We took a test of Allo and Siri. Find out who won.

Siri, Apple’s much-hyped personal assistant, has been helping and entertaining iPhone users for quite some time now. While Windows created Cortana sometime back, the AI failed to find popularity among a large segment of people. So, when Google Assistant Allo joined the race, we were curious to find out how it compared  to Siri. Given that a large segment of Indians prefers Android over iOS, this comparison is one that I am sure many users are keen to know about.

Both the assistants were able to open the camera app when I asked them to take my photo, searched for the news headlines correctly, none succeeded in providing me the right directions in my city. Let’s see how they fared in the case of some of the other interesting queries:

Will it rain today?

Allo seemed to give a very specific answer to our question while Siri came up with an answer but did not frame it well.

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[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Points: Allo : +1, Siri : 0[/dropshadowbox]

Send an SMS

Allo blindly opened the messaging app while Siri intelligently asked  about the receiver of the SMS.
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[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Points: Allo : 0, Siri : +1[/dropshadowbox]

Who is Mother Teresa?

Allo missed this one by miles. Siri promptly searched the net and brought up the Wikipedia data . We can only hope that Allo improves in this regard once more users start using it and the indexing gets better.

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[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Points: Allo : (-1), Siri : +1[/dropshadowbox]

Play a game

Both the assistants seemed quite helpful in this regard, but Allo seemed to be more communicative about it.

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[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Points: Allo : +1, Siri : +1[/dropshadowbox]

What is your name?

Siri won this round hands down with the sarcastic retort. Allo just gave a flat reply.

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[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Points: Allo : 0, Siri : +1[/dropshadowbox]

Do you watch GoT?

Again, Siri emerged the clear winner on this one. Allo came across as a  somewhat boring entity in this regard, while Siri blew our mind with a brilliant retort.

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[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Points: Allo : 0, Siri : +1[/dropshadowbox]

About Anandita Dasgupta

Anandita is a techie, an adventurer and a closet romantic. She eats to survive and backpacks around the world for nourishment. Her practical worldview is reflected in her crisp and relatable writing style. She writes on a wide range of topics, but her core areas of interest are travel, career and culture!

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Anandita Dasgupta

Anandita is a techie, an adventurer and a closet romantic. She eats to survive and backpacks around the world for nourishment. Her practical worldview is reflected in her crisp and relatable writing style. She writes on a wide range of topics, but her core areas of interest are travel, career and culture!

3 thoughts on “We took a test of Allo and Siri. Find out who won.

  • October 3, 2016 at 9:57 pm
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    I have never been a Mac guy. So an user friendly option is but to go Google.

  • October 4, 2016 at 10:25 pm
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    Awesome..I loved the way you put it… 🙂 🙂

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