The battle for virtual assistant accuracy

Every now and then, I keep seeing comparison between different OS virtual assistant in a battle for who’s more accurate and the recent one to be seen is Microsoft and Apple. In a bid to promote Microsoft’s virtual assistant, Cortana, the company has come up with a new ad which sees Cortana contest with Apple’s Siri.


Microsoft decides to use the Nokia Lumia 635 against the iPhone 5s. Microsoft decides to focus on the parts where Cortana is strongest such as setting reminders. one of the examples shows both assistants been asked to remind “when my wife calls remind me to tell her happy anniversary” and Siri simply say it can’t do that. Instead it will just set up a reminder to remind so you can do it yourself.

You can watch the full video below.

Before now an analyst from Gene munster  did a research after asking Google Now and Siri about 800 questions and Google Now was slightly more accurate than Siri with about 2%, although when the research was first conducted back in December Siri was more accurate about 2%. In both cases Siri and Google Now have been found to at least have 80% accuracy.

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