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Siri's voice in Israel does not like what he's being told and attacks Apple

If some people enjoy having become the voice of Siri, like Susan Bennett in the United States, for his counterpart Galit Gura-Eini, Israel is a cause for deep dissatisfaction. To the point of filing a complaint against Apple, tells Calcalist.

Galit Gura-Eini. Photo: Dana Kopel

This vocal artist and radio host was surprised, in 2016, to hear himself speak through Siri. In absolute terms, no problem, she was one of the votes for Waze in the country. However, Waze operates in a very closed context, limited to driving assistance. With Siri, the range of things the assistant can say is much broader.

It is this potential to say anything and everything about the complaint. For Gura-Eini, users make Siri, and incidentally through his voice, make racist, sexual or violent comments. His lawyer believes that Apple has transformed his client's voice into a " vehicle for inappropriate and humiliating ". A voice whose sonority is known and associated with his person.

In its complaint, Galit Gura-Eini said to have registered his voice in 2007 at a subsidiary of the company Nuance. It had signed on the condition that it be exploited legitimate purposes ". In early 2016 she contacted Apple to claim that this use stops, in vain.

Apple replies that his voice for Siri " is nothing more than a set of syllables assembled by an algorithm (Also read Siri now has a name and a face in its US version), that it has a license of use with Nuance and that Galit Gura-Eini was remunerated for this work.

In addition to the withdrawal of her voice, the complainant claims compensation equivalent to € 58,000.

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