CNBC reported that Apple's voice assistant, Siri, has made some major improvements in recent months.
Jane Munster and Will Thompson, two researchers from Lope Ventures, tested Alexa Alexa, Cortana and Syri, and Google's assistant. They found that Seri correctly answered 74.6 percent of the 800 questions being administered. Alexa responded by 72.5 percent correctly, Cortana answered at 63.4 percent and Google's assistant scored the highest of 87.9 percent.
The questions were of four categories: local information, public information, navigation and trade. The researchers also recorded helpers on the correct answers to orders.
Siri is seen as the dumbest voice helper and lowest in the information category, which means that general questions like "Who plays the dolphins tonight?" Can not be answered.
Loup Ventures also identified how each assistant improved over time. "In a 12-month period, Google Home improved by seven percentage points, nine points, nine months with 22 points, and seven points in terms of correctly answered questions," the report said.
Apple continues to try to improve Seri on its competitors. The company hired AI exec John Giannandrea away from Google and promoted it to Apple's executive team, reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
The problem seems to be the perception, because most people do not think Siri is too intelligent, as he does not seem to be able to answer general questions.
Last month, Google Assistant launched Siri Shortcuts with its latest update.
In 2017, iOS for Assistant can perform all functions used by the Google Home smart speaker, including answering questions, requesting output, controlling smart devices at home and more. Now, according to reports, the latest update for Assistant for iOS allows users to type a phrase like "Okay Google" or "Hey Google" and later, whenever Siri is told, the app will open and prompt a question or command.