Be Blessed By This Robot Priest In Germany
In a recent report, a robot priest has been unveiled in Germany, delivering blessings in five different languages.Though blessing the congregation is one of the duties of the church staff, the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau has reassigned that task to a new friend by the name, called BlessU-2.
The robot-priest BlessU-2 was made in honor of the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It's the work of a team from the Protestant Church of Hesse and Nassau, led by clergyman Stephan Krebs. It is surely going to raise some eyebrows, however, that is by design. The robot is supposedly controversial. Krebs explained "We wanted people to consider if it is possible to be blessed by a machine,"
When people approach BlessU-2, it first gives a series of choices. People can decide which language you to speak, whether they would prefer a "male" or "female" voice, and also what type of blessing people would like to hear about. More so, the robot priest is part of an exhibition to mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation which spread all over Europe after Martin Luther's radical calls for church reform. Moreover, BlessU-2 will minister to the public until September. In its first week, it already handed out more than 600 blessings, keeping the robot so busy it sometimes needs to be cooled by a fan.
On the other note, BlessU-2 could be the first robot which has been assigned to give blessings to Christians, however not the first time that artificial intelligence has been carried out in the religious world.
Interestingly, last year, a Buddhist temple located in China developed a monk robot to advocate the religion's "wisdom" in a modern way. With a shaved head and wearing a yellow robe and complete the 'buddha-bot', it also features a touchscreen on his chest.
macOS 10.13: What We Know So Far
The next major update to the Mac operating system, the macOS 10.13 is widely expected to be released in fall.
Samsung Galaxy Book 12: A 2-in-1 Surface Pro Rival To Beat
Samsung Galaxy Book is a powerful and premium 2-in laptop being considered by many to rival the Microsoft Surface Pro Rival.
iPhone 8: 5G Wireless Internet Speed And New Design Leaks
New iPhone 8 leaks have surfaced online ahead of its release date. The latest leaked images purport to show the final design of the upcoming phone and to come with 5G internet speed.
Rolls-Royce Sweptail Fulfills A Customer's Dream Of A Luxurious Motor Car
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail could be the most expensive new car ever sold with a whopping price tag of $12.8 Million.
Meet Elextra, Porsche Mission E And Tesla Model S' Biggest Rival
Elextra EV is being designed in Switzerland by Robert Palm, CEO of design house Classic Factory, but the project involves several other brands that are contributing in their respective areas of expertise.
Cladribine Tablets Show Promising Results In Multiple Sclerosis Therapy
As multiple sclerosis cases continuously grows, so as the efforts in eradicating the debilitating impacts brought by the disease. However, could it be that the cure id found in cladribine tablets as it has recently been found in a recent study? Is this the cure that a lot of people have been waiting for? Find out what experts have to say
MORE IN ITECHPOST
How to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged
Keeping remote employees engaged is especially important given the current state of the world, as COVID-19 continues to spread across the country and impact the economy. Many businesses have quickly adopted the "work from home" model that has been gaining traction for quite some time.
Wellness Technology is a Billion Dollar Industry. Here Comes the Next Wave: Death Positive & Grief Wellness
The World Health Organization estimates that 25% of all people will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives, with roughly 450 million individuals currently struggling with a condition.
Find the build that’s right for you in the Metamorph League and experiment with other playstyles.
Defeat bosses in the Metamorph League and get tons of PoE currency like PoE orbs by knowing what the right build for you is in our Metamorph build guide!
Design Trends you Should Know
For everything from product labels to websites, the right design has a huge impact on people. Keeping up with the latest design styles is important because it lets organizations present a trendier and more modern vibe to their audience. Here are some of the biggest trends you can expect to see in the upcoming years.