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Woman who voiced Siri reveals herself

The woman who provided the voice that millions of iPhone users hear talking back to them when they call on virtual assistant Siri has revealed herself.

Susan Bennett, a voice actress who lives outside Atlanta, sat down for an interview with CNN in which she explained that she recorded the speech that became Siri back in 2005, but had no idea what it would be used for.

When the iPhone 4S, the first with Siri, was released, Bennett said in the interview she was surprised when a friend e-mailed her to ask “Is this you?”

Although Apple hasn't confirmed it, CNN reported that an audio-forensics expert is 100 percent sure that Bennett is Siri.

She's no stranger to having her voice heard by millions. Bennett has done voice work for television and radio, and provided the voice of the traveler assistant in Delta airport terminals.

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