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Would you like to sell your likeness to companies that want realistic-looking spokespeople in the form of a synthetic avatar? A.I. production studio Alethea.ai partnered with Oasis Labs, backed by Andreessen Horowitz, to launch an online marketplace for “A.I. generated characters.” Think of it as a stock photo site, but for your entire self: the way you smile, the twinkle in your eye, and the soft "d" that makes you say "dis or dat" instead of "this or that." In this new marketplace, individuals can give permission for their image or voice to be used to make a custom avatar and then get paid when it’s used. Read it here...