Google Assistant and Siri wins and fails: Smart assistants are the comic relief we need in the AI era

Voice assistants are now virtually present on almost any device you could pick. Heck, some even have two or more voice assistants on deck though that provides little to no additional benefit.

Now that the Google Assistant has broadened its reach to any contemporary Android device and Siri has been a staple of all iPhones for more than half a decade, it's only natural that they have become an almost natural part of our everyday lives. We might not use them on the regular but communication with your virtual butler is getting more and more natural. Given that they're also becoming part and parcel of our houses, we've just seen the tip of the smart assistants' iceberg.

One thing we can definitely rely on the likes of Google Assistant and Siri is to voluntarily or accidentally provide us with fairly good doze of comic relief on the regular. Just as we did earlier this year, we picked a bunch of slightly amusing fails and wins courtesy of the two most popular smartphone assistants, and while it's certain that you won't die laughing, some of these will hopefully make you exhale faster than usual.

Credit for all the screenshots beneath goes to all the wonderful boys and gals that make Reddit a better place.



1. Cicero

Posts: 1159; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Funny as hell with this "assistants". LOL

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7621; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I feel sorry for anyone who actually compares Siri to Google Assistant. Because clearly Google assistant is superior to Siri. It like saying that single digit IQ person is smarter than Einstein. If Siri could only understand this command. "Siri can I upgrade you to Google Assistant."

5. Zylam

Posts: 1824; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Now you guys are arguing over which Ai fails better... The insecurity is Incredible. All Ai's fail and everyone knows Siri sucks and Google Assistant is the best. But this was just an amusing article on fails. Not a competition.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7621; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

No one was arguing. Plus the one that is insecure here, is you. The only way Siri can compete is Apple has to be better at context, and remember previous conversations. But that gets into privacy issues. Something that Apple trys to tell everyone that they are all about protecting people's privacy. However if they want Siri to compete with Google Assistant, Alexa, or even Cortana. Then Siri has to remember previous conversations, which breaks their privacy concerns. So until that changes, Siri will always be in last place when it comes to intelligent voice assistants. Btw I thought it was funny the part where I said "Siri can I upgrade you to Google Assistant." Oh, and just in case Zylam, if you want to try out another Assistant on your iPhone, then you can. Just install Google Assistant, Alexa, or Cortana. You will get better results than Siri could ever offer.

6. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Bixby didn’t even merit being in this article. I fear Bixby may well end up on the scrap heap.

2. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Google Assistant is so much more humorous and natural.

7. therealestboy

Posts: 82; Member since: May 03, 2013

Google assistant is way ahead of Siri and any other assistant out there. Also, Google software in general is much better at understanding what the user wants. Siri doesn't understand basic voice dictation. that is in more true with names. Google has the ability to tap into you its massive data and gives relevant information.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Siri why do you always go to the web for answers smh lol that was a golden response, totally oblivious,

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