Siri in the last place in new Smart Speakers Contest
Siri’s reputation suffered another blow, after the virtual assistant again proved to be the last on test of the capabilities of this type of technology. This time he was between smart speakers powered by digital assistants, and the other contenders were Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana.
Loop Ventures’ Gene Munster revealed that these four assistants was put on test with 782 questions. Siri, which powers HomePod, has responded correctly to 52.3 percent of them, which puts it in the last place.
HK Invoke, powered by Cortana, is up 57% while Alexa, which runs the Amazon Echo, is up to 64%. Far ahead and solely at the top is Google Home with Google Assistant, where the percentage of the correct answers is 81%.
As smart speaker market share, Google Home is a long-term smart speaker unit share winner, but Alexa and Apple are the two other key players. In 2018 we expect HomePod to capture 12% of the global smart speaker share, compared to Alexa with 52% share, Google Home 32% and others at 4%. In 2022, we expect HomePod to hold a similar 12% market share (HomePod ASP estimate declines to $149 from $349 today), Google Home at 48% and Alexa at 37%.
Loup Ventures is forecasting sales of 7 million HomePods in 2018, boosting Apple’s revenue and earnings by 1%.http://gizbrain.com/2018/02/12/siri-last-place-smart-speaker-test/https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/homepod-echo-home.jpg?fit=1200%2C574https://i1.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/homepod-echo-home.jpg?fit=210%2C100AMAZONAPPLEMICROSOFTTECH NEWSAI,Cortana,Google Assistant,siri,voice assistantSiri's reputation suffered another blow, after the virtual assistant again proved to be the last on test of the capabilities of this type of technology. This time he was between smart speakers powered by digital assistants, and the other contenders were Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, and Microsoft's Cortana. Loop Ventures’...John GreenJohn GreenJohngreen@gizbrain.comContributorJohn Green is a writer at GizBrain.GizBrain - Your Tech Brain