God and robots: Will AI transform religion?


Artificial intelligence is changing how we interact with everything, from food to healthcare, travel and also religion.

Experts say major global faiths are discussing their relationship with AI, and some are starting to incorporate this technology into their worship. Robot priests can recite prayers, deliver sermons, and even comfort those experiencing a spiritual crisis.

BBC Global Religion reporter Sofia Bettiza has taken a look at whether AI’s relationship with religion is just a gimmick, or whether it can truly transform how people experience faith.

Reporter: Sofia Bettiza

Video Journalist: Eloise Alanna

Researcher: Jessica Furst

Executive producers: Katie Alston, Claire Williams

Extra cameras: Shiho Fukada, Robert Timothy

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