Siri Can Now Help You Against Police Violence

  • AUTHOR: isbah
  • POSTED ON: June 18, 2020

In 2018, Apple released a feature that allowed all the users to carry out multiple operations on their phone using voice command. The artificial intelligence responding to these tasks is Siri.


After the protests against police brutality, the feature has been considered as a way to report any unwelcome incident by the system. One iPhone user used the same shortcut that enables the feature of recording if you utter the phrase “Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over”.


Robert Petersen, the user who came up with this change in setting posted the link on his Twitter account.

Source: Twitter

You can download the police shortcut from the link posted but you need to have the Shortcut apps already installed on the phone.


The only downside is that this feature is not available for Android users and so, will be able to help only a number of people. Another application for the same service was also developed after the murder of Floyd called Stop and Frisk Watch and both iPhone and Android users can make use of it.


According to the developer's website you just have to “simply push a trigger on the phone’s frame” to activate the recording feature.


Apple says that you can also build other shortcuts using their application. “For example, build a ‘Surf Time’ shortcut that grabs the surf report, gives an estimated arrival time to the beach, and launches your surf music playlist,“ according to Apple’s support page.


Updated June 18, 2020
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