“Siri, can you help me?” Now Siri can. After working in collaboration with RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) Apple has updated Siri to respond to statements such as “I was raped” and “I was abused” correctly as well as empathically. When disclosing such statements, Siri will suggest calling the National Sexual Assault hotline for help.  This change was brought by a study that was done researching how smartphone assistants responded when asked for help. Apple will continue their partnership with RAINN in hopes to better Siri.

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For the abstract of the study, click here.