Apple’s HomePod has answered 52.3 percent correctly out of the 782 questions asked in a test conducted by Loup Ventures, a report said on Monday.

Loup Ventures performed a test to Apple’s HomePod. These tests were conducted in various categories which include ease of use, sound quality and Siri, among others.

 

Siri answered 52.3 percent of questions in new AI test

 

Regarding Siri, Loup Ventures’ Gene Munster said that Siri had understood 99.4 percent of queries asked of it. The company tested at least three HomePods, and it reported that a total of 782 questions were asked to Apple’s HomePods.

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According to Munster, Apple’s HomePod has performed well so far compared to its rival speakers. He described Apple’s smart speaker as “at the bottom of the totem pole” in the AI assistant performance category.

 

While Apple’s HomePod is closely reaching success, other rival smart speakers like
Google Home has reportedly answered 81 percent correctly. And Amazon’s Alexa has answered only 64 percent correctly, while Microsoft’s Cortana has answered 57 percent correctly.

 

Munster added that Apple’s Siri performed best when answering both local and commerce type of questions like asking direction of a local coffee shops or buying a shirt. In this aspect, Siri, he said, beats its rival smart speakers like Alexa and Cortana. However, it falls behind Google Assistant on Google Home.

 

“This means added support for these domains would bring HomePod performance above that of Alexa (64%) and Cortana (57%), though still shy of Google Home (81%). We know Siri can correctly answer a whole range of queries that HomePod cannot evidence by our note here. Apple’s limiting of HomePod’s domains should change over time, at which point we expect the speaker to be vastly more useful and integrated with your other Apple devices,” the researcher further noted.