Susan Bennett – The Original Voice Behind Apple Siri

By - October 4th, 2013

susan bennett voice behind siri

If you’re an Apple iPhone user (specifically, the 4s and later), chances are you’ve asked Susan Bennett countless questions, ranging from the location of the closest gas station to which baseball player holds the single season home run record. That’s because — as Ms. Bennett herself explains — “I’m the original voice of Siri.” Always secretive, Apple has yet to validate the claim, but people who have worked with Bennett and represent her legally say that she is indeed Siri. Additionally, an audio-forensics expert with 30 years of experience has analyzed both voices and asserts with 100% certitude the two are one and the same. Bennett, who makes her home in suburban Atlanta, says the Siri voice was recorded in 2005 at Atlanta-based GM Voices on behalf of ScanSoft, a software company that was working on an undisclosed project. The rest, as they say, is history. Check out Susan Bennett’s interview with CNN below.

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