CNN puts a face to Siri

Wdd Logo.
October 04, 2013
CNN puts a face to Siri.

thumbnailFor the last few years millions of Americans have been asking her questions ranging from the intellectual, to the ridiculous; now thanks to CNN, we finally know the face behind the voice of Siri, the iPhone's virtual assistant.

Her name is Susan Bennett and she's from Atlanta, Georgia.

There's been no word from Apple confirming the fact, but an audio forensics expert has examined both speech patterns and has confirmed they are the same.

Bennett never recorded the messages Siri responds with, instead she recorded a series of syllables for ScanSoft back in 2005, a few months later ScanSoft became Nuance Communications, and it is widely believed that Apple purchased the Siri technology from Nuance.

Bennett has recorded thousands of voiceovers since the late 1970s, and her voice has now been replaced in iOS7 — so it's only those still avoiding the hideous icons in the new OS that can still hear her — however we think it's as the original voice of Siri that she'll now be known.

"Yes, I worry about how many times I get cursed every day." — Susan Bennett, the original voice of Siri

Siri's most useful function is to run down your battery whilst you try to discover the easter eggs hidden in the responses. Now we have a face to put to the voice, I'm not so sure we'll be asking the same questions.

siri-003

siri-002

siri-001

What's the strangest question you've ever asked Siri? Did 'she' know the answer? Let us know in the comments.

WDD Staff

WDD staff are proud to be able to bring you this daily blog about web design and development. If there's something you think we should be talking about let us know @DesignerDepot.

Read Next

20 Best New Websites, May 2024

Welcome to May’s compilation of the best sites on the web. This month we’re focused on color for younger humans,…

Exciting New Tools for Designers, May 2024

This year, we’ve seen a wave of groundbreaking apps and tools. AI is reshaping the industry, enhancing productivity,…

Using AI to Predict Design Trends

Design trends evolve at a blistering pace, especially in web design. On multi-month projects, you might work on a…

15 Best New Fonts, April 2024

Just like web design, type design follows trends. And while there’s always room for an exciting outsider, we tend to…

3 Essential Design Trends, May 2024

Integrated navigation elements, interactive typography, and digital overprints are three website design trends making…

How to Write World-Beating Web Content

Writing for the web is different from all other formats. We typically do not read to any real depth on the web; we…

20 Best New Websites, April 2024

Welcome to our sites of the month for April. With some websites, the details make all the difference, while in others,…

Exciting New Tools for Designers, April 2024

Welcome to our April tools collection. There are no practical jokes here, just practical gadgets, services, and apps to…

How Web Designers Can Stay Relevant in the Age of AI

The digital landscape is evolving rapidly. With the advent of AI, every sector is witnessing a revolution, including…

14 Top UX Tools for Designers in 2024

User Experience (UX) is one of the most important fields of design, so it should come as no surprise that there are a…

What Negative Effects Does a Bad Website Design Have On My Business?

Consumer expectations for a responsive, immersive, and visually appealing website experience have never been higher. In…

10+ Best Resources & Tools for Web Designers (2024 update)

Is searching for the best web design tools to suit your needs akin to having a recurring bad dream? Does each…