Battle of the Assistants: iPhone VS Pixel 1


Siri and Google Assistant side-by-side

Show me pictures of cats…

-Marques Brownlee

On the left side, hailing from Cupertino…Siri. On the right…Google Assistant from Mountain View. An iPhone 7 Plus and a Pixel XL, respectively.

Siri vs Google Assistant

🍎| 🤖

History

It is amazing how far mobile AI products and Virtual Assistants have come since 2011. I remember the day I left work at EnterpriseMobile for lunch to pick up my iPhone 4S. When I brought it back to the lab, I recorded the following video:

Funny and entertaining at best back then, Siri – despite her shortcomings – has come a long way. But the iPhone wasn’t built around Siri the way that Pixel has been forged from a Google Assistant-centric feature. This is another significant difference in philosophy of mobile technology deployment to the consumer between Apple and Google.

Comparison

Marques Brownlee has put together a great side-by-side comparison video of how these two technologies respond to human voice commands and queries. Pros and Cons of each are apparent as he goes through a battery of commands and requests for different types of information ranging from sports scores to music identification to still media binaries. The cat query surprised me the most, but I won’t spoil it for you.

Check out the video below and let me know what you think:


Also published on Medium.