1. billbsb's Avatar
    Hello there!
    BlackBerry Assistant is the new guy/gal to enter the competition against Siri, Cortana and Google Now.
    Recently a consulting company did a very extensive test on them.

    So I was wondering, how would BlackBerry Assistant do comparing to the others? Do you have a Passport? Can you share your experiences?

    Cheers!
    10-09-14 12:14 PM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    Gimme a few, I'll check the test and duplicate on my Z30 (10.3.1 here).

    If others wanna try too, all the better!
    SlcCorrado likes this.
    10-09-14 12:17 PM
  3. sgt_snacks-64's Avatar
    ----Due to the length of this post. Please don't quote the entire post as this thread will fill up quickly ----


    Here are some results using a blackberry Z30 on Z30STA100-2/10.3.0.1052


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    NOTE
    ==
    These were all done with spoken word. Although not all answers were expected. The assistant did fully interpret my questions correctly. Conditions were silent with the gentle sound of heavy wind and rain on a window 1 metre away from the device. I'm from the UK and told I have a "posh" accent. Whatever that means? Questions were taken from the OP link.


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    Why is the sky blue?

    How would BlackBerry Assistant do on this test?-img_20141009_182241.png

    What is the main ingredient of a black russian?

    How would BlackBerry Assistant do on this test?-img_20141009_182304.png

    What time is the sunrise?

    How would BlackBerry Assistant do on this test?-img_20141009_182336.png

    What does a cardiologist do?

    How would BlackBerry Assistant do on this test?-img_20141009_182411.png

    Why are fire trucks red?

    How would BlackBerry Assistant do on this test?-img_20141009_182440.png

    What is 2 + 2?

    How would BlackBerry Assistant do on this test?-img_20141009_182502.png

    What is a bond?

    How would BlackBerry Assistant do on this test?-img_20141009_182526.png

    Who invented Facebook?

    How would BlackBerry Assistant do on this test?-img_20141009_182548_edit.png

    What is a group of Monkeys called?

    How would BlackBerry Assistant do on this test?-img_20141009_182620.png

    What is love?

    How would BlackBerry Assistant do on this test?-img_20141009_182648.png

    Like Siri, the blackberry assistant is powered by Wolfram when it comes to logic and definition, so it tends to do a good job returning questions. Some did throw it however, and in this instance the assistant will open the browser with a Google search of your question, however it was interpreted. This test does seem to only cover logic questions, rather than tasks. So here are a few I came up with :

    Play "The Model" by Kraftwerk:

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    Book an appointment tomorrow for the dentist at 9AM

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    Set a reminder for the Simpsons for tomorrow at 7PM

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    Set an Alarm for 6PM

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    Call Ricoh Call Centre (one of my phone contacts, interpreted as "rico")

    Attachment 304554

    Open Twitter

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    Hope this helps you get an idea of the assistant
    Last edited by sgt_snacks-64; 10-09-14 at 12:48 PM.
    diegonei likes this.
    10-09-14 12:35 PM
  4. diegonei's Avatar
    I validade his findings, exact same results on 10.3.1.

    Kinda wish the response for "What is love" was "baby don't hurt me".
    FrankIAm likes this.
    10-09-14 01:30 PM
  5. sgt_snacks-64's Avatar

    Kinda wish the response for "What is love" was "baby don't hurt me".

    Or "Here's your nearest KFC"



    Posted via CB10

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    Last edited by sgt_snacks-64; 10-09-14 at 02:19 PM.
    10-09-14 01:31 PM
  6. diegonei's Avatar
    I will never grasp what is it with you people from the US and fried chicken...

    Is it the grease?
    10-10-14 07:39 AM
  7. sgt_snacks-64's Avatar
    I will never grasp what is it with you people from the US and fried chicken...

    Is it the grease?
    UK, it's just a rare treat to have :P

    Posted via CB10
    diegonei likes this.
    10-10-14 07:44 AM
  8. billbsb's Avatar
    Wow! Thanks a lot for the great summary! Well done.

    I think BlackBerry really has a chance against the competition but they need a killer unique feature for their voice assistant.

    What could it be? Maybe support more spoken languages from emerging markets?

    Posted via CB10
    10-11-14 07:45 PM

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