She has been accused of pumping out conspiracy theories and ‚Äúcackling‚ÄĚ at inappropriate times. Now experts say that Amazon‚Äôs Alexa is less adept than her biggest rivals as a virtual assistant.
In a test the automated assistant answered less than two thirds of questions correctly, far fewer than Apple‚Äôs Siri and the Google Assistant.
The 800 questions, which were designed to test each assistant‚Äôs ability and utility, were broken down into five categories. They looked at knowledge, such as ‚ÄúWhere is the nearest coffee shop?‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúCan you order me more paper towels?‚ÄĚ. The other categories involved giving directions, providing information on a sports fixture and asking for a reminder to call a friend later in the day.
The Google Assistant understood all questions and‚Ä¶