Apple leader of mobile phones industry has updated its voice assistant Siri to help their users regarding the pandemic disease COVID-19 questions. iPhone users started noticing this update from Saturday.
As the count of deaths has increased due to the dreadful pandemic COVID-19, Apple wants it users to have information accurate about their queries about Corona virus. So, Apple took a step forward to integrate the data from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health – Medical and Public Health Services into its AI powered voice assistant Siri.
If the users are worried whether they are affected by Corona, they just need to open Siri and ask “Do I have corona virus” or related variant questions. Then Siri responds with set of yes/no questions regarding symptoms relative to COVID-19 such as presence of fever, cough and others.
If the answers aligns with the symptoms of COVID-19, then it recommends users to call the emergency number 911. Else, it assists users to stay in home safe to avoid physical distancing to stop the spread of disease. All the others consultation and answers are from U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health – Medical and Public Health Services. Also, Siri is providing a link to the App in App store from which users can receive virtual consultation.
Currently this update is provided only to the users in US, not sure about its extension to other countries.
Stay safe and tuned for further information.