Siri Improves Grade from D to C in Retest, Outscores Google Now [Chart]

Posted December 20, 2012 at 4:13pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9340 views

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster retested Siri and found that the voice assistant has improved since his last test in June, reports FORTUNE.

The previous test asked Siri 800 questions with street noise and 800 questions without. Without street noise Siri was able to correctly interpret 89% of the questions and correctly answer 68%.

Munster has now retested Siri on the same questions without street noise. This time Siri understood 91% of the questions and correctly answered 77%.

Notably, this was slightly better than Google Now's performance.

"Siri's biggest strengths," Munster writes, "are in local discovery and OS commands. Siri's biggest weaknesses are in commerce and information. For Google, unsurprisingly, navigation and information are its strongest points, while commerce was weaker. Google Now also was significantly weaker in OS commands. For example, Siri enables full control of the music application via Siri, but Google Now does not understand all song change/pause commands. We believe Google will eventually strengthen its ability to control the OS in future launches. Commerce was an area in which we viewed both solutions as weak."

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Copperhead - December 23, 2012 at 11:05pm
No one can ever beat good when it comes to maps or a search for something. It's what they do people!!!
Sami - December 20, 2012 at 6:16pm
Everyday I see some article like this where someone has to have the upper hand. I've used Siri and the google alternative. I personally think that google's product is more snappier and responsive than Siri. Don't call me a google fanboy either because I use an iPhone 5 and I can admit that it is inconsistent when recognizing what I am asking (no heavy accent). This test could be based off of very simple phrases or questions. That small margin of a win is still a win but who really cares? If you have an iPhone you have Siri if you have a droid you get google. You win regardless with voice recognition.
laurnzo - December 20, 2012 at 6:12pm
I don't care with this chat means but Google now still understands and works better for me than siri on the same freaking iPhone
laurnzo - December 20, 2012 at 6:13pm
Oops...I mean *Chart*
Steve Cock - December 20, 2012 at 4:52pm
These figures don't mean shite, Siri is still crap
Dev - December 20, 2012 at 4:55pm
Feeling pretty butthurt over this article, huh?
cnn fox lol - December 21, 2012 at 6:17am
source is cnn money lol just ass gud ass fox
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