I would like to give you a little bit of a hint,concerning the agents(chat-bots) mentioned in your question body.and also following up the tags and that's strong AI etc.
All the current agents lack comprehension nor reasoning and by this I mean,these agents rely on rule based algorithms, basic neural networks name it... ,they don't exhibit strong "reasoning skills" in that they can be expertly ask questions without training data nor following up human define rules effectively.
Therefore,building up a truly strong nor effective agent requires a lot of time and expertise,which AI research companies lack due to the Artificial Narrow Intelligence level of AI.
So one of the key capabilities which I think to gauge the real AI agent which can as well ask questions effectively is:reasoning and abstraction which will help an agent to autonomously adapt to new situations,and understand nor comprehend the context of the given subject/topic.
Now you can judge according to the above insights, whether we do have good AI that is curious and is definitely accurate in asking questions!
Am not criticising the products (chat-bot),these companies put on market but we as scientists in this field,we have to save our civilisation.
Hope this helps.