Jul 26, 2023

Robo-Religion: AI Preachers Questioned for Credibility & Impact on Donations

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Summary: Religious groups may find their credibility and financial support undermined with the growing use of AI and robot preachers, according to researchers.

The study involved experiments with the Mindar humanoid robot in Japan and Pepper in Singapore, both delivering sermons to audiences. Participants rated these robotic preachers as less credible than their human counterparts, contributing to decreased donations.

Despite some acceptance, the study highlights the importance of human connection and credibility in religious leadership.

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