TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Voice of Siri steps forward

Daily Photo Galleries

By Chicago Tribune
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

The woman behind that comforting and helpful voice on millions of iPhones and iPads has been revealed. CNN on Friday introduced Susan Bennett, who lives outside Atlanta, as the source of the recorded answers to everything from “What's the weather like?” to “What is the meaning of life?”

Bennett told CNN she started the journey as Siri's voice in 2005, two years before the first iPhone was introduced, making text-to-speech recordings for four hours a day.

CNN says highly secretive Apple Inc. won't confirm Bennett's legitimacy, but a voice analysis professional told CNN he is “100 percent” sure she's the real deal.

Bennett is the voice of Siri in the United States. Other Siris around the world already have revealed themselves.

Bennett started doing voice work in the 1970s, CNN reported. She also has done a number of television and radio commercials and is the voice of the traveler assistant in Delta Air Lines airport terminals.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Car dealers find silver lining in cloud of vehicle recalls
  2. Export-Import Bank in dispute in Congress
  3. Economists cite signs of strength
  4. JetBlue considers charging for first checked bag
  5. Engine that quits a mystery
  6. Retailer rolls dice on TargetExpress
  7. 2 cars put 50 mpg in rearview
  8. EPA failing to stop natural gas pipeline leaks, internal watchdog says
  9. Plug-in Accord makes gas station visits rare
  10. PPG to sell Illinois glass plant, shift operations to other sites in North America
  11. Chrysler recalls up to 792K Jeep SUVs for ignition switch defect
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.