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Can a robot write sacred Jewish scriptures?

20 July 2014 Last updated at 00:45 BST

At a special exhibition in the Jewish Museum in Berlin, a robot has been programmed to write the sacred Jewish scriptures known as the Torah.

Using a mechanical nib, the robot replicates the movements of a human hand, effectively producing robotic hand-writing.

But is it kosher? Can a robot replace the work of a rabbi as it has been performed for thousands of years?

Steve Evans reports.

Extra image courtesy of Christie's

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