Susan Bennett, an accomplished voice actor, and has worked for companies like AT&T, Delta, Coca Cola, McDonalds, revealed that she is the voice behind Apple’s intelligent personal assistant, SIRI.
However, Bennett didn’t know she gave her voice to Siri until Apple integrated it into the iPhone in 2011. Once Bennett heard SIRI’s voice, she knew it was hers.
A colleague e-mailed me [about Siri] and said, ‘Hey, we’ve been playing around with this new Apple phone. Isn’t this you?, told Bennett.
When Susan started working for Apple, she didn’t know what the recordings would be used for. But she had to work for just for hours a day for a month recording the phrases that would be baked into iOS. However, Apple, being the secretive company that it is, wouldn’t confirm Bennett was behind the robot assistant.
To check the authenticity of the information, CNN got the professional opinion of an audio forensics expert and had him analyze Bennett’s voice against Siri’s. After studying the two voices, The expert, Ed Primeau, said,
They are identical — a 100% match.
Here is what Susan Bennett has to say about SIRI: