Virtual K-pop performers are a growing trend in South Korea. Aespa members (above) with their avatars. Photo: @saiasei/ Twitter Virtual K-pop performers are a growing trend in South Korea. Aespa members (above) with their avatars. Photo: @saiasei/ Twitter
Virtual K-pop performers are a growing trend in South Korea. Aespa members (above) with their avatars. Photo: @saiasei/ Twitter

K-pop’s virtual future: Aespa, Eternity, the rise of digital performers and the AI technology that allows stars to perform as avatars

  • K-pop group Aespa, which has both physical and virtual members, had one of the biggest hits so far this year
  • Eternity are an 11-piece virtual girl group created using AI technology from a start-up, Pulse9

Topic |   Artificial intelligence
Virtual K-pop performers are a growing trend in South Korea. Aespa members (above) with their avatars. Photo: @saiasei/ Twitter Virtual K-pop performers are a growing trend in South Korea. Aespa members (above) with their avatars. Photo: @saiasei/ Twitter
Virtual K-pop performers are a growing trend in South Korea. Aespa members (above) with their avatars. Photo: @saiasei/ Twitter
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