Amazon Echo Has the Connections, but Google Home Has the Smarts

If you need to hail an Uber, Amazon’s wildly popular virtual assistant Alexa is your go-to connection. But if you’re looking for an artificially intelligent conversation partner, Google Home seems like the better fit. Reviews are in for the Home device which Google releases Friday. The product is Google’s answer to Amazon Echo, a cylindrical microphone that runs Alexa. The consensus: This new thing from Google is very smart. “All virtual assistants, which are backed by artificial intelligence, are still fairly dumb, including Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana. But Google’s Assistant is smarter than Alexa,” writes The New York Times’ Brian X. Chen. He compared the two products by grilling them with questions for six days to see which performed better. “What I found was that…


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