Chinese gaming company NetDragon appoints virtual humanoid robot as CEO –

AI and the Metaverse seem to be the next big things as far as technology is concerned. While the Metaverse is quite a controversial subject with its cryptocurrency and NFT implications, AI seems to be embraced as a great tool to facilitate automation and boost human knowledge beyond biological limitations. Thanks to machine learning processors, AI has seen a significant evolution in the past few years, to the point where virtual persons fully powered by AI algorithms can easily communicate and even joke with human interlocutors. Hong Kong gaming company NetDragon is now taking the human-AI interaction to the next level by appointing the first AI-powered virtual humanoid robot named Ms. Tang Yu as its Rotating CEO of flagship subsidiary Fujian NetDragon Websoft Co. Ltd.
The press release mentions that this “is a move to pioneer the use of AI to transform corporate management and leapfrog operational efficiency to a new level.” Besides being a management experiment, it also ties in with the NetDragon’s goal to become a “Metaverse organization.” Managerial responsibilities for Ms. Tan Yu include streamlining process flow, enhancing quality of work tasks, and improving speed of execution. Furthermore, the AI-powered CEO may “serve as a real-time data hub and analytical tool to support rational decision-making in daily operations, as well as to enable a more effective risk management system.” The company expect Ms. Tan Yu to help spot and harness talented employees and, at the same time, ensure “a fair and efficient workplace” for everyone.
Chairman of NetDragon Dr. Dejian Liu explains that the company believes “AI is the future of corporate management, and our appointment of Ms. Tang Yu represents our commitment to truly embrace the use of AI to transform the way we operate our business, and ultimately drive our future strategic growth. Looking forward, we will continue to expand on our algorithms behind Tang Yu to build an open, interactive and highly transparent management model as we gradually transform to a Metaverse-based working community, which will enable us to attract a much broader base of talents worldwide and put us in a position to achieve bigger goals."
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