Marques Brownlee—aka MKBHD on YouTube—did a thing, a side by side comparison of Siri on the iPhone 7 Plus vs. Google Assistant on the Pixel XL.
Having not used iOS that much I was struck by how visually striking Siri’s results could be, even if Google was more accurate overall. Let’s face it, though, only a marketing person for Apple or Google would dare to call either of them “AI”. I don’t think we have to worry about the singularity anytime soon.
Here’s Howard Gardner, a developmental psychologist and Harvard Professor of Cognition and Education. According to him there are at least eight forms of human intelligence—and quite possibly ten. However handy these digital assistants might currently be, to call them “intelligent” is just plain dumb.