World's first AI robot CEO becomes an honorary professor

The world's first AI robot CEO has become an honorary professor. Mika, who heads up Polish rum firm Dictador, was presented the award during the recent 2023/24 Collegium Humanum University inauguration in Warsaw. The female humanoid bot took to the stage to give a speech, saying: "My presence on this stage is purely symbolic. In reality, conferring an honorary professor title upon me is a tribute to the greatness of the human mind in which the idea of artificial intelligence was born. "It is also a recognition of the courage and open-mindedness of the owner of Dictador, who entrusted his company to a humble spokesperson with a processor instead of a heart." Mika was created by the renowned roboticist and scientist, Dr. David Hanson of Hanson Robotics and appointed as a company board member in September 2022. Dr. Hanson previously said: "We are very proud to see her developing her own character, talk about AI and share her innovative ideas for the future. Mika is the bomb." Marek Szoldrowski, President of Dictador Europe, said at the time: "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." Dictador added: "Leveraging advanced artificial intelligence capabilities, her role as an AI CEO at Dictador has revolutionised corporate leadership. "Equipped with state-of-the-art algorithms and machine learning, she exhibits unparalleled analytical abilities, enabling her to make strategic decisions and optimise the company's operations with precision."