Cantonese opera singer and actor Law Kar-ying with an AI robot of himself at a dress rehearsal for Magic Tea House, a new show at the Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Cantonese opera singer and actor Law Kar-ying with an AI robot of himself at a dress rehearsal for Magic Tea House, a new show at the Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

AI robot human of Hong Kong’s Cantonese opera legend Law Kar-ying takes to the stage in a first for the city

  • The robot, which plays an ancestor of the lead character in a new show at the Xiqu Centre, ‘studied’ Law Kar-ying’s expressions and movements from recordings
  • The show’s director hopes the use of such technology will encourage more younger people to watch Cantonese opera, helping preserve the art form

Cantonese opera singer and actor Law Kar-ying with an AI robot of himself at a dress rehearsal for Magic Tea House, a new show at the Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Cantonese opera singer and actor Law Kar-ying with an AI robot of himself at a dress rehearsal for Magic Tea House, a new show at the Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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