Alexa and Siri won't save your life!
Trying to save someone's life? Don't ask Alexa or Siri for help...
You know how your digital voice assistant like Siri or Alexa is "just okay" at understanding you and giving you helpful answers to your questions?
Yeah... they do even WORSE when there are actual stakes!!
Voice assistants are NOT a reliable source of information during a life-or-death emergency!!!
123 different critical first aid questions about things like heart attacks, poisonings, and choking were asked to the four most common digital voice assistants: Amazon's Alexa, Google Home, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana.
And they found that Google gave acceptable medical advice just 56% of the time... Alexa came in at 19% and Siri and Cortana NEVER came through.
So if there's a real emergency, it's a better bet to call four 9’s (9999) immediately.