Creepy or Convenient, Siri & Alexa Might Know If You Have COVID
Siri and Alexa are two talented women. Wait, two talented voices? Whatever you want to call them, they might be able to help you determine if you need a COVID-19 test.
Apple did a big update with Siri to help those who might be high-risk as far as the coronavirus is considered. You might have received a notification about the update from Apple and ignored it. I get it but there are other updates to go along with the Siri/COVID-19 thing so go ahead and do it. Other big companies like Google and Facebook rolled out similar resources recently, or are about to.
As far as our favorite A.I.'s, Siri (and Alexa, too) will walk you through some questions, well, they will talk you through them, and follow up your answers with instructions or more questions.
Siri Now Helping Users with At-Home COVID Assessment
I answered "no" to all the questions but should the answers had been "yes" Siri would follow with important information, according to CNBC.
Siri will advise people who say they have extreme or life-threatening symptoms to consider calling 911.
The power of artificial intelligence is getting more and more convenient, maybe a little too convenient.
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