Who is Iratxe Gómez, the voice behind Siri

If there is a characteristic and recognizable voice for most users of new technologies, that is Siri, the personal assistant that works with artificial intelligence in Apple devices and whose interpreter is Iratxe Gómez.

This female broadcaster by profession began her career in 2004, when she became the voice in Spanish and English. from different call centers banking services and international money orders, as narrated in his own website.

Later, in 2006, he wrote a manual on incidents and how to solve them for one of the speech-to-text programs (TTS) Most important in the world, which decided to remake the product with the voice of Iratxe, taking into account the improvements proposed by the professional.

But its journey does not end there: Iratxe has been the one who has led to the creation of TTS text-to-speech tools that, later, have been used in navigation systems and virtual assistants, such as Siri. Therefore, what the expert did was the text-to-speech converter, which they later used to create Siri, although she has never worked directly for Apple.

However, her voice and voice over capabilities They are perfectly developed to do work and recordings of all kinds, among which Gómez counts: voice-over presentation of events or onstage host, audio-theater, radio interventions as a collaborator in minispaces, audiobooks, call centers, switchboards, public address systems, advertising …

This endless possibilities can be carried out in different languages, specifically, English, Spanish and Basque. For the three languages ​​he has carried out different works, and among his clients are companies of all kinds, such as RTVE, Sega, Coca-Cola, Bankinter, Mahou, Ecoembes, Mitsubishi …

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His work has made him appear on television shows and in other media that have wanted to know more about the person who gives voice to Siri. In fact, the announcer visited The Hormiguero, where the spectators could put a face to Iratxe Gómez, who made a demonstration of his skills against Trancas and Barrancas.


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