September 23, 2020

Who is smarter? Google or Siri?

With the rising trends of AI and virtual assistants, two of the world’s biggest tech giants – Google and Apple, are giving each other throat cut competition for dominating the world of AI-powered virtual assistants, which are Google assistant (Google) and Siri (Apple). Let us dive into a detailed comparison between these two virtual assistants and understand each of them’ peculiar points.

Google Assistant

Google assistant bot is an AI-powered virtual assistant released in 2016 and wrote in the C++ language. It primarily serves the android powered mobile devices and smart home devices. Google assistant can access the internet, control the device, access the information on the device, access calendar, music player, alarm, etc., open applications, send texts, navigate google maps, and much more. It has become trendy amongst Android users and has received hot response from the public. 

Siri

Siri is Apple’s version of an AI-powered virtual assistant for its users. It was initially released in 2011 and written in Objective C language. it serves all the Apple devices like I-phone, I-pad, I-pod, mac series, etc. It helps features similar to Google assistant – making phone calls, sending and reading texts, setting alarms and reminders, playing music, identifying music, and much more. 

Comparison: Google or Siri?

Now it is finally time to compare Google Assistant & Apple Siri and understand where each stands compared to the other. 


Comparison: Google or Siri
  1. Questions answered correctly – One of the fundamental functions of any virtual assistant is to provide accurate answers to any user’s query. In this regard, some surveys have been conducted, and it has been observed that in most categories, Google’s assistant provided more accurate answers than Apple’s Siri.

Winner: Google Assistant

  1. Privacy: Apple takes its user’s data privacy and security very seriously. It performs most of its tasks on the device itself, leaving very little room for cloud usage and thus keeping your data as safe as possible. Google uses your data on google assistant to develop your profile and serve you advertisements accordingly. In contrast, Apple does not use Siri’s data to show you advertisements.

Winner: Siri

  1. Customer Experience: Customer experience is fundamental to any virtual assistant, as you will interact with it daily. Considering Customer experience, it has been observed that Siri is more natural to talk to as compared to Google Assistant. Siri understands more natural queries and is easier to correct when it mishears the user. Moreover, it won’t make you repeat yourself. It underlines the words it doesn’t understand and provides other guesses so that you can tap on the correct word instead of repeating the entire sentence.

Winner: Siri

  1. Universal Translator: Google Assistant bot gives you an option to translate a sentence into any language. Just say Translate ______ into [language] and boom! There you go. Siri cannot perform such tasks.

Winner: Google Assistant

  1. Customization: According to feedback from various users, it has been observed that it is easier to customize Siri’s settings in a more detailed manner. Apps can tie into Siri in a better way. Go through settings>siri and search, and you’ll be good to go. Google is not very flexible in this regard.

Winner: Siri

  1. App searching: Google assistant bot can search up the screen for important information and serves up images, videos, links, etc. to search for apps from the play store as per your requirements. Siri doesn’t have such power.

Winner: Google Assistant

  1. Going beyond its expected functions: Although the comparison is that which one is a better personal assistant, there are things that Google Assistant does, which are beyond this prescribed functionalities. It can read your poems, play exciting games with you, or crack funny jokes. Siri is not as flexible in these areas as Google Assistant.

Winner: Google Assistant

Conclusion

As we can see, overall analysis shows that the google assistant bot turns out to be better than Siri in most of the areas, but this can also not be denied that there exist certain things that Siri does much better. After all, a distinction is what Apple stands for in today’s tech industry.

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