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Apple's AI assitant Siri saves fishermen's lives

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : May 2, 2017, 3:57 pm IST
Updated : May 2, 2017, 3:58 pm IST

The fishermen were approximately 4 miles away from the coast when their 18ft boat started sinking into rough seas.

Apple phone (Representational Image)
 Apple phone (Representational Image)

Apple’s Siri reportedly saved three fishermen who were trapped in rough seas. The fishermen were approximately 4 miles away from the coast when their 18ft boat started sinking into rough seas. One of fishermen managed to activate Siri for help. He asked Siri to call 911, post which a Coast Guard chopper located them and sent a diver to save them.

The Police officers who later arrived for the rescue, said “They had an iPhone 7, which I'm learning today is waterproof. However, he couldn't touch the screen with his fingers because they were cold, but he used Siri to call 911".

Siri has proved to be helpful in emergency situations earlier as well. Previously, a 4-year old girl in UK used Siri to call 911 to save her mother’s life.

Tags: siri, fishermen, emergency