Google Assistant and Siri fails: 20 instances when our smart assistants were not that smart at all

Apple's Siri and the Google Assistant are two of the more popular chatty virtual smart assistant out there. The former's available on any iPhone since the 4s, whereas the latter is pre-loaded and available on Google's new Pixel devices, though you can also use a certain portion of its features by chatting with it in Google's Allo app. 

 Both assistants are proactive assistants that are able to conversate with you on the base level, though they are still a far cry from being those smart AI assistant we've seen in kits if popular movies and TV shows.

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There's still a long way to go for Siri and El Goog's Assistant before they can truly name themselves "smart assistants". Often, neither of these are the sharpest tools in their respective sheds and either misunderstand us, interpret our queries incorrectly, or respond in the funniest ways possible. Sometimes, a combination of all these takes place and hilarity ensues.

Here are a bunch of fails that will probably make you smile, laugh, or at least loudly exhale through your nose. Let's start with Google's Assistant and witness some of its more embarrassing and funny moments.

Next up, we've got Apple's Siri, which has the advantage of being more experienced and available on way more devices than the Google Assistant. While normally a relatively able-bodied conversation peer, Siri sometimes mixes things up which leads to hilarious results.



1. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Meh, its normal. Since both are robot.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Siri has a ton of just simple fails, period. You still have to talk to Siri the way she wants you to talk. At least with Google Assistant you can talk to it in a number of different ways, and it will try to figure it out, and in most of the cases it works just fine.

12. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

yeah you can play around with words and make google assistant fail. Siri just fail... thats all lol.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

troll assistant vs retarded assistant

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

HAHAHA!! What is my name.......Your name is Hurt!! Lol nice one Google.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I think they completely miss the point of interacting with voice assistants. It not an AI that you could replace your friend. It just a quicker navigation tool.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4334; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I actually thought the spaceman joke was kind of clever. Not sure how this is a fail.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

They have to keep these joke mild - otherwise you'll have buncha "safe zone" citizens running around offended by every remark. Politically correct society at its best. Pathetic, really.

13. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yep got to agree there.

6. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Why is there even a town called North Pole and South Pole? especially in New Mexico of all places

8. AlikMalix unregistered

If you know how Spanish is spoken it has nothing to do with the word "pole". It's actually pronounced "poleh" and it happens to have a south side region of the town. Alaska called a town "North Pole" just for fun. Siri does the same result of asked the same way.

7. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL Hahahahahahahahaha The 6th Google assistance one was awesome. The Siri no number for Jack, LMAO. Thanks PA this was awesome.

11. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

iFailed. big time.

14. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

LOL at siri. I only use it for weather, but I guess I should use it more for lulz

19. gmaximus

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 05, 2017

Pity i can't post a link to my personal experience with GAssistant. It was a hilarious failure indeed

20. iDroidPhony

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 21, 2016

Siri is funnier so my eyes are set to iPhone8. :D

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