Here’s Why You Should Never Say ‘108’ To Siri

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with “Siri,” it’s basically a virtual personal assistant that resides on an iPhone. Siri responds to the words you speak rather than requests you type, so just as you can talk to your iPhone to perform a range of tasks (employing speech-to-text translation), you can also hear Siri’s human-like voice talk back at you (text-to-speech technology).

So why is this a bad idea?

That’s important because 108 is equivalent of the US’s 911 in India, so Siri recognizes it as a call for help and connects you to your local service.

If you genuinely need emergency services you can say 999 to Siri or simply say “dial emergency services”. Siri will then give you a five-second countdown and a chance to cancel or call before then. So yes, Siri can be helpful and fun, but keep in mind that a phone is still a phone and you have to be responsible.