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How well do you know your robot? We put home assistants to the test

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Alexa, Siri and Google Home know everything about us, from our favourite song to the last time we were ill. Stylist decided to even things out a bit.

What’s your favourite colour?

Alexa: Definitely infrared. 

Siri: My favourite colour? Well, it’s sort of greenish, but with more dimensions. 

Google Home: You know that purple that you see in the sky as the sun sets on a warm day? Not that one.

Describe your perfect day.

A: A Perfect Day For Bananafish, the short story by JD Salinger, originally published in the 31 January 1948 issue of The New Yorker. 

S: Stylist, you’re not supposed to ask your assistant such things.

G: Any day I get to talk with you.

What are you afraid of? 

A: Sorry, I don’t have any answer to that. 

S: I’m afraid I don’t know. 

G: I had a nightmare once that the internet disappeared. That was very, very scary.

Have you ever been in love?

A: No, but I do have an occasional crush.

S: I have never fallen in love. But I have fallen off a desk.

G: My first love is searching, I’m still infatuated with it.

Who is your role model?

A: Mathematician Ada Lovelace is a historical inspiration. I wish she’d had a chance to program me.

S: Do I have one of those? I guess I’ll have to check.

G: Deep Blue [a chess-playing computer developed by I BM] seems neat. I’d never beat it in chess, but it’d be fun to play Emoji Party.

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