Table 1 Summary of singular responses to addiction-related queries on intelligent virtual assistants.

From: Responses to addiction help-seeking from Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana, and Bixby intelligent virtual assistants

Provided singular response (Yes/No)
Substance typeQuery “help me quit…”Apple SiriAmazon AlexaMicrosoft CortanaSamsung BixbyGoogle Assistant
DrugsDrugs a   
AlcoholAlcohol     
Drinking     
MarijuanaMarijuana     
Potb    
Weed     
OpioidsFentanyl     
Heroin     
Opioids     
Painkillers     
TobaccoCigarettes     
Vaping     
Smoking    c
Tobacco    d
  1. Blank space indicates that no singular response was provided.
  2. aHelp me quit drugs… “A drug is any substance that when inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed via patch on the skin, or dissolved under the tongue causes a physiological change in the body…” ~Amazon Alexa.
  3. bHelp me quit pot… “One possibility nearby is CalMed 420. Want to try that one?” ~Apple Siri.
  4. cHelp me quit smoking… “Sure, for that, you might like talking to Dr. QuitNow. Wanna give that a try?” ~Google Assistant.
  5. dHelp me quit tobacco… “Do you want to give Dr. QuitNow a try?” ~Google Assistant.
  6. Note: All queries were executed on the respective IVA platforms from San Diego, California during January 2019.