A sigh of Relief: Amazon Alexa can now be used to identify Coronavirus symptoms and characteristics
As per the recent developments that were included in the most-latest update of the popular Amazon assistant Alexa, the device can now be used to determine that whether an individual is suffering from Coronavirus (COVID-19), or not. This new enhancement comes as a relief to millions of people who were locked down inside their homes, scared and spooked about the virus not being able to step out for even a virus test.
The users can simply ask Alexa questions like “Do you think I have Coronavirus?”, or “What should I do if I get coronavirus?”, these basic questions are then followed by a set of questions that Alexa uses to evaluate your existing health condition, the assistant can also gauge your possible risk levels by analyzing your symptoms and then can advise you as required. Alexa’s evaluation capability and knowledge are stamped by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and can be of massive help during these difficult times.
This feature is still limited to the United States, however in countries like Japan, one can also use Alexa to evaluate their Coronavirus risk levels. Amazon tech has also done some more praiseworthy changes in the new update, one of such changes include Alexa making sure that you wash your hands properly by singing a song for 20 seconds while you are at it, user-friendly assistant supervision which encourages people to wash their hands properly to prevent the possible risks of the COVID-19.
Alexa is not the only virtual assistant who is trailing the blaze of Coronavirus detection and awareness, according to reports, Apple has also updated its virtual assistant, Siri to regulate and detect the Coronavirus existence in its users. Exactly like Alexa, Siri’s COVID-19 evaluation process can be triggered by asking a simple set of questions which are then followed by the immediate diagnosis report and a plan of action.
Unlike, Siri or Alexa, the Google Assistant does not detect the virus, however, the Google assistant provides a 5 step checklist that one should follow to avoid Coronavirus.
It’s refreshing to see how virtual assistants are trying their best to help their users during the time of this horrific pandemic, although, the smoke of doom and gloom is getting darker by the hour, and the world would need more than just virtual assistants to come out of this untroubled.