Netizens Have Mixed Reactions To aespa AI Nævis’s Upcoming Official Debut

Naevis’ first efficiency has already been introduced!

The concept of digital Okay-Pop idols has been round because the nineties and has solely grown extra standard by way of the years. Final yr, Okay-Pop boy group SUPERKIND made headlines due to its AI-powered member Saejin, and totally AI group MAVE simply launched their debut observe “Pandora.”


SM Leisure aespa‘s lore is intertwined with the Metaverse, with every member having their very own computer-generated æ-aespa counterparts.

aespa | SM Leisure

aespa’s Karina and her counterpart. | @aespa_official/Twitter

aespa’s Ningning and her counterpart. | @aespa_official/Twitter

One other AI in aespa’s universe is the character Nævis (also called NAVIS or Naevis), who’s liable for serving to the group and their avatars coexist as they battle the fictional Black Mamba villain.  Primarily based on the music video and lyrics for “Savage,” followers initially believed Nævis now not existed after sacrificing herself to defeat the Black Mamba.

| aespa/YouTube

Nonetheless, a latest SM Leisure announcement will change aespa’s lore once more and includes the beforehand thought “useless” AI.

On January 25, it was introduced that Nævis can be making her official stage debut in March. SM’s CEO Lee Sung Soo (also called Chris Lee) stated that the corporate plans on presenting her as an “AI artist.”

Naevis, who had solely appeared as far as a CG picture in aespa’s music movies, is in plans to be proven as an AI artist. She will likely be an artist born by mobilizing abilities for pure actions, newly created voice, and actual time communication.

— SM Leisure CEO Lee Sung Soo

Nævis’s voice will likely be comprised by analyzing twelve completely different voice actors. Her official debut stage will likely be on the worldwide music competition SXSW (also called South By South West). The competition beforehand introduced that aespa would carry out at a VR live performance, the place the 4 members and Nævis will dance and sing.

aespa’s SXSW occasion web page. | SXSW

Reactions to this announcement have been blended, with many k-netizens questioning precisely why SM is doing this.


  • Why is SM like this critically… Ah, that is actually not it…
  • ? Why are they obsessing over non-living issues???
  • I wished Naevis to debut however who knew she truly wouldㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  • Maintain the artists that you’ve already…
  • Doesn’t this value a crap load of cash?.. So that is the place the cash’s going to..

Worldwide followers even have had blended reactions to the announcement, with some exhibiting pleasure about aespa’s AI lore increasing…

…whereas others have expressed a need for SM to concentrate on the true artists it has, particularly aespa who’ve but to launch a 3rd single album or a full album. Followers additionally surprise why SM would debut an AI as a substitute of specializing in the present trainees on the firm.

What do you concentrate on Nævis’ upcoming debut?

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