Siri ahead of Google Now and Cortana in the language test




Apple has successfully improves voice assistant Siri. The operating system iOS 8 personal assistant a better understanding of needs and more precisely in their responses, say observers VentureBeat, which compared the function with Google Now and Cortana. Voice assistant Apple is working effectively its competitors.


In testing involved three technologies – Siri, Google Now and Cortana. At Microsoft, we recall, are positioning their development as a specific mix of the functions previously implemented Apple and Google. There is full support for natural language and, according to developers, in contrast to the “apple” of the product service adjusted individually to the needs of each user.


The essence of the test is that all three participants had to answer 18 of the same issues. Questions were asked in five languages ​​- English, Italian, French, German and Mandarin. For the correct answer gets 1 point function, for the answer, were among other search results – 0.5 points, but if the assignment program fails, then it did not accrue points.


Best results showed Siri – for finding answers to the English-speaking application requests earned 14.5 points out of 18 possible, while Cortana was second (12.5 out of 18), and Google Now – third (11.5 out of 18). Similar rates personal assistants demonstrated in the case of other European languages.


The biggest challenge was the voice assistant Mandarin Chinese – with him successfully overcome only Siri, earned 13.5 points. The second significant delays to the finish line came Cortana – 5 points out of 18, and Google Now in this test scored only 1.5 points.

According to the results of testing Siri was the leader – personal assistant Apple gave 76% correct answers, besides becoming the only voice assistant, in all five languages ​​to answer the question about how much closes the nearest store. Google Now coped with only 46% of jobs, and Cortana could overpower only 42% of jobs, albeit often resorted to other means of Internet search.

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