Apple’s HomePod costs twice as much as Amazon’s Echo, but will it be twice as smart?

Apple unveiled its “HomePod” on Monday, a wireless speaker to compete with the likes of Amazon’s Echo. But the company has some strides to make if it wants to compete with other smart devices that have gotten a head start — at least in the intelligence department. That’s because Siri lags behind Microsoft’s MSFT, +0.72% Cortana, the Alexa on Amazon Echo AMZN, +0.46% , and the Google GOOG, +0.83% Home Assistant, a study from digital agency Stone Temple that asked 5,000 random questions of the leading smart assistants found.

The smartest device was the Google Home Assistant: it answered 69% of the questions and 91% of those completely and correctly.

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