Google Assistant is the smartest AI of 2018
- Annual research on smart speakers from Loup Ventures has proved that Google Assistant is the smartest Artificial Intelligence (AI) based virtual assistant currently, ahead of Alexa, Siri and Cortana.
- Researchers asked around 800 questions to the aforementioned 4 AI virtual assistants. The grading was done based upon two factors – first, whether the AI understood the question, and second, the response.
- Based on five question categories which included Local, Commerce, Navigation, Information, and Command, the Google Assistant understood all queries and was able to answer 86 per cent of them correctly.
- Siri came in second with 75 per cent correct answers, while Alexa and Cortana scored 73 & 63 per cent, respectively. Interestingly, while Cortana scored the least in terms of correct answers, it could properly understand 99.4 per cent of the queries.
- The smart speakers used in this research were the Amazon Echo (Alexa), Google Home Mini (Google Assistant), Apple HomePod (Siri), and Harman Kardon Invoke (Cortana).