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Meet the voice of Siri......

by Charli McKenzie

Siri, Apple's voice-activated virtual "assistant," was introduced the public back in 2011, but Apple has never officially identified the woman behind the voice. 

Allegedly, Siri’s original voice comes from recordings that voiceover actor, Susan Bennett, made eight years ago.

Bennett lives in suburban Atlanta, and an audio expert studied both voices and said he is 100 percent certain that the two voices are the same.

For four hours a day, every day, in July 2005, Bennett read phrases and sentences that made no sense, so that the developers could pull out vowels, consonants, and syllables, and play with her pitch and speed.

The snippets were then used to build words, sentences, and paragraphs for Siri’s vocabulary.