Saturday, November 12, 2011

British voice of Siri only found out about it when he heard himself on TV

It wasn't apple when he recorded. 

British voice of Siri only found out about it when he heard himself on TV

jon briggs


You probably need no introduction to Siri, the voice-based personal assistant Apple introduced in the iPhone 4S, but how about the human behind that voice? In the UK, Siri is personified by a slightly posh male voice, which we've now discovered belongs to an experienced voiceover artist by the name of Jon Briggs. The thing is, he only recently uncovered that fact himself — by hearing his voice on the latest iPhone ads on TV.


Some six years ago, says Jon, he recorded a set of 5,000 sentences for Scansoft, a company that then merged with Nuance Communications, who in turn provides the voice recognition engine inside Siri. Thus, his prior work has now found a rather unexpected (and massive) new stage to demonstrate his talents to the...



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