Susan Bennett, Voice of Siri On Why She Can’t Tell You Zero Divided By Zero: “I can, I just won’t”

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Unless you’re tardy to the party, you may have learned that Siri, Apple iphone’s personal assistant does not like it when you ask her what zero divided by zero is?

If you haven’t tried it, we’ll give you a few minutes to.

Alrighty, if you’ve done it already, you’re laughing and if you haven’t Siri will reply to you by stating:

“Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn’t make sense. And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies, and you are sad that you have no friends.”

Kinda harsh, right? 

Well, I chatted with Susan Bennett, the voice of Siri on Scoop B Radio Overtime about this rant and why she can’t tell us what zero divided by zero is.  “Uh I can, I just won’t,” Susan told me by phone on Scoop B Radio Overtime.

Really? 

 

Bennett explained that she provided the voice of Siri to Apple and that it’s the programmers and computers actually determine exactly what Siri says.

Check out Susan Bennett Chatting With Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson On Scoop B Radio Overtime 

“What I did was record hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of phrases and sentences that were created to get all of the sound combinations in the language, so some of those sentences were pretty strange and didn’t always make sense. Then afterwards the computers and the technicians and programmers go into the recordings and extract sounds, form them into new phrases and sentences and those are what end up on your devices, so it’s an amazing process it’s called concatenation, so there’s a new word for the day for your audience.”

So there ‘ya go! The next time you’re with your friends and ask Siri what’s zero divided by zero, be angry at your phone and not at Bennett!

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About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit ScoopBRadio.com to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit ScoopB.com