Siri, Alexa and Other Virtual Assistants Put to the Test – The New York Times

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By  BRIAN X. CHEN JAN. 27, 2016

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All the so-called Frightful Five tech behemoths — Apple, Microsoft, AmazonFacebook and Google, now part of Alphabet — now offer virtual assistants, which handle tedious tasks in response to voice commands or keystrokes, on various devices. Apple‘s Siri is the best known, having been available since 2011, but Microsoft now has CortanaFacebook is testing one called M, and Google builds its voice assistant into its search apps.

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