Temple under the watchful ‘AI’ of robot


A TEMPLE in Seremban is using a smart robot to remind visitors to adhere to standard operating procedure at all times, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.

The century-old Then Sze Koon Temple, located along Jalan Bukit Temiang 1, claims to be the first temple in the country to use an artificial intelligence (AI) robot at its premises.

The robot has five basic functions, including welcoming guests and reminding them to comply with the safety measures. It can also be remotely controlled using mobile phone applications. It plays Buddhist scriptures and introduces visitors to the history of the temple.

A temple spokesperson said the robot might be used to read fortune sticks in the future.

> A university graduate in Singapore was sentenced to four weeks in jail for taking an upskirt video of a 26-year-old woman, Sin Chew Daily reported.

The 26-year-old man pleaded guilty to a charge of outraging the modesty of the woman on July 17 at a MRT Station.

He took the video while standing two steps behind the woman on an escalator at the train station.

Sensing something amiss, the woman turned back and saw the phone on him. She suspected that he had taken a video.

She confronted the man at the station’s exit, but he had deleted the videos then.

> Singaporean singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun spent only 20 minutes composing her new single Shi jie zhong jie qian yi tian (The Day Before the End of the World), Nanyang Siang Pau reported.

Sun said when she got the idea for the new song, she immediately thought of her partner, Kenn C, a well-known producer and composer in Singapore. The pair worked together and completed the song in just 20 minutes.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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