Since her release with the iPhone 4S in 2011, Siri’s iconic voice has answered millions of queries. Siri’s voice is instantly recognizable, only second to Majel Barrett’s Enterprise computer on Star Trek. Now an Atlanta woman has come forward, claiming to be the voice that launched a million dinner reservations. CNN caught up with the voice of Siri and you can watch the video below!
Susan Bennet came out of the shadows today, free to show her face now that iOS 7 has a new Siri voice. Her claim of Siri-dom seems pretty credible once you hear her speak. Apparently audio forensics experts have backed her up as well, saying Bennet and Siri that, “They are identical — a 100% match.”
Susan was initially reluctant to come forward:
“I really had to weigh the importance of it for me personally. I wasn’t sure that I wanted that notoriety, and I also wasn’t sure where I stood legally. And so, consequently, I was very conservative about it for a long time,” she said. “And then this Verge video came out … And it seemed like everyone was clamoring to find out who the real voice behind Siri is, and so I thought, well, you know, what the heck? This is the time.”
Ms. Bennet has been voice acting since the 70s and is no stranger to being the voice behind some of our most used technology. Her pleasant voice is featured in GPS devices and in multiple telephone text-to-speech systems. She got her start as the voice of a talking ATM machine!
Of course, Apple will neither confirm nor deny Susan Bennet’s claim to Siri fame. The company has remained silent on the issue. Check out the video of Susan Bennet below and let us know what you think in the comments!