Apple’s Siri helps call ambulance and save toddler’s life
Little did Australian mom Stacey Glesson realise that the voice assistant in her iPhone would save her child’s life someday.
Seven News reported the incident that took place in March in an Australian household where one year old Giana Gleeson stopped breathing and needed help. Her mother Stacey Glesson rushed to her daughter, picked her up, sat on the floor and began to check her airways, remembering that her iPhone was lying around in the same space.
Glesson states that she did not have the time to find her phone that she dropped in the emergency, so she simply called out to Siri, using the words “Hey Siri” to call for an ambulance. The built-in voice assistant was able to direct the call allowing the mother to be with her daughter, while she was able to stay on the line with emergency services while she resuscitated the child.
“Before I knew it the ambulance was on its way and Giana was breathing again,” she said,reported the Sydney Morning Herald. This was not the first incidence where Siri had saved someone’s life. Last year in August, a US teen used the same voice assistant to call an ambulance after he was pinned underneath a truck in an accident and was unable to reach out for his phone.
Apple is expected to be big with Siri and make it available on more devices and across apps. Rumours point to a new SDK that will let more developers use Siri integration in their third-party apps. Siri is also expected to finally appear on MacOS (laptops and desktops) or OS X at the WWDC announcement.
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