CBR looks at the best virtual assistants on the market, looking at features, cost and capabilities.
Amazon Alexa is a smart home device, which is embedded into Amazon’s Echo speaker. It plays music, allows hands-free voice control, controls lights and switches within the house and can also report news of weather, traffic and so on.
Siri, as mentioned previously, is included in the many features of Apple devices, such as the iPhone and iPad. Also being able to report news, such as traffic and weathers makes it a useful assistant. But a more advanced skill that Siri has is its time efficiency, based on traffic Siri is able to inform you of the best time to leave to make a scheduled appointment for example.
As for Cortana, the voice assistant allows users to set reminders, possibly from a Lumia 950 device, which will essentially show up across all of you Windows 10 devices at the right time. This helps in keeping organised.
The function also shows benefits of interacting with your phone as it can also play music, switch on toggle switches and open requested apps- all at the activation of the users voice.