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  • Google Assistant ups challenge to Apple's Siri with support for multiple actions & 'contin...

    jd_in_sb said:
    The other day I spoke to my nearby iPhone X and asked Siri to set a timer for 3 minutes. When the timer was done I told Siri “Do that again.” Siri responded by saying “hang on let me listen... hmm I don’t recognize that song.”

    I then asked my nearby Echo’s Alexa to set a timer for 3 minutes. When it was done I told Alexa “Do that again” and it immediately set another timer for 3 minutes. 

    I love Apple but am disappointed the Siri is falling so far behind in the basics. It feels like Siri is a soon to be discontinued product and that Apple has moved onto other things like Augumented Reality. 
    And note that nothing in that example required giving up "privacy and security" for the Alexa device to handle the interaction in a manner expected.  The software behind each of them is what is at work there.  One of them is 'smarter' in how it responds than another and having mountains of personal data and/or selling it is not necessary for that.
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