Writing by Timothy Buck

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MKBHD's Voice Assistant Battle (2017)

MKBHD's Voice Assistant Battle (2017)

MKBHD recently published a really solid comparison video of the top voice assistants—Google Assistant, Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Samsung's Bixby. The results weren't quite what I expected. 

  • Google Assistant was impressive as we've come to expect. It wasn't perfect, but it was really consistent.
  • Siri was super solid. Despite missing a handful of requests, it was significantly better than Alexa or Bixby and arguably as good as Google Assistant.
  • Alexa (on a phone) showed it can do much of what Google Assistant and Siri can do, but at least for now, it fails at phone-specific tasks (i.e. open Instagram or set a timer or show me pictures).
  • Bixby was better than I expected but clearly the least reliable. That said it was able to do some multi-step tasks that none of the others could do (Open the Play Store, search Uber and download the top result).

Watch his video and let me know what you think.

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