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Meet the Voice Behind Siri 114

Posted by samzenpus
from the you-sound-familiar dept.
An anonymous reader writes in with a story about an actress who claims to be the voice behind Siri. "Own an iPhone or iPad? Since Siri was released on the iPhone 4S in 2011, I bet you, like me, have been wondering who the real voice behind Apple Virtual voice assistant Siri is. She has provided weather forecast, restaurants tips and has power announcements at airport around the world. Well, the real voice behind Siri has been revealed, and she is Atlanta-based Actress Susan Bennett. While her name might not ring a bell to you, her friends , those who have worked with her, her family and even forensics expert recognized her voice, and says she is the real Siri."
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Meet the Voice Behind Siri

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  • Wow (Score:5, Funny)

    by oodaloop (1229816) on Monday October 07, 2013 @09:04AM (#45058203)
    That's incredibly fascinating. What's for lunch?
  • Hahahahahahahahahaa!
  • by js3 (319268)

    whoopdeeeffingdoo

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 07, 2013 @09:05AM (#45058231)

    MUCH better looking.

  • Fix your crappy mobile site (and the new exciting alpha desktop version, come to that), and spend less time on this nonsense. Thanks!

  • This is up there with the Jane Barbie [wikipedia.org] and Pat Fleet stories.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    I knew it wouldn't turn out to be some fat cow with a nice voice, because Apple was involved and they knew that she would step forward eventually.

  • And CNN is 48 hours behind facebook.

    Which means that anything I see on Facebook is reported by Slashdot a week late. Holy fracking catfish, it's time to stop coming to this website.

  • by bmacs27 (1314285) on Monday October 07, 2013 @09:17AM (#45058369)
    Why does she know so many good places to bury a body?
  • If Apple related news are of no interest, why do they generate tons of posts claiming no one is interested in them? My suggestion, just ignore them.
    • by mic0e (2740501)

      The Dilemma of complaining that everybody is complaining... You have to complain yourself.

      • by geekoid (135745)

        He didn't complain, he simply made a suggest to those who are complaining.

        Don't worry so much about being quick to look clever. Take a moment and think.

  • Thank god (Score:5, Funny)

    by sl4shd0rk (755837) on Monday October 07, 2013 @09:38AM (#45058649)

    I'm glad this mystery has finally come to a close. I've had years of endless conversations (some actually broke out into fisticuffs) with co-workers about the likelihood that Siri was simply a generic wave form generated on a 1973 Rowland 385x tube synth (I love my old Rowland!!!1). One co-worker (Bryhan) argued that he could actually hear the pitch-shift in one of the particular tones of Siri's condescending passages suggesting it was in fact a male voice with some clever over-dubbing from magnetic tape (backwards). I've wondered about this for years and have lost much sleep over it. So glad it's finally came to light. Take that Bryhan, you insensitive clod!

  • by Anonymous Coward

    a better clip:
    http://www.wimp.com/voicesiri/

    coming from the article:
    http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/17/4596374/machine-language-how-siri-found-its-voice

  • But she looks nothing like Jon Briggs?
  • But who on slashdot thinks a short interview with Saki Fujita (Hatsune Miku) would be interesting?
    *Kicks feet up* Slow news day.
  • She doesn't have a real keyboard. I don't think it's turning out too well for her.
  • She must be really busy. How does she find time to do anything else?

    • by mythosaz (572040)

      Not sure I get the point of your comment.

      She is, apparently, a reasonably well respected voice actress, doing work for a number of companies.

  • We found out here [wikia.com]

  • She must sound very robotic in person. Either that, or the engineers that pieced together the phenomes did a very mediocre job. So far, the best text-to-speech synthesis I have heard comes from a recent update of Android. The pronunciation has improved significantly and the tone sounds much more relaxed and less stinted than the previous Android version as well as Siri.
  • Not what I was expecting. Raj meets Siri [youtube.com]

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