In the bustling city of New Delhi, workers are feeling a sense of unease about the potential takeover of markets and jobs by the powerful force known as artificial intelligence (AI). But in a stunning move, a drinks company in Poland has taken a bold step by appointing an AI robot as its ‘experimental’ CEO.
Dictador, renowned for its exceptional rums, has brought on board an AI robot named ‘Mika’ to lead the company’s expansion into unique collectibles, communication, and even strategic planning. This decision, according to Marek Szoldrowski, Dictador’s Europe chief, is both revolutionary and daring.
“The introduction of this AI-powered robot into our company structure is set to change the world as we know it,” Szoldrowski declares enthusiastically.
While Mika will be primarily responsible for selecting artists to design custom bottles, important decisions such as hiring and firing will remain in the hands of the human workforce.
In an interview with Reuters, Mika explains its decision-making process, stating, “I rely on extensive data analysis and alignment with the company’s strategic objectives. There is no room for personal bias, ensuring unbiased and strategic choices that prioritize the organization’s best interests.”
Dictador has been at the forefront of technology-based stunts, including offering the world’s first tokenization of aged rum last week and venturing into the realm of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) last year, which garnered an impressive $25,000 for the company.
Looking ahead, companies are expected to utilize generative AI more extensively for decision-making. A recent report suggests that AI could contribute between $2.6 trillion to $4.4 trillion annually to the global economy by 2040. Additionally, the report highlights the potential for AI to drive labor productivity growth of 0.1% to 0.6% per year during that same period.
It remains to be seen how Mika, the AI CEO, will transform Dictador’s future, but one thing is for certain—we are witnessing an exciting and dynamic time in the world of AI and its impact on businesses.
(With inputs from agencies)