…Most disturbing for Mr Briggs, was when he received a phone call from himself trying to flog payment protection insurance.
Briggs was also the voice of Siri for a while. Here is from another person who has been the voice of Siri:
The 65-year-old confesses she found listening to Siri a bit creepy. It was not that she hated hearing herself — that is an everyday occurrence for the voice recording artist. She is used to hearing her voice over tannoys at airports and stores, as well as telephone on-hold systems. She is her son’s bank’s automated voice and it tickles her to assume that voice and taunt him by saying: “Thank you for calling the bank. You are overdrawn.”
It was interacting with herself that felt so peculiar. “It was very strange having my voice coming back to me from my hand. I said, ‘Hi Siri, what are you doing?’ Siri said, disgustedly: ‘Talking to you.’”
That is from Emma Jacobs at the FT, interesting throughout.