Temple ideas

Temple under the robot’s vigilant “AI”

A TEMPLE in Seremban uses a smart robot to remind visitors to follow standard operating procedures at all times, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.

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

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

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

> A Singapore university graduate has been sentenced to four weeks in prison for filming a 26-year-old woman upskirt, Sin Chew Daily reported.

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent exposure of the woman on July 17 at an MRT station.

He took the video as he stood two steps behind the woman in an escalator at the station.

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

She confronted the man at the exit of the station, but he then deleted the videos.

> Singaporean singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun spent just 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 that when she came up with the idea for the new song, she immediately thought of her partner, Kenn C, a well-known producer and songwriter in Singapore. The duo worked together and finished the song in just 20 minutes.

● The above article is compiled from vernacular newspapers (bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). Thus, the stories are grouped according to the respective language / medium. When a paragraph begins with this ‘>’ sign, it indicates a separate piece of news.