Mika handles artist selection for label creation and is a headhunter for potential clients. (Image credit: Dictador)
It doesn't take weekends off, is always on 24/7, spots potential clients and selects artists to design liquor bottles. Those are just some of the jobs performed by the new experimental CEO of Dictador, a Poland-based spirits company known for its fine Rum. The AI-powered Mika is the latest robot from Hanson Robotics, the company behind the humanoid robot Sophia integrated with cognitive AI. Mika is more advanced than Hanson's previous robots and the first to become a symbolic CEO. "This bold move consolidates the company's position as one of the most advanced and thought-leading organizations globally," states Dictador. "It underlines the brand's passion for new technology and offers a positive disruption by bringing the future to what can still be a very traditional world."
Details are nearly nonexistent when it comes to Mika's hardware, which is clearly equipped with servo-controlled limbs, facial features and head movements. It also seems to be outfitted with chest-mounted cameras, most likely for facial recognition and object detection and uses a rolling platform (human-powered) instead of legs to move. The AI used is driven by Hanson AI's OpenCog, a cloud-based AI program outfitted with deep-learning data analytics for processing and control over the robot. According to Hanson, the robot, through both her interactions, like humans, as well as what she is programmed to know.
Watch the video below to see Mika in action-
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