Apple was first to the virtual assistant game with Siri when it unveiled it in 2011. Back then, Siri wowed everyone with its capabilities and the whole world was spellbound by it. Six years later, Siri lacks behind Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.
At WWDC next week, Apple will be unveiling iOS 11 with some major new upgrades to Siri. Among them, Reuters reports that Apple is planning on opening Siri to more third-party apps so that it can better compete with Amazon’s Alexa.
Google Assistant is a personal voice assistant developed originally for Android devices and is considered an upgrade of Google Now. Assistant is now available for iOS and this a good news for those who are not in favor of Apple’s native voice assistant, Siri.
Google Assistant is now available on the iPhone (well, at least in the US). Assistant is the manifestation of the future of Google, AI, and voice assistants. As we already know, Google is better at voice assistants and online services than Apple. But Google Assistant can’t really be compared to Siri as ultimately it’s an app and it can’t perform system functions that Siri can.
A new bug has been discovered in Siri that allows one to access the Cellular Data option on a locked iPhone through the virtual assistant.
Google released Google Assistant for iPhone last week. It is a major u-turn for the search giant, after announcing at last year’s Google I/O conference that it will be available exclusively on Google Pixel.
If you guys haven’t heard already, the Google Assistant is now available for iOS in the app store. I think this will definitely make some iOS users happy since we aren’t all the biggest fans of Siri. But, is the Google Assistant better than Siri on the iPhone already a day after it’s release? Let’s put them head to head to find out!
In June, Apple will host its latest Worldwide Developers Conference, where it will undoubtedly unveil the next versions of iOS, macOS, and other platforms.
Humans should see advanced computing help them in more ways than what we’re already seeing, and, in the eyes of one expert in artificial intelligence, those augmentations are inevitable.