Just recently, a group of researchers from Loop Ventures decided to delve into the query-handling ability of smart assistants.
They prepared a set of 800 questions and threw each at Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Google Assistant.
The responses of the assistants were then recorded and tallied to see which AI offered the most correct answers.
All understood questions accurately
Out of the 800 questions, the researchers say, most were correctly understood by all three smart assistants.
Google Assistant understood 100% of the questions, while Siri and Alexa were able to understand 99.8% and 99.9% of the queries, which clearly shows smart assistants have become pretty good at detecting queries followed by their respective wake words.
However, Google Assistant answered more queries correctly
While all voice assistants understood the queries correctly, Google Assistant was the one that answered most of them correctly.
According to the researchers, GA handled 92.9% of the questions accurately, while Siri and Alexa only managed to score 83.1% and 79.8%, respectively.
So, if you want high answering accuracy in your smart-speaker, a Google Assistant-powered offering is the best option to consider.
Scores have improved over months
Despite these results, the researchers emphasize that all three assistants have improved over the last months.
In the last test, conducted over a year ago, Google Assistant had scored 86%, while Siri and Alexa stood at 78% and 61%, respectively.
This, the team says, shows that digital assistants are certainly inching towards their eventual goal of highly-accurate query-handling to take over markets.