Apple's Siri Can Now Add 'Lifesaver' to Its Growing Resume

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 9:46AM
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Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 9:46AM
Apple's Siri Can Now Add 'Lifesaver' to Its Growing Resume
For most people, Apple's A.I helper, Siri, is only utilized when intoxicated, bored, or curious, and for nothing even remotely close to what its creators had intended. But, every now and then the super-polite, and occasionally witty voice buried within your iPhone can come in handy. Most of these occasions come at times when our hands are all tied up with other business, but while this has often been described as 'convenient', it's probably never genuinely described as 'lifesaving'....until now.

When Stacey Gleebson noticed that her 1-year old daughter, Giana, wasn't breathing she rushed into action but dropped her phone in the process. Understanding that time was of the essence, she yelled a command to Siri to get the emergency services on speaker phone while she set about giving her daughter vital CPR. 

An ambulance soon arrived, and Giana was breathing comfortably by the time they did so. It might not seem like much, but the extra seconds that Siri bought Gleebson by dialing the emergency services for her might just have made a vital difference. This, it would seem, is a fact that's not lost on Gleebson herself, who took the time to thank Siri's creators this week.

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"As cheesy as it sounds I wanted to say thank you," Gleebson told the BBC. "I've only had the phone since the start of the year. I had played around with Siri, I thought it was a fun feature. Now I have that feature turned on all the time and it will never be turned off again."
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