Imagine waking up one day to find that your voice is programmed into tens of millions of mobile phones without your prior knowledge. For voiceover artist Susan Bennett, in 2011, that was her reality.
In 2005, Atlanta-based voiceover artist Susan Bennett recorded hundreds of hours of audio for a text-to-speech company. Six years later, on 4 October 2011, she quickly learned that those recordings had been licensed by Apple for the iPhone 4S’s built-in personal assistant, Siri. Overnight, Susan’s voice became globally recognized, whether she liked it or not.
In this week’s episode of Chips with Everything on The Guardian, Matt Shore speaks to Susan about her experiences of being thrust into the world of Siri and how her life has changed since that fateful day.
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