Japanese Buddhists Build Android Teacher To "Reach The Hearts Of Younger People Today"

The 100 million yen ($909,090) project to build the android was a collaboration between the zen temple and Hiroshi Ishiguro, professor of intelligent robotics at Osaka University. The temple asked Ishiguro and his team to develop an android that can preach Buddhist teachings “…in an easily understood manner to help give peace of mind to troubled people”.

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