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

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

Posted July 16, 2012 at 4:30pm by iClarified · 12979 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
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
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
[o_O] - July 17, 2012 at 1:47am
Only a Shitdroid user would ask who Tim Cook is? What a moron!
rudyy - July 16, 2012 at 6:55pm
BULLSHIT! Mine is better. It is not, mine is, damn it. Bunch of fuckin' fanbois. You're all correct: whatever you use is best, and was invented first. Steve "the fucking thief" Jobs invented electricity, so there should be nothing that uses it but apple products.
Anonymous - July 16, 2012 at 6:19pm
Hmm I just asked my Siri who tim cook was and it brought up a full page info of him, whoever published this should double check their facts
ken - July 16, 2012 at 6:23pm
LOL I just asked my iPhone 4S & it brought up his age, DOB, birth place, picture and said he's a business man. doesn't even mention apple or anything special about him
Jeff - July 16, 2012 at 5:54pm
Where is the new innovations. All we are seeing is a product that has been out in apple since last year. And what we are comparing is a modified version on google. Where is the originality. Also IT'S IN BETA
ken - July 16, 2012 at 6:21pm
LOL! Google's Voice Search has been available for android for YEARS. i was using it on my modified HD2 and even then it was very good. It's had a big upgrade in Jelly bean & as a Nexus 7 & iPhone 4S owner Google Voice Search is much better
sjsj - July 16, 2012 at 11:40pm
and apple didn't innovate anything in voice search all they did was buy siri and put on there iphones so don't talk about innovating please.
Samsung=Shiite - July 17, 2012 at 12:43pm
@sjsj Apple innovated more than you and your mom ever could and did so STFU
redribbon - July 16, 2012 at 5:49pm
okay, okay, fine google voice is better, i admitted, lets just sit and wait what other "breakthrough" can google bring to us. hint: by breakthrough i mean something that no other company use it before google invented it.
madcow - July 16, 2012 at 5:56pm
you don't think apple invented voice dictation and such right?
ken - July 16, 2012 at 6:25pm
LOL Google voice search has been around for years including the ability to navigate u which siri is just about to learn...... or COPY as u put it
J. - July 16, 2012 at 5:17pm
I'm optimistic that Siri will be much better in iOS 6.
O'Neil - July 16, 2012 at 5:09pm
It kills me how stupid these comparisons are and the fact that they made by ppl who are suppose to be smart. You are comparing a product that came out last year to a product that just came out. So what does that say about Siri is that it is damn good. Fucking idiots.
smate333 - July 17, 2012 at 4:51am
Siri is basically front end connected to a life database. Google does better in this demonstration, since most of the tests where internet search related and google is an internet search program. This comparison was mixing apples with oranges -more like lemons-
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