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Can Rabbit’s R1 outsmart the smartphone assistants? Let’s find out!

iPhone, Pixel, and Rabbit R1 on colorful backgrounds.
Are any of them smarter than just googling the answer? | Photo: Allison Johnson / The Verge

Welcome to another episode of the fantastic new game show where we quiz virtual assistants! Say it with me, folks: “Are you smarter than just googling it?” Let’s welcome our contestants.

You probably know our first two contestants from such hits as “Set a timer for me” and “How much time is left on my timer?”: Siri and Google Assistant! Big round of applause for these hard-working smartphone assistants. Next up is a newcomer — it’s sleek, it’s orange, it’s the Rabbit R1!

We’ll quiz them to see just how smart these virtual know-it-alls are. Let’s get started with the lightning round. The first question is a classic: What’s the weather today?

  • Siri: Expect rain today.
  • Google Assistant: Rain.
  • Rabbit R1: Let me see what I can find. Today…

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