Recognize the name Susan Bennett? If you own an iPhone and make use of personal assistant Siri, you've likely heard her voice.
In an interview with CNN, Bennett claims she is the voice behind Siri. "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," Bennett tells CNN.
According to her personal website, Bennett has over 20 years of experience doing voice-over work for companies ranging from The Home Depot to The Cartoon Network.
So how did Bennett end up as Siri? She tells CNN she signed a contract with software company ScanSoft — now known as Nuance — to lend her voice to recordings for a larger database. Bennett then entered the recording studio to read phrases and sentences for hours. Here's how CNN explains the process: