A world first! NetDragon Websoft, one of China's largest video game developers, has appointed a humanoid robot controlled by artificial intelligence to head one of its subsidiaries. The Chinese company announced that Ms. Tang Yu, named after her, has been appointed to head the Fujian branch, one of the company's largest.
Ms. Tang Yu is the new CEO of Fujian, a subsidiary of the company NetDragon Websoft, well known in China for its expertise in video games. With this small detail that Ms. Tang Yu is a humanoid robot controlled by an artificial intelligence. Yes, a robot! You read that right.
The Chinese company, which took this decision considered bold and even risky by some, defends its management strategy based on artificial intelligence. Dejian Liu, president of the multi-billion dollar company, says that artificial intelligence represents the future of business management and that the appointment of Ms. Tan Yu as head of the subsidiary shows that the company has understood this evolution.
Although NetDragon Websoft has not yet released the details of Tang Yu's responsibilities, the company has already listed many benefits of management by artificial intelligence. Notably in terms of job development and efficiency. Employees will also benefit from the fact that Tang Yu, who does not need rest, is always ready to work...
In daily work, the supervisor robot's ability to accumulate real-time data will improve its ability to manage and lead, enabling Ms. Tang Yu to make the best decisions. On the other hand, optimal risk management will be possible thanks to powerful algorithms. A whole program until, perhaps, Ms. Tang Yu judges one day that the company would be more efficient with humanoid robot employees...
(Credit: CRI - China Radio International)