Humor: Cortana and Siri mix it up, Lakers fans won’t be happy, and don’t ask for a sandwich
Of course, the mere existence of Cortana sets the stage for all sorts of comparisons to Siri, some serious, and others…not. It should be no problem guessing which path Arsenio took the idea on his show.
Cortana does have quite a bit more inflection to its voice, and at least for now, it has some more interactive small talk to it. The AI engine is far more advanced though, as Cortana is able to learn and unlearn your likes, dislikes and other habits of use if you let it. Siri is not designed to do that, at least not yet.
So, when Arsenio asks Siri for help finding an outlet that sells basketball tickets, specifically for the Los Angeles Lakers, the digital assistant finds dozens at the ready. When he asks Cortana to put a game on the calendar, the digital assistant, sensing the Lakers’ horrific win/loss record (25-53), offers to watch a train wreck instead. You can see where the rest of this bit will go.
It’s all in good fun, until one of them chooses to bring a knife to a gunfight. Who knows, hopefully we will see Siri get a boost at WWDC this summer. In the meantime, it comes down to basketball, sandwiches and maps.
source: The Arsenio Hall Show (YouTube) via WMPoweruser
1. chistoefur (Posts: 92; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
Haha I really liked that.
I'd prefer Cortana, but none of them have anything against Google Now.
3. Sauce (unregistered)
Google Now and Siri are on the same level in terms of overall use and functionality, despite what fanboys claim.
10. PBXtech (Posts: 994; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Siri has more personality, Now has more functionality.
11. tech2 (Posts: 2760; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Google NOW gives me the information when I want and what I want even WITHOUT me asking and that's a big difference for me.
I can chose my favourite team and Google Now will alert me of any of their matches, will show me fastest directions to work when i leave without me asking (also it uses the much more reliable Google Maps as against Apple Maps). Also, I find Google Now easily understands my accent as against Siri. Google Now also does location reminder which I doubt Siri does.
15. Sauce (unregistered)
Yea yea yea. Same ol sh*t everyone says. It's a fan following rumor on here. Like I said, they are both the same in terms of a voice assistant. Everything you just said can be done with Siri, and as far as mapping goes, don't get me started. Google Maps and Apple Maps are both inferior to Waze. Both have f*cked up numerous times. Google Maps also has a 2 star rating on the App Store by the way out of 5000 reviews.
18. papss (unregistered)
Here is better than both map services..
24. valapsp (Posts: 487; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
probably better than apple maps but ... WAIT FOR IT ... NOT BETTER than google maps.
32. papss (unregistered)
See post above...
28. tech2 (Posts: 2760; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Here Maps is only good in developed countries its really awful in other developing and underdeveloped countries.
31. papss (unregistered)
How about you use here before making silly comments like that.
33. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I live in Mumbai. HERE maps works really great for me. Its fast, smooth and I can even download maps to use it offline.
25. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
I don't know but Google acquired Waze like a long time ago for like $1.2 bill. I believe
30. Sauce (unregistered)
Yes Waze is still better than Google Maps lol
26. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3649; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Siri doesnt understand anything other than US and Brit accent. Argument over.
29. tech2 (Posts: 2760; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
'Yea yea yea. Same ol sh*t everyone says. It's a fan following rumor on here' why post a comment if you're not able to digest someone else's comment? smh. Also the differences I mentioned are actually the ones that matter to ME and not taken from a 'fan follower'. Stop acting like a bigoted person.
Yes Google Maps maybe inferior to Waze but its still miles better than Apple's Maps which was the original argument as you were talking about Voice assistants not maps. BTW, can you send me a link to 2 star rating on app store for G Maps as I can only see 4.5 rating.
16. Sauce (unregistered)
I prefer my girlfriend. I can't stick anything inside of Cortana.
20. papss (unregistered)
Haha❕ true story here.
21. ePoch270 (Posts: 120; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
So THAT is what this is for! Now I get it.
22. akki20892 (Posts: 3744; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
23. Sauce (unregistered)
Yes, for the girlfriendless like you and the other many :/ unfortunately.
5. chistoefur (Posts: 92; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
"You really want to bring a knife to a gunfight?"
27. -box- (Posts: 3933; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Would it have been better with Master Chief holding his SMG?
14. Liveitup (Posts: 1739; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Cortana has the intelligence of both Siri and Google now with the addition to things like people based reminders and a sense of humor, singing a song if you ask her etc. Cortana is in a league of its own.
17. Sauce (unregistered)
Yea. Too bad that league is smaller than a group of 80 year old men out on a Monday bowling night.
19. papss (unregistered)
Does that make it any less awesome? To answer my own question.. No its still cool as hell
35. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
At least everyone in that group, regardless of what hardware they have in their phones, will be able to use Cortana. Unlike a certain fruit company.