Friday, November 11, 2011

The owner of Siri's voice heard on television that Apple had used

His name is Jon Briggs, a journalist specializing in new technologies and also the voice behind the wizard Siri intelligent voice , at least in the version for the UK. However, Briggs did not know that his voice would ring in thousands of iPhone 4S until he saw the demonstration of how the tool on television.

In fact, his story begins long before the release of the iPhone 4S. Specifically, it all began about six years ago when Briggs took a job as voice recording for the system "Daniel", which was to be used in the software Scansoft, Nuance. For three weeks, journalist 5000 recorded phrases with different intonations read. Then, Nuance was responsible for breaking down all phonetic groups so that they could recombine and the system had the ability to read any text.

From that moment, her voice began to be used in services as diverse as reading applications for the blind, paging messages at train stations or satellite navigation systems. Briggs has put his voice to the GPS from Garmin, TomTom, Jaguar , Land Rover, Audi and Porsche.

Since Apple has worked with Nuance to Siri, the voice of the journalist has done well in the new service from Apple. "You are not allowed to license the voice to make money," says Briggs, who does not claim anything Apple but wanted to tell his story. The apple company asked not to reveal the "secret", but he believes he is in his right since it has not signed any contract with the company.

Jon Briggs confessed fan of Apple and it seems that Sirius is a great idea, so is delighted to be part of something as big as this.


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