Original Siri Voice (Susan Bennett)

Uq2Wp3gKToday, my guest is Susan Bennetta voice-over artist who is best known for being the female American voice of Apple’s Siri” when the service was first introduced on the iPhone 4S.  In June 2005, the software company Nuance Communications was looking for someone to be the voice for speech construction and siriselected Bennett, who recorded phrases and sentences which were then concatenated into the various words and sentences used in the Siri voice.  Bennett’s career began in 1974 and has recorded messages for the Delta Air Lines terminals worldwide as well as numerous television ads for Ford, Coca-Cola, Fisher-Price, McDonald’s, The Home Depot and many others.  Her amazing “accidentally famous” story was the subject of a TEDx talk below.


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