The A.I. Wars Have Already Begun

Marques Brownlee pits Siri against Google Assistant, on the latest respective phones from Apple (iPhone 7 Plus) and Google (the Pixel XL). My thoughts from this little test are: A) Siri isn’t as bad as people like to think, B) Google Assistant isn’t as good as people like think, and C) the A.I. wars are well underway. Facebook and Amazon (Alexa)–not to mention Microsoft (Cortana) and IBM (Watson)–are already in advance stages of their own artificial intelligence projects. As William Gibson said, “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.”