If you're a major tech company in 2016, chances are you have some sort of chatty virtual assistant. As the Web diminishes and the Amazon Echo continues to be a runaway hit, all the big players are convinced that talking to an AI will soon become the dominant way we interact with our computers. So they've started building. Apple has Siri, Amazon has Alexa, Microsoft has Cortana, and Google has the new and refreshed Google Assistant. Insidermonkey experts made a article of Cortana vs. Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant: The Best AI.
The tech has come a long way, but all of these companies openly admit that it's very early days for this proposed future. As such, all of these assistants are far from polished. But they're also things you can use today. So which one works best? I strapped in for eight hours of robot conversations to find out, testing each of the big four assistants across a variety of categories. You can also check our list of 10 Things You Can do With Amazon Echo.