Google Home Intervenes in a Domestic Violence Incident by Calling 911

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Google Home Intervenes in a Domestic Violence Incident by Calling 911

By Staff Writer

Google Home called the police when a couple was allegedly involved in a violent domestic dispute, according to a report by Gizmodo.

According to ABC News, officers were called to a home outside Albuquerque, New Mexico this week when a Google Home called 911 and the operator heard a confrontation in the background.

Gizmodo reported that police say Eduardo Barros was house-sitting at the residence with his girlfriend and their daughter. Barros allegedly pulled a gun on his girlfriend when they got into an argument and asked her: “Did you call the sheriffs?” Google Home apparently heard “call the sheriffs,” and proceeded to call the sheriffs.

“The unexpected use of this new technology to contact emergency services has possibly helped save a life,” Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III said in a statement.

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