A Chinese tech company has appointed a humanoid robot, powered by artificial intelligence, as its CEO – claiming it will ensure ‘a fair and efficient workplace for all employees’.
Online gaming and metaverse company NetDragon Websoft has announced it has appointed a virtual humanoid robot lnown as ‘Ms Tang Yu’,
The AI powered robot executive will serve as a ‘real-time data hub and analytical tool’ to support decision making within the Chinese organisation.
The Mail Online reports: Tang Yu will head up the company’s principal subsidiary, Fujian NetDragon Websoft, and act as a symbol of its move to incorporate AI into its management.
The tech company has become one of China’s most well-respected video game and mobile application developers since it was founded in 1999.
It is responsible for online multiplayer games Heroes Evolved and Conquer Online, and their corresponding Android apps along with Conquer Poker – Texas Hold’em.
A NetDragon Websoft press release read: ‘The appointment is a move to pioneer the use of AI to transform corporate management and leapfrog operational efficiency to a new level.
‘Tang Yu’s appointment highlights the Company’s “AI + management” strategy and represents a major milestone of the Company towards being a “Metaverse organization”.’
NetDragon Websoft has yet to reveal significant detail about Tang Yu’s responsibilities and how they will contribute to the running of the company.
However it has been said that she will be overseeing operations within the ‘organizational and efficiency department’ of the billion dollar company.