The Kodaiji temple in Kyoto introduced the adult-sized robot in an attempt to connect with younger generations
Priests hope that with artificial intelligence the robot could acquire unlimited wisdom
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 acquire unlimited wisdom.
“This robot will never die, it will just keep updating itself and evolving,” said priest Tensho Goto. “That’s the beauty of a robot. It can store knowledge forever and limitlessly.