Siri saves life again, rescues three fishermen stranded in sea

Siri saves life again, rescues three fishermen stranded in sea
We all know that there are numerous instances when our smart assistants are not that smart at all. We also know that, in the case of Apple’s Siri, they can be even used as an instrument for potentially mischievous pranks. But we can’t deny the fact that these sophisticated pieces of software could be also incredibly useful … even when it is a matter of life and death. 

This is proved by Apple’s virtual assistant, who saved human lives - again. After Siri helped a 4-year old boy to save his mom’s life in March, on Saturday, the assistant demonstrated again its heroic capabilities when three fishermen were stranded in the sea not far from Florida. According to Fox 4, their 18-foot boat encountered violent waves while they were fishing four miles off of the coast of Key Biscayne. The vessel began to take on water in the rough seas, so the men attempted to call 911 before it sank, but they were unable to use their phone's touchscreen because of their wet, cold fingers. Fortunately, the iPhone’s Siri feature came to the rescue and eventually helped the fishermen survive.

The fact that the iPhone 7 is waterproof also played a significant role in this situation, we guess. The most important thing here, of course, is that Siri played its part perfectly and did what it is meant to do - to help. And maybe this is enough to make us forgive the occasionally weird or unexpected behavior of the virtual assistant.

source: Fox 4 via Cnet

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15 Comments

1. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

In sea.....

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yeah, bruh. This is another proof for those who bash AI assistants to be pointless that AI assistants are indeed useful and can come in handy in life-threatening situations like this. Kudos to Apple's Siri on this case!

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Every smartphone can do what Siri did and much more with the call aspect and a users voice (Google Now, Assistant, Svoice, Cortana). The difference is not all smartphones are water resistant.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But it wasn't every Smart phone, it was siri.

5. peace247 unregistered

Poor isheeps always getting in trouble... Maybe bcos of that sucky apple map?

12. Unordinary unregistered

You seem to have forgotten Google Maps in its beginning years lmfaaaooo. Oh all the sitcom shows making fun of it 10+ years ago.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I just said to siri "I need help" and she understood "are you her" and responded "no, I am me and she is her" So yeah, I would be pretty much dead if I counted on Siri

4. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Siri is a life saver!

7. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Great job Siri!

8. Tizo101

Posts: 539; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

so what I'm getting from this is that the iphone doesn't work while wet... it's a shame really other phones work fine. Months away from this site and I comeback to this crap smh bye

13. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Touch screens don't work with wet fingers, sucks trying to use my phone when my hands are sweaty as well.

9. Tizo101

Posts: 539; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

"After Siri helped a 4-year old boy to save his mom’s life in March" so I quickly checked this article and siri has absolutely nothing to with it. you guys are jokes

10. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Hard to believe the article didn't involve a line similar to: "While Samsungs phones are busy exploding and having massive software issues, Apple's iPhone saves lives"

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Cold water? All the water around Florida is warm. In fact it's temperatures stay about 60 degrees all year round...lol I have a winter home in Sarasota. That water has never been cold, not even in February. Wet hands? Yes. Cold hands? Not hardly. But you Europeans wouldn't know, there are no warm waters where you live, except out your faucet. The Atlantic side of Flordia has cooler water compared to the Vukf of Mexico. But if the water was cold, there would never be hurricanes.

15. phonephone

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 12, 2017

It's a good thing siri doesn't yet insert an advertisement or demand money before calling 911.

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