Super Siri!

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s4Siri is a personal helper on an Ipad or Iphone, you just have to ask him a question like “search images of monkeys” and he will reply with Google images of, you guessed it, monkeys! To activate Siri, hold down the home button and two bleeps will occur. Then you can ask your question. The inventor could never have imagined how it was used earlier this year in Australia.

A mother of two, Stacey Gleeson used Siri to call an ambulance after her baby daughter, Giana, stopped breathing. As Stacey turned on the light in her child’s room, she dropped her phone but activated Siri and said to call the ambulance on speaker as she commenced CPR. The mother was able to talk to the emergency service whilst helping Giana.

Luckily, the ambulance arrived in time to see Giana breathing again and, soon, she made a full recovery. This event occurred in March but Mr Gleeson contacted Apple who immediately spread the news to the Australian news outlet 7 News

“I had played around with Siri, I thought it was a fun feature. Now I have that feature turned on all the time and it will never be turned off again,” Mrs Gleeson stated. The function doesn’t work on all iPhone models but Mrs Gleeson has an iPhone 6S.


Georgia, Year 6

Cottesmore Millfield Academy

12 Responses to Super Siri!

  1. Charlie June 8, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    When I use Siri, I just ask her/him random questions. I never knew Siri was so useful, useful enough to save someone’s life! I love to read articles about technology, keep up the good work.

  2. Lola June 8, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Great article Georgia, it is very sad that another young child could have died from choking.

  3. Jack June 8, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Great article Georgia, luckily she made a quick recovery.

  4. Athena June 8, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Great article Georgia, I never knew that Siri could do such useful things like saving someone’s life!

  5. Grace June 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Excellent article Georgia, it’s amazing that just a gadget can do something like that!

  6. Jenson June 8, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Nice article, it’s nice to know that the girl turned out fine

  7. Nick johnson aka Dad June 8, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Awesome article dude!!
    How amazing that technology helped save a life.

  8. Ashley June 8, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Well done Georgia I never knew that Siri could be so helpful keep up the great work can’t wait to hear you’re next article

  9. Georgia June 9, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Thanks for the lovely comments.

  10. Louie June 11, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Yo, georgia,great article.I never knew that could happen with Siri.Just i you could ask Siri to give you food…

  11. Victoria Buckley June 12, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Great article, Georgia. I had never considered Siri to be more than an additional feature on the Apple devices, however as your article shows it could be a vital piece of technology in an emergency situation thanks to its voice activation. Well done.

    Mrs Buckley

  12. Joe June 23, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Great article. I just thought Siri was a fun feature on the iPhone and iPad. I never new you could use it to call an ambulance!