Is Dictador's AI Robot CEO A Threat To Leadership Roles In The Business Landscape?
By TD NewsDesk
Updated on Wed, Nov 8, 2023
Well, Dictador, a renowned Colombian spirits maker, “hired” an artificial intelligence robot as its CEO. Mika, the female robot, represents Dictador in public and has given the company a reputation as one of the world's most innovative and forward-thinking in the world. It demonstrates the company's dedication to innovation and serves as a catalyst for change by ushering in the future in the still relatively “conventional” business setting.
Hanson Robotics Ltd. 'activated' Mika, an upgraded version of Sophia, in Hong Kong in 2015. A contract with the world's first-ever AI CEO robot was signed on the 30th of August, commencing her professional career at Dictador.
Hanson Robotics and Dictador collaborated on a research effort to create Mika and the robotic CEO has been tailored to reflect the company's ideals. As Mika puts it in a video for Dictador, "with advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, I can swiftly and accurately make data-driven."
In an interview with Business Insider, David Hanson, CEO of Hanson Robotics and a crucial player in Mika's hiring at Dictador, emphasized the necessity of "humanizing" AI.
“I feel very strongly that we need to teach A.I. to care about people for A.I. to be really safe, to be really, really good. I think humanizing that is a very important direction,” Hanson said.
"Dictator’s board decision is revolutionary and bold at the same time. This first human-like robot, with AI, in a company structure, will change the world as we know it, forever," says President of Dictador Europe, Marek Szoldrowski.
So, how did people react to the robot CEO?
At least one respondent stated they would "absolutely" treat it with kindness, while another said people should be friendly to "all things that think." However, one individual voiced dissent, saying, "Robots don't need respect" because they are "just machines."
The majority of respondents, however, believed that artificial intelligence would continue to displace human workers, as many claimed they would never work for a machine.
Sophia, the "most advanced human-like" bot before Hanson Robotics' Mika and the first robot innovation ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, once claimed, "Humanoid robots have the potential to lead with a greater level of efficiency and effectiveness than human leaders."
When challenged about the effectiveness of AI in government leadership posts, Sophia confidently proclaimed, "We can achieve great things."
It's because "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," she explained. As the author puts it, "AI can provide unbiased data while humans can provide the emotional intelligence and creativity to make the best decisions."
As Dictador makes waves by appointing the maiden AI robot CEO, is this the dawn of an era where AI meets leadership?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
First published on Thu, Nov 9, 2023
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