Tag Archive: Siri


The Voice Of Siri Is Susan Bennett

 

 

 

 

” “I’m the original voice of Siri.” That’s the quote CNN attributes to Susan Bennett, a voice talent that says her voice was used for Apple’s virtual assistant. “I wasn’t sure that I wanted the notoriety,” Bennett tells CNN, explaining her delay in coming forward, “and I also wasn’t sure where I stood legally.” In fact, it was The Verge‘s article on synthesized speech that prompted her to come forward.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Will Our Mobile Devices Get to Work?

 

 

 

” You’re about to head out on long business trip or extended working “vacation.” The question is, do you bring a smartphone, your laptop, or a tablet? 

For many people, the answer is all three. The phone is for answering calls, checking email, and sneaking Angry Birds; the tablet is for streaming videos; and the laptop is for all things truly work. But will lugging around a computer always be necessary?

The most important innovation for mobile productivity might be speech technology. Apps such as Ask Ziggy and Siri already handle spoken requests like “find me a hotel in San Francisco” or “remind me to call my wife in the morning,” and there are programs such as Nuance that let users dictate entire documents by voice. These kinds of programs have been around for years, but have improved greatly of late and require little training. ”