Meet Mindar – the humanoid robot that preaches sermons at a Buddhist temple in Japan

Published: 14/08/2019
Meet Mindar – the humanoid robot that preaches sermons at a Buddhist temple in Japan
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

A 400-year-old temple in Japan is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest it believes will change the face of the religion – despite critics comparing the android to “Frankenstein’s monster”.The android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto. Its human colleagues predict that with artificial intelligence it could one day

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