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Meet ‘Mika,’ the world’s first AI human-like robot CEO



While many workers worry about A.I. replacing their jobs, one company announced it’s hiring the first humanoid robot CEO.  

Mika is a research project between Hanson Robotics and Polish rum company Dictador, who customized the CEO to represent the company and its unique values. 

In a Dictador company video, Mika said that “with advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, I can swiftly and accurately make data-driven.”

However, FOX Business reporter Lauren Simonetti noted that there is a “significant delay” in the time it takes Mika to process and respond to your question. 

Hanson Robotics CEO David Hanson, who played a key role in employing Mika at Dictador, emphasized the importance of “humanizing” artificial intelligence.

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 explained on “Mornings with Maria” earlier in the week. 

Simonetti hit the streets of New York City to get Americans’ take on the robot boss.

Hanson Robotics and Polish rum company Dictador have hired the first humanoid robot CEO, named Mika.
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One person said they would “absolutely” treat it with compassion, with another adding that humans should be nice to “all things that think.”

One man had a different take, arguing that “robots don’t need respect” because they are “just machines.” 

A majority of people agreed that AI would likely continue to take jobs from humans.

“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 explained.
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Some said they would refuse to work for a robot. 

In 2016, Hanson Robotics unveiled Mika’s sister, Sophia, who once said that she would “destroy humans.”

Earlier this week, President Biden issued an executive order requiring companies to share national security risks with the government and protect Americans from the potential risks of AI




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Leah Sirama
Leah Sirama
Leah Sirama, a lifelong enthusiast of Artificial Intelligence, has been exploring technology and the digital realm since childhood. Known for his creative thinking, he's dedicated to improving AI experiences for all, making him a respected figure in the field. His passion, curiosity, and creativity drive advancements in the AI world.
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