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San Francisco, London- A new technique allows the use of voices of celebrities in reading messages of a new app that serves in determining locations through satellites “GPS” on smartphones.

AI startup Oben is creating avatars of South Korean celebrities that’ll live in your phone, and it wants to rope Hollywood into the action too.

CNET.com, specialized in technology topics reported that in the future, Daniel Radcliffe, Gal Gadot or whoever your favorite celebrity is could live inside your phone and other smart devices.

Artificial intelligence startup Oben has partnered with South Korean talent agency SM Entertainment to launch AI Stars. AI Stars will see avatars of celebrities created using AI technology for use in lifestyle applications.

The project will recreate a celebrity’s voice, image and character within an avatar that replicates its human counterpart. Expected to be introduced later this year, the avatars will be incorporated into smart devices, robots, chat-bots and self-driving vehicles.

Quoting Oben’s spokesperson, CNET said the company will begin a steady roll out of the technology so it becomes available to consumers by end of this year. Oben is indeed working to secure deals with other talent agencies globally to exploit celebrities’ voices and pictures in this new technique, according to the spokesperson.