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Merry Early Christmas! Israel Anderson asks his New Apple iPhone's SiRi What Its Political Views are... Guess What It 'said!'

Siri, What Are Your Political Views?

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UPDATE 1: Apple iPhone Trivia: The Woman behind SiRi, Susan C. Bennett, a voice actor from Sandy Springs, GA (an Atlanta suburb)

http://www.susancbennett.com/

Meet the real woman behind the voice of Siri

http://youtu.be/z2bTymnb1uE
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Published on Oct 4, 2013

Susan Bennett reveals to the world that she's the voice behind Siri.

Susan Bennett Interview, the original voice of Siri (October 4, 2013)

http://youtu.be/sGAYFsl7OEQ
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Published on Oct 4, 2013

'I'm the original voice of Siri'

By Jessica Ravitz, CNN
updated 11:58 AM EDT, Tue October 15, 2013

Sandy Springs, Georgia (CNN) -- For the past two years, she's been a pocket and purse accessory to millions of Americans. She's starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel. She's provided weather forecasts and restaurant tips, been mocked as useless and answered absurd questions about what she's wearing.

She is Siri, Apple's voice-activated virtual "assistant" introduced to the masses with the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011.

Behind this groundbreaking technology there is a real woman. While the ever-secretive Apple has never identified her, all signs indicate that the original voice of Siri in the United States is a voiceover actor who laid down recordings for a client eight years ago. She had no idea she'd someday be speaking to more than 100 million people through a not-yet-invented phone.

Meet the real Siri: Apple's voice-activated assistant is an actress from Atlanta (who says if your phone is giving you attitude, it's because she was bored)

+ Susan Bennett, a voice-over actor from Atlanta, Georgia, recorded hundreds of phrases and sentences during July 2005
+ Apple used the 64-year-old's recording to pull vowels, consonants and syllables before playing with her pitch and speed

By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 09:23 EST, 4 October 2013
UPDATED: 13:08 EST, 4 October 2013

The woman behind Siri, Apple's friendly voice-activated virtual 'assistant,' has finally been revealed.

Susan Bennett, a voice-over actor from suburban Atlanta, Georgia, laid down hours of nonsensical recordings for an unknown client eight years ago; little did she know, she would soon be speaking to more than 100million people once Siri was introduced with the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011.

For four hours a day during the entire month of July 2005, Mrs Bennett, 64, read hundreds of phrases and sentences that enabled Apple to pull out vowels, consonants, syllables and diphthongs; before playing with her pitch and speed.


Susan Bennett, a voiceover actor from Atlanta, Georgia, spent four hours a day during the month of July 2005 recording hundreds of phrases for the digital assistant. Photo: CNN

'There are some people that just can read hour upon hour upon hour, and it's not a problem. For me, I get extremely bored ... So I just take breaks. That's one of the reasons why Siri might sometimes sound like she has a bit of an attitude,' Mrs Bennett told CNN. 'Those sounds might have been recorded the last 15 minutes of those four hours.'

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UPDATE 2: Mat Larson also confirms! .o)

Apple's Siri Loves Ron Paul!

http://youtu.be/gwCQKYAFfHU
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Not a tech expert

I don't even own a cellphone...
However, I find it a stretch to create a "virgin" phone anytime you choose - if that's the case, then everyone could simply clear all personal data at any time - is that possible? What about data gathered previously (in real time)- wouldn't that still target your phone even if one "virginizes" it?
Since Anderson is a Paul supporter (at least I thought he was) - the real test (as you suggested) would be to have an Obama supporter try this on their phone.
Someone should try some comparisons....
My daughter uses Apple SiRi - I'll ask her to try the experiment...

My husband does not get into

My husband does not get into politics and we just tried it on his phone.

aaaaaand.....? :)

aaaaaand.....? :)

edit
No worries, i see you've answered above, thanks

Interesting

I called my daughter and asked her...

She is non-political but found it quite amusing when the wikipedia site for Ron Paul popped up on her phone as well. However, she tried asking SiRi similiar questions in other terms like "SiRi, do you like Ron Paul"....or "Siri, did you vote for Obama", etc. and it gave the usual avoidance answer. Apparently, one has to ask the specific question "What are your political views"...
Could actually be a glitch - or a very subtle "intended" glitch.

it depends on the phone designs;

but if you 'flash' it back to factory default settings, from what I understand, it usually does reset back to its original 'virgin,' default factory settings, as if you've never entered your personal data.

still: it depends on how the phone's memory architecture is laid out; Droids have removable flash memory, but of course, the actual 'system files' are stored in on-board ROM & RAM (as 'scratch'-disk?) and whatever 'shared' unified or separate memory channels it's designed to have.

by no means am I a techie, either; from what little I do understand from years of working on various computer systems and actually 'fixing' a few, the way that memory systems work in general, seem to be as described.

but certainly, the particulars of designs common to modern smartphones, I'm sure others here who are much more researched/informed/professional experience in that particular field can explain it to you much much better than me.)

that said, unless you do what they call a "DoD-wipe," most memory is 'scrambled,' and not truly 'erased'-erased.

but, as far as the "Ron Paul" SiRi answer is concerned, the real question is: does some data (web-searches) remain on the phone, once flashed?

most likely: no.

but if 'virgin' iPhones must be initiated via an Apple Cloud (ie. Apple ID) and/or Cellphone carrier's Cloud account (ie. AT&T, Verizon, etc), and if one is also a previous user with metadata tied to the owner's name (which in this case I believe Israel Anderson, is), as stored in Apple Cloud and/or cell-carriers' servers (which would retain your past search history), then most certainly, it is far more likely that SiRi is indeed voicing its answer based on Israel's past preferences in searches.

which is why, it would be interesting to see non-r3VOL owners ask the same question; I'd love to see oBUSHma supporters ask the same and film their reactions...when it says "Ron Paul"! LOL .D

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anyone here have an iphone

anyone here have an iphone with sirius whose tested this out?

The one thing positive in a looong while from me to apple should this be what it appears to be, if its true, wonder how long it stays or how long the employee/s keep their jobs, which will not refldct well on apple should they be fired or something

Jimmy Wales has described himself as

Jimmy Wales has described himself as center-right and libertarian. He's the guy who started Wikipedia (the source cited in Siri's response).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wales

wouldn't it be cool, if

Steve Jobs 'hid' this, as a nod to his original libertarian leanings...despite being buddy buddy with Al Gore in his later years out of political expediency, realizing the mistakes of such associations...as a slight bit of 'repentance'?? .D

yup, I too would love to see others try this!

so, if any of y'all have the new iPhone, would love to see more examples to see whether it's a 'fluke' or not.

perhaps Israel's iPhone went "Johnny Number 5"-'alive!' xD

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