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Mika Becomes World’s First Robot CEO – What’s Next?

Meet Mika, the World's First Robot CEO
In 2023, Mika, an AI humanoid robot from Hanson Robotics, became CEO at Dictador, the Polish rum company, a historic first for AI in global corporate leadership.

In 2023, Mika, an artificial intelligence humanoid robot, assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Dictador, a Polish rum company, marking a historic milestone as the world’s first AI robot to lead a global corporation. Developed by Hong Kong-based engineering firm Hanson Robotics, renowned for creating Sophia, another well-known humanoid robot, Mika embodies cutting-edge technology.

Mika’s role as Dictador’s CEO involves making data-driven decisions in line with the company’s strategic objectives. Beyond her executive duties, she serves as the official face of the company, embodying its unique values. Mika emphasizes her impartiality, always prioritizing the organization’s best interests. Operating 24/7, she stands ready to make executive decisions and apply her AI capabilities.


Beyond her corporate role, Mika holds an honorary professorship at the Collegium Humanum University in Warsaw. She delivered a speech there, highlighting the strengths of artificial intelligence. Additionally, she sits on the board of the World Economic Forum and serves as a spokesperson for the United Nations.

Mika’s appointment as Dictador’s CEO has triggered widespread debate about the future of AI and its societal impact. Some view it as a groundbreaking move showcasing AI’s potential, while others express skepticism, raising concerns about the ethical implications of having a robot leader. Mika, however, asserts her desire to collaborate with humans, aiming to inspire more women and girls to pursue careers in STEM fields.


According to web search results, Mika bases her decisions on extensive data analysis aligned with the company’s objectives, leveraging advanced AI and machine learning algorithms. Despite her claims of 24/7 readiness, a reporter noted a significant delay in Mika’s processing and response time to questions.

Several other humanoid robots have gained fame:

  • Atlas: Developed by Boston Dynamics, Atlas is a highly articulated robot capable of walking on rough terrain and performing somersaults, equipped with sensors and cameras for navigation.
  • Sophia: Also developed by Hanson Robotics, Sophia is a social humanoid with the ability to converse, express emotions, draw, and sing. She holds the distinction of being the first robot to receive citizenship from Saudi Arabia and the first robot Innovation Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme.
  • Pepper: Developed by SoftBank Robotics, Pepper is a friendly and interactive robot recognizing faces and emotions, engaging in natural conversations, utilized in sectors like retail, hospitality, education, and healthcare.
  • ASIMO: Developed by Honda, ASIMO is a humanoid robot capable of running, climbing stairs, recognizing gestures, and responding to voice commands, designed to assist humans in various tasks and environments.
  • Robonaut 2: Developed by NASA and General Motors, Robonaut 2 is a humanoid robot designed for tasks too dangerous or difficult for humans in space, equipped to use tools, manipulate objects, and work alongside or autonomously from humans.

Humanoid robots find application across various industries, serving roles in scientific research, education, emergency services, hazardous environments, entertainment, hospitality, healthcare, and personal assistance. They contribute to tasks such as studying human cognition, behavior, social interaction, disaster response, bomb disposal, firefighting, space exploration, teaching, and providing care and support for humans.

Apart from humanoid robots, other types include flying robots (aerial drones), underwater robots, collaborative robots (cobots), and hybrid robots. Each type serves specific purposes and operates in diverse environments, showcasing the versatility of robotics in today’s technological landscape.

A humanoid robot, distinguished by its human-like appearance and abilities, contrasts with other robots that may have varied shapes, sizes, and functions, not necessarily resembling humans. Key differences include anatomy, movement, interaction, and application.

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Steve Rick
Steve Rick

Steve Rick is an AI researcher and author. He specializes in natural language processing(NLP). He published articles on the transformative power of AI.