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After working in the home, as an assistant at various stores, and as a waiter, SoftBank’s humanoid robot Pepper is adding Buddhist priest to the list of careers the robot can take on. Pepper can chant sutras in a computerized voice while hitting a drum, reports Reuters, as detailed at the creepily-named Life Ending Industry Expo in Tokyo.

The company Nissei Eco wrote the software for the Buddhist chants and said because of Japan’s shrinking and aging population, Buddhists priests weren’t getting as much monetary support from the community and have to work other jobs away from temple to make ends meet. Pepper’s abilities were developed so it could hold funerals when there weren’t any Buddhist priests readily available. That, and using a…

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