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.