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Apple's smart assistant already gives coronavirus advice and information

Apple updated its smart assistant Siri with data and information about Covid-19, in order to help users in the United States. As CNBC advances, it is possible to ask about matters related to the assistant coronavirus, including how to know if you are infected or if you have the disease. Siri responds with advice and information based on symptoms manifested by users.

When asked Siri about the coronavirus, the assistant does a kind of first screening, asking if she is experiencing symptoms, including fever, dry cough or shortness of breath. In case of more extreme situations they are advised to call the respective emergency numbers, since those who are not sure are told to isolate themselves if symptoms appear.

AI may also highlight remote support apps for health services, available on the App Store, if users are unable to contact the authorities. It should be noted that all of Siri's responses were fueled by information from the United States public health service, as well as from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention).

It is no longer known whether Apple will expand Siri's aid to other regions of the world. It should be noted that other technological giants are also updating their platforms to assist users in combating Covid-19. Facebook released factual information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to support people and businesses that have been affected by the pandemic. The social network made available the Coronavirus Information Center, as well as the offer of Workplace Advanced for 12 months for emergency services and governmental organizations.

Snapchat is developing a new feature with a set of tools to help users take care of their mental health. Snap announced that Here For You will be available sooner than expected in response to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).