Siri can now respond to some coronavirus questions
If you ask your iPhone’s voice assistant “Hey Siri, do I have the coronavirus?” or a variant of the question, the Apple assistant will ask you a series of questions to give you an answer.
On Saturday, CNBC reported that iPhone users equipped with the Siri voice assistant can ask the tool if they have the coronavirus to launch a verbal, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- and United States Public Health Service-approved questionnaire that will make medical recommendations based on their answers.
Siri will ask users if they are experiencing common symptoms of COVID-19 like a dry cough or a fever; those with potentially life-threatening symptoms will be advised to consider calling 911. People with less severe symptoms will be offered recommendations to stay home and avoid contact with others or to seek additional medical help.
Currently, Siri is only able to provide this experience to users in the U.S. There is no word on whether the tool will be expanded outside the U.S. or not. RGA
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