India’s HDFC Bank’s ‘Project AI’ begins with a robot to greet customers

Image: lance ulanoff/mashable By Manish Singh2016-08-29 14:08:11 UTC An Indian bank is planning to get a robot to greet its walk-in customers. Call it giving your service, um, a robotic touch. The robot, which is being piloted by India’s second largest private bank by assets, HDFC Bank, will assist customers with common tasks like withdrawing or transferring money or just finding the relevant department to get their task done. The robot is reportedly a part of the bank’s “Project AI” program.  The unnamed humanoid will come equipped with a touchscreen display which customers could use to input their query. The bank will soon beta test the robot at one of its Mumbai branches. Mashable India can independently confirm the claims.The project is reminiscent of Softbank-owned Pepper humanoid robot, which is…


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