You know how your digital voice assistant like Siri or Alexa is "just okay" at understanding you and giving you helpful answers to your questions?  Yeah . . . they do even worse when there are actual stakes.

According to a new study out of the University of Alberta in Canada, voice assistants are not, I repeat, NOT a reliable source of information during a life-or-death emergency.

The researchers asked 123 different critical first aid questions about things like heart attacks, poisonings, and choking to the four most common digital voice assistants:  Amazon's Alexa, Google Home, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana.

And they found that Google gave acceptable medical advice 56% of the time . . . Alexa came in at 19% . . . and Siri and Cortana never came through.

So if there's a real emergency, it's a better bet to call 911.

Study Finds