Analyst Munster grades Siri and Google Search

Analyst Munster grades Siri and Google Search
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster got to play teacher when he pitted Siri against Google Search in an attempt to see which of the two was more knowledgeable. First, you can't answer a question without knowing the question. Inside, Siri understood Munster's words about 89% of the time, a figure that dropped to 83% while in the middle of a busy intersection. Munster used the microphone from a pair of Skullcandy headphones. Google, with the questions typed into the Search box, understood everything. According to Munster, Siri's answer was right only 62% of the time. Google Search was right 86% of the time.

Munster gave Google Search an A+ for comprehension and a B+ for accuracy, while Siri received a B for comprehension and a D for accuracy. Still, Munster sees big things in Siri's future saying that the software will "improve meaningfully" with all of the updates in iOS 6. Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised that Siri will show improvement. Despite all that, it still remains a focus of Apple's television advertisements. And Google continues to search (pun intended) for its own virtual personal assistant with the latest being its new Google Voice Search powered by the Knowledge Graph that is available in Jelly Bean.

source: HuffingtonPost

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42 Comments

1. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Now its time for google

2. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

How good does it feel having your last card lit up with Google's match, iSheep? 'Cause damn, it feels pretty good to me.

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

of course just like Apple improve Google Voice with Siri it took Google not one not two .. but three (Google voice, S-Voice) to finally get it right.. congrats.... not sit back and watch Apple make 4G popular something Android has failed to do..

10. rocko0011

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Google Voice (made for calls) isn't a competitor for Siri, and S-Voice wasn't made by Google. You should really research before speaking what you think you know is truth.

11. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Don't waste time with professionals like this guy, he will bring down to his level and pummel you mercilessly with experience....in idiocy that is. That comment made me scratch my head as i read it and then I realized who wrote it and everything made sense.

40. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

That reminds me of my senior quote "Don't argue with idiots because they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience."

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

welcome to paradise

14. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The only people buying 3g phones are people buying iPhones ;-) oh, that and entry level smartphone buyers... LOL

15. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

The only people buying 3g phones are entry level smartphone buyers. FTFY.

20. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

ZING! +1 For YOU good sir! I needed that fix LOL!

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Gallito, can you get more stupid than you are now? 4G technology is the reason why Android is booming at a rapid pace. iPhones are stuck on 3G, which is last century's tech. "Wait until Apple comes out with 4G!" Android's been "having" that since mid 2010, when the Evo 4G came out, which is one of the best selling phones in history. True 4G has been available since last year thanks to Verizon. You're running out of lines to defend Apple. Seems like you need to ditch the zeroes and join the heroes buddy.

36. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

he still thinks that iPhone 4 is 4G.. LOL.. fried chicken..

19. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Google Voice? lol, what an imbecile. If you are going to take a swipe at Google, at least get your facts and products straight. And S-Voice wasn't made by Google. It was an attempt by Samsung to compete with Siri (which was an alright attempt). Google Search on Jellybean so far seems streets ahead of Siri, even with the improvements of iOS6.

41. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

You are such a f**king moron..!!

3. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Hey, I posted this on the other video that PA put up!

4. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

A man without a goal is like a sheep without a iphone.

5. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

inhuman brainwashed doooooomed Zoombies.

30. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

haha!! u made my day!!! LoL

6. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

cant you use the voice input for google search and havent you been able to for a couple years? it just doesnt talk back to you. He could have actually voice searched and made it fair. I'll bet siri would have done better then.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Siri wouldnt have done any better. Googles results might have changed though. But then again, I use GVA without much issue all the time. You just have to speak properly.

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Google search is the best for many years. And that is the perfect improvement of Google Search, enough for not being a beta version, unlike Siri.

12. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Great, now Google should ban Google searches from iDevices, force them to use Yahoo lololol

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And lose money in the process? Yeah, that's smart.

18. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

In banning Google for iOS, they will lose a little for about a month or so, but we all know how most people cannot live without Google, so they'll be forced to switch to Android just to use Google's services again, rising the sales and bringing in more money. Only problem is Google isn't Apple and probably wouldn't do it.

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Google would lose billions

24. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Lose billions and earn more billions back, I don't see how that is a problem.

38. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You don't see it a problem because you're clueless

26. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

U guys r all idiots. Go get laid

37. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 276; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

heaven forbid they have to use bing haha

21. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

The side-by-side on technobuffalo was excellent and Google wiped the floor with Siri. I think the best feature of Google is that the voice is so much better than Siri. Siri's voice is as good as Gingerbread's voice, but ICS and JB are infinitely more life-like. http://www.technobuffalo.com/companies/apple/google-search-is-much-more-accurate-than-ios-5s-siri-study-shows/

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