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by Micah J. Fleck
Well, the wonders of capitalistic industry-created technological gadgets never cease. And in this story, we find out that the evil corporation Apple built Siri, the iPhone’s AI, to dial the proper emergency numbers in all regions when something wrong is relayed to it. In this case, it saved the life of a frightened four-year-old boy’s mother who became unresponsive.
According to Gizmodo:
When a young boy identified only as Roman couldn’t wake up his unconscious mother, he did what any astute, technologically-adept four-year-old would do: He used his mother’s finger to unlock her phone, and then asked Siri to call emergency services. The boy’s actions saved his mother, but the incident exposes some dark and dangerous flaws in our increasingly landline-less world.As reported in the BBC, Roman, who lives in the south London neighborhood of Kenley, saved his mother’s life by using her thumb to unlock her iPhone, and then asked Siri to call 999 (the British equivalent of 911). An operator dispatched paramedics and police after the boy explained that his mother was “dead” and that “she’s closing her eyes and she’s not breathing.” The mother was taken to a nearby hospital where she was revived.