Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Siri competes against Google Now and Microsoft Cortana. To make sure that Siri receives more positive reviews over its rivals. According to Wired, Apple has formed its own speech recognition team and a “neural-net-boosted Siri is on the way.”
Have you ever wondered who the voice behind Siri was? Now we know that it is voice actress Susan Bennett. Bennett is a voice actor that lives in suburban Atlanta. CNN worked with audio forensics experts to confirm that Bennett is the voice actress.
Siri, Apple’s intelligent and virtual personal assistant, was launched a couple years ago. Siri users noticed that the service was not the best at pronouncing names though. When Siri is updated with the iOS 7 operating system, Siri will try to properly pronounce names. 9to5Mac reader RY discovered that Siri is going to ask for help pronouncing a name if it has trouble understanding.
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Today the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic and Spark vehicles with Chevrolet MyLink will be available with Siri, the intelligent assistant maintained by Apple Inc. “The Chevy Sonic and Spark are the first vehicles to offer Siri Eyes Free integration,” said Chevrolet marketing director for small cars Cristi Landy. “Safe, easy, reliable and portable connectivity is a top priority for our customers, and Siri complements MyLink’s existing capabilities to help deliver an incredible driving experience.”
There was a job posting on the Apple website for a position called “Siri UI Engineer.” The job posting was looking for an engineer that has experience with Unix (OS X). The position specifically mentioned OS X and not iOS. Siri has been released only on iOS so far. The posting has been removed after it received some attention from the press.