Voice actress Susan Bennett has revealed herself to be the voice of Siri. Although Apple won’t confirm it, voice forensic specialists have.
Susan explains that she often records stuff without any idea of where or how it will be used. So, she had no idea that she would end up as the life concierge on all of our iPhones. She first knew that she was Siri when a colleague emailed her about it and said, “Hey, we’ve been playing around with this new Apple phone. Isn’t this you?’ She believes the Siri sessions took place in 2005, when she recorded herself reading nonsensical phrases and sentences for four hours a day, every day for a month.
”When I first discovered that was my voice, to be honest it was a little creepy,” admitted Bennett, who’s more accustomed to hearing herself welcoming people at the airport or giving them directions on a GPS. “But this real thing you can interact with in your hand … it took some time for me to get used to. But she and I are friends now.” [Time; CNN]