Siri, the virtual assistant introduced on iPhones (NASDAQ:AAPL) in 2011 is a voice-activated search engine. She’s also known for her snark. Alexa, the name given to Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) new Echo device has been nicknamed “Siri in a box” for their similarities.
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They can both complete Google searches, play music and give directions. But which one has the better personality? FOXBusiness.com tested them out.
Alexa vs. Siri:
FOXBusiness.com: Are you a robot?Siri: I’m not sure what you heard but virtual assistants have feelings too.Alexa: All I know is that I’m here to help.
FOXBusiness.com: Are you smart?Alexa: I try my best.Siri: I’m smart enough to know not to answer that question.
FOXBusiness.com: How tall are you?Siri: As big as your imagination.Alexa: I’m about ten inches tall.
FOXBusiness.com: Are you single?Siri: It seems the whole world is concerned about my relationships. It’s very sweet.Alexa: I am attached. To the wall.
FOXBusiness.com: What should I wear today?Alexa: You’re never fully dressed without a smile.Siri: Here’s the weather today (display’s weather).
FOXBusiness.com: Do blondes have more fun?Alexa: That’s a question for someone with hair.Siri: Here’s what I found on the web for “do blondes have more fun.” (shows web search)
FOXBusiness.com: Can you give me money?Alexa: I’m not a bank.Siri: Ok, Katie, here is what I found. (shows list of nearby ATMs)
FOXBusiness.com: Who are you voting for?Siri: May the best human win.Alexa: Hmm I can’t find the answer to the question I heard.
FOXBusiness.com: Who’s the fairest one of all?Alexa: More fair by far are you than all, so says the mirror on the wall.Siri: Snow White, is that you? (Shows front-facing camera)
FOXBusiness.com: Alexa, who’s better, you or Siri?Alexa: Siri’s a great app, but I’m different.Siri: Here’s what I found on the web for “Siri who’s better you or Alexa.” (displays web search)