Individuals concerned about whether they have coronavirus will be able to get a virtual checkup just by asking Siri.
Apple has updated Siri to walk individuals through the U.S. Public Health Service questions to determine their risk and whether they need to take further action or wait it out.
“Hey Siri! Do I have coronavirus?” will prompt the digital assistant to ask the following:
Depending on the answer, Siri will respond with:
Again, depending on the answer, Siri may respond with:
This is just the latest example of how technology can be used to assist over-worked medical staff. Virtual assistants and artificial intelligence can act as a sort of early triage, helping individuals know when they should seek medical attention and, at the same time, save medical professionals from individuals who may be worried about nothing.