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
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