A Chinese metaverse firm has chosen an AI-powered virtual humanoid robot as its chief executive officer (CEO). The official announcement was made last week.
The humanoid robot, Tang Yu, will be leading the operations at China’s NetDragon Websoft, making it the first robot to hold an executive role in a business. NetDragon Websoft develops and operates multiplayer online games in addition to producing mobile applications.
Tang Yu will handle the organizational and operational aspects of the company, which is worth nearly $10 billion. According to the company, the new CEO will boost the speed of execution, improve the quality of job activities and optimize process flow.
It also said that the robot would act as a real-time data hub and analytical tool, enabling logical decision-making in everyday operations. The company further said that Tang Yu would contribute to making the risk management system more efficient.
It is interesting to note that Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of Alibaba Group, predicted in 2017 that a robot would probably be featured as Time Magazine’s best CEO in 30 years.
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