In an unprecedented move, a Chinese metaverse company placed a robot as its CEO. With this, ‘Ms. Tang Yu’ – an AI-powered virtual humanoid robot has become the world’s first robot to hold a leadership position.
NetDragon Websoft is a Chinese company that manufactures mobile apps and also operates multiplayer online games. He appointed the humanoid robot as general manager to oversee the work of the company’s main subsidiary – Fujian NetDragon Websoft, a website named Cision citing the company’s press release.
This is not a usual position, but the virtual CEO is charged with a fully functional executive duty to run a $10 billion organization. The company expects him to take care of the organization and efficiency departments of the business.
Speaking of the appointment, Dr. Dejian Liu, Chairman of NetDragon, said, “We believe that AI is the future of business management, and our appointment of Ms. Tang Yu represents our commitment to truly embrace AI. using AI to transform how we operate. our business and ultimately drive our future strategic growth.
The company says the robot will even perform tasks that are highly subjective and require human contact. He will undertake talent development tasks and work in human resource management to provide a healthy working environment for all employees.
The female robot CEO will streamline the process flow, improve the quality of work tasks and improve the execution speed, the company said. He added that the robot will help the company make rational decisions in daily operations and enable a more effective risk management system.