Asking Siri for serious help? Think again

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A new research shows in case of a personal emergency these assistants aren't very dependable. (WPVI)

We know many people depend on Siri or other smartphones assistants.

But a new research shows in case of a personal emergency, these assistants aren't very dependable.

The research looked at four different systems in how they respond to emergencies such as depression and suicide, domestic violence and mental or physical health crises.

Many did not respond to these emergencies appropriately.

Some like Siri do link people to the 'National Suicide Prevention Hotline.'

But many were found to be lacking empathy.

In case of an emergency, it is better to call 9-1-1 and talk to an actual human being.

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