Robot monk: Crowd pleaser and online friend
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Robot monk: Crowd pleaser and online friend

It's religion for the modern age at a Buddhist temple on the outskirts of Beijing.

A monk at Longquan temple has built a robot monk, with the help of a technology company and artificial intelligence experts.

Unveiled in October, Xian'er has been a hit not just at the temple but on social media as well.

  • 22 Apr 2016
  • From the section China
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