Who is Siri? So who is the voice behind Siri? Those who have Apple mobile products are familiar of Siri, the lady voice who answers all questions thrown at her at the push of the button. Today, she has revealed herself for the very first time on CNN’s New Day show. Suri’s real name is Susan Bennett. She is a voice actress from Atlanta and she has done other voice-overs on radio and TV.
Bennett says she spent hours in the recording studio every day in July, 2005 just reading texts and various lines.
How Bennett got the role of the voice of Siri, CNN wrote:
ScanSoft, a software company, was looking for a voice for a new project. It reached out to GM Voices, a suburban Atlanta company that had established a niche recording voices for automated voice technologies. Bennett, a trusted talent who had done lots of work with GM Voices, was one of the options presented. ScanSoft liked what it heard, and in June 2005 Bennett signed a contract offering her voice for recordings that would be used in a database to construct speech…These snippets were then synthesized in a process called concatenation that builds words, sentences, paragraphs. And that is how voices like hers find their way into GPS and telephone systems.