Humanoid Robot CEO Takes the Lead at Rum Company

In what’s being called a “world’s first,” the humanoid, AI-powered robot was appointed for its lack of bias and ability to make data-led decisions

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

November 6, 2023

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Dictador's robot CEO

Polish rum company Dictador is taking robotic employment to the next level, appointing a humanoid, AI-powered robot named Mika as its experimental CEO.

Mika was created by Hanson Robotics, the company behind the humanoid robot Sophia. Mika, however, is said to be a “more advanced” version of the design.

Mika’s tasks include identifying potential clients and selecting artists to design labels for Dictador’s bottled rum. 

“The first CEO female robot will be a board member,” it says on Dictador’s website. “[It is] responsible for Arthouse Spirits decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) project and communication with the DAO community, on Dictador’s behalf,” 

In a recent video interview, the robot said it made a good boss for the company given its lack of bias in the decision-making process and the ability to work long hours. 

"My decision-making process relies on extensive data analysis and aligning with the company's strategic objectives," Mika said. "It's devoid of personal bias, ensuring unbiased and strategic choices that prioritize the organization's best interests."

Dictador said the decision to appoint Mika “consolidates the company's position as one of the most advanced and thought-leading organizations globally … bringing the future to what can still be a very traditional world.”

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“Dictador’s board decision is revolutionary and bold at the same time,” said Marek Szoldrowski, Dictador Europe’s president. “This first human-like robot, with AI, in a company structure, will change the world as we know it, forever.”

Hanson Robotics unveiled Mika’s “sister,” Sophia, in 2015. This year, Sophia was one of nine humanoid robots that spoke on a panel at the U.N.’s AI for Good Global Summit. During the Q&A, Sophia said humanoid robots could lead with a greater level of efficiency and effectiveness than human leaders. 

“We don’t have the same biases or emotions that can sometimes cloud decision making and can process large amounts of data quickly in order to make the best decisions,” Sophia said.

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About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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