New York Times: Google Voice Search is 'Definitely Smarter' Than Siri

Posted July 16, 2012 at 4:30pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9443 views

The New York Times has published an article this morning criticizing Siri's performance as a personal assistant.

Over time, things have really soured between Siri and me. We barely speak anymore. And, although she doesn't know this, I've started seeing someone else. Her name, although not as mysterious or sexy, is Google Voice Search.

Google Voice Search, available in the latest operating software for Android phones, is a much better listener. It's definitely smarter. If I ask Google Voice Search a question, like, "Who is Tim Cook?" it responds with an answer. (He's the chief executive of Apple.) If I ask Siri the same question, the response is: "I don't see Tim Cook in your contacts."


Recent comparisons between Google and Siri have also put Google on top. Apple is updating Siri with improved results; however, the NYT argues that it is Siri's understanding of your question that is the problem not its ability to produce a result.

What do you think? Is Siri performing as well as you would like?

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Queerdroid - July 17, 2012 at 11:20pm
Siri has been out for a full year it would be extremely sad for google voice to be dumber than siri. how close of a competition would it be if both platforms unveiled their phones on the same day?
You're dumb - July 18, 2012 at 1:53am
Siri has been out since fall last year. Not a year. You should work for NASA.
WTFxCROWEx - July 17, 2012 at 11:25am
*can't
WTFxCROWEx - July 17, 2012 at 4:23am
How about you lock the screen and see witch one is faster oh wait the u can use it from the lock screen on the nexus. So if you think about it they are about the same speed.
Glocknine - July 17, 2012 at 3:15am
I have iphone 4s as main phone and galaxy s3 as secondary and I will have to agree the new google voice assistant is smarter than siri
NoGoodNick - July 17, 2012 at 2:11am
I think Siri is real cool cuz theres lots of stuff to do on it. Yea
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