Apr 28, 2016

Robot monk helps spread Buddhism in China

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Luv this.

He too wears a golden robe and sings chants.

Standing at just over half a metre tall, Xian’er is the product of a collaboration between Longquan temple on the outskirts of Beijing, a technology company and local universities specializing in artificial intelligence.

The robot is based on a character first designed by artists at the temple’s Comic Center for a 2014 Buddhist comic book series entitled ‘Troubles Are Self-Made’.

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