After its out-of-town tryout on Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft’s Cortana is hitting the big stage with today’s release of Windows 10 (though the virtual assistant won’t be available in all markets.)
So I fired off roughly 25 questions and commands (some silly, some not) to Cortana, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Echo and Google Now. The following 10 responses showed off their differences the most. In my highly subjective tests, Siri triumphed, getting my winning vote for five of the 10 responses—but also providing some really disappointing answers, too. Echo and Google Now tied for second place, receiving three votes each; Cortana ranked last, with two votes. Maybe Cortana still needs a little more out-of-town fine-tuning?