Siri 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