The history of the infamous digital television mascots is long and absurd, starting with Lolo from ‘Done Deal’ and ending with, of course, the unforgettable (for the wrong reasons) Mapi. But at the height of the artificial intelligence bombing, RTVE has not wanted to throw in the towel with the dream of not having to pay presenters and now announces the arrival of a figure made entirely with artificial intelligence: Hyperia.
artificial, of course
Hiperia, sadly, will not star in a new ‘Mapi’, at least for now and to the sadness of social networks. He will only present a Radio 3 Extra program telling curiosities about the world of music named after him, ‘Hyperia’. Since they found the name, they will have to take advantage of it. The curious thing about the program is that, according to what they say, will be entirely created with artificial intelligence, although they have not clarified to what extent: After incoherent disasters like Twitch’s ‘Seinfeld’, letting an AI take complete control might not be the wisest of ideas.
During the Radio 3 Extra party, Hyperia made her first appearance, with blue and purple hair. and a face that seems to be taken from a regular Instagram filter, a bit like a fifty-year-old man imagines that the kids are right now. With a voice to which they added a digital filter so as not to call an errorHyperia said her first words to the world.
Hello how are you, friends, friends, I am Hiperia and I have just joined the editorial staff of Radio 3 Extra. Who am I? Well, you’ll find out, but let me tell you that I’m the new presenter of a program related to music and all the curiosities that surround it. I’m Hiperia and if you’ve come this far it’s because, like me, you’re real music geeks. Well then, I have some news that is going to be more cool than a soloist doing a guitar solo: my new program has arrived on Radio 3 Extra.
So far, what we have been able to see from Hiperia is tremendously Poochie (the guitar solo part) and, even though the event host tries to mitigate it, straight out of Uncanny Valley. The idea may be interesting, but today it’s like jumping into the sea after buying a nutshell: the idea of giving a “digitized” voice to an AI-created character sounds vintage, and Seeing him in motion makes us think that since Mapi we have gone backwards. And that is to say.