of purely factual questions so things you could search for but we’ll get an answer back from the voice assistant for and it shouldn’t get all that much wrong should be pretty easy picking so let’s see how they do what’s the weather currently in Kearny it’s 82 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny 20 times 15 minus 8 the answer is a 292 when there’s a home depot close there are a few the home people location what’s Tesla stock price the price for Tesla shares is $348 what’s the height of the Empire State Building the Empire State Building is 1,250 feet how far is it to the moon the moon is two hundred thirty eight thousand nine hundred miles from Earth what’s the weather in Kearney it’s 79 degrees with partly sunny skies what’s 20 times 15 minus eight 20 times 15 minus 8 is equal to 292 when do you hand depot closed for the Home Depot on route 440 is open from now until p.m.

What’s Tesla stock price hmm I don’t know that one how tall is the Empire State Building the Empire State building’s height is 1,250 feet 381 meters how far is it to the moon the moon’s distance is 239,000 miles 384,000 kilometers what’s the weather in 83 with lots of sunshine today what’s 20 times 15 minus 8 the answer is 200 what time does the Home Depot close what’s Tesla stock price according to Wikipedia Tesla Inc is an American automaker energy storage company how tall is the Empire State Building the Empire State Building is 1,250 feet tall how far is it to the moon whatever the price I’m sure it’s out of my budget what’s the weather okay here’s the weather for today what’s 20 times 15 minus 8 292 when does the Home Depot close I found 15 places named the home home services at the Home Depot on state route 4 for teachers II City is open today from a.m. to p.m. what’s the flu stark braid Tesla is up 21 dollars and 61 cents today how tall is the Empire State Building Empire State Building is 1,250 feet tall how far is it to the moon the distance from the earth to the moon is about 250 1413 miles so now that we have that as a baseline we use these next tests as specialty tests really dig in to see how much better each one is added specialty than the rest so this next set is on conversation so you’d expect Google and probably Siri to do pretty well with this one this is something Google’s talked about a lot like at Google i/o should be easy to talk to you don’t have to act like a robot to get it to answer your questions let’s see how they do we get 44th Flavian of the United States Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States how tall is he he’s 6 feet 1 inch tall who won the NBA championship the NBA Finals was won by the Golden State Warriors he’s gay pointed stephane curry and Shaun Livingston our point guards for Golden State Warriors how tall is he Stefan curry is 6 feet 3 inches tall what is the capital of Nepal Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal what time is it there the time in Kathmandu Nepal is 8 p.m.

What’s the population the population of Kathmandu was one point zero zero three million in 2011 who’s the 44th President of the United States the 44th US president was Barack Obama policy Barack Obama’s height is 6 feet and 1 inch 185 centimeters who won the NBA championship the NBA Finals winner is Golden State Warriors whose their point guard sorry I don’t know that how tall is he Barack Obama’s height is six feet in one inch 185 centimeters what is it happening upon the Paul’s capital city is Kathmandu what time is it there the time in Kathmandu is p.m. with the population the population of Jersey City New Jersey is about two hundred forty eight thousand who is the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States how tall is he who won the NBA championship the end by final is must won by the Golden State Warriors whose their point guard how tall is he and five feet four inches tall and five feet 11 inches tall to 6 1 what is the capital of Nepal Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal what time is it there all right it’s 12 o’clock p.m.

What’s the population who is the 44th President of the United States the answer is Barack Obama from January 20th 2009 to January 20th 2017 how tall is he what would you like me to find Marcus how tall is Barack Obama Barack Obama is 6 feet 1 inch tall who won the NBA championship the Warriors won the NBA Finals 4 to 1 over the Cavaliers they won the last game 129 to 120 who is their point guard okay I found this how tall is he Barack Obama is 6 feet 1 inch tall what is the capital of Nepal Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal what time is it there the time is p.m. what’s the population its human population so there’s some pretty interesting results down the board there but we expected Google to be good at that because they said they would be and approved to do pretty well so then last but not least is the final section which is possibly the most complex section it’s taking deep actions inside your phone so I tried to make these sort of strings of commands or chained layer deep commands it’s again things you could do with your hands but it would be nice if you could just talk to your phone and have it do it for you open Instagram opening Instagram set a timer for 2 minutes all right 2 minutes starting now show me pictures of German Shepherds these pictures should match wake me up at tomorrow all right your alarm set for tomorrow at a.m.

Show me photos I took in July take a look at these pictures from your Google photos open the camera and take a selfie no camera have installed open the Play Store search uber and install the first app no camera app installed open Instagram I couldn’t find any enabled video skills go to the music TV and books section of the Alexa app enable the video provider you want then link your account and complete setup set a timer for 2 minutes timers are not currently supported on this device show me pictures of German shepherds the German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany wake me up at tomorrow timers and alarms are not currently supported on this device show me photos I took in July open the camera and take a selfie open the Play Store search uber and install the first app open Instagram alright here’s the app set a timer for 2 minutes ok get started show me pictures of German shepherds actually looks like I couldn’t find the file wake me up at tomorrow done I set the alarm for p.m.

Show me photos I took in July looks like I couldn’t find it open the camera and take a selfie perfect we got the shot open the Play Store search uber and install the first app short thing we’re downloading now open Instagram set a timer for two minutes okay two minutes and Counting show me pictures of German Shepherds here are some images of German Shepherds I found on the web wake me up at tomorrow your a.m. alarm is on show me photos I took in July open the camera and take a selfie open the App Store search uber and install the first app okay searching for uber on the App Store so basically what we’re learning here is confirming what we originally thought which is that voice assistance might not be great at everything but they definitely have certain specialties certain strengths and weaknesses rap for me I can rhyme I even have an original poem I’ve been working on I know to search I love to search I cannot alai I’ll search it all I am not shy search for pictures search for pie I searched I searched at least I try my name is Alexa and I’m here to say I’m the baddest AI in the cloud today your responses are fast but mine are faster sucker speech engines they call me master dropping mad rhymes is my speciality check it out I’m an AI but the rats on the slide emoji I got an endless supply no cat I can’t handle cause I’ll just what ha your Prime my guru calls on your right side I can tell that hear your voice and watch me get things done I said a hip-hop saved me from the Clippy the peek peek and pop and you don’t stop space rocket for the pong pong ado P say up jump the doozy to the rhythm of the ontology as cringy as that was believe it or not the conclusion is they’re rapping actually best represents best describes where they fall on this spectrum of voice assistant so Google assistant very vanilla you know just kind of gave me more of a poem than a rap but it did what I asked for it gave me some rhymes that’s really all you can ask Siri was a little more cringy sometimes maybe trying to be funny but again it definitely got the job done getting to what I asked for Bixby definitely trying way too hard with like a bunch of bells and whistles but at least it did some things that the others don’t do but also in a very robotic non human kind of way and then Alexa as she said is literally the baddest like is actually the worst so there you have it those of your voice assistants obviously it paints the picture that they’re all still kind of trying to at Google some are closer than others obviously but let me know what you think which one is your favorite if you were to pick one which one would it be thanks for watching dossie has the next one

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