Chinese tech company appoints an AI-powered virtual humanoid robot as CEO – claiming it will ensure “a fair and efficient workplace for all employees”.
- Chinese gaming company NetDragon Websoft has appointed a virtual CEO
- The humanoid robot is called “Tang Yu” and is powered by artificial intelligence
- The organization said it will act as an “analytical tool” to support decision-making
- It will also play a role in employee development and ensuring a ‘fair’ workplace
Online gaming and metaverse company NetDragon Websoft has announced that it has appointed a virtual humanoid robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) as CEO.
Known as “Ms Tang Yu,” the robot manager will serve as a “real-time data hub and analytics tool” to support decision-making within the Chinese organization.
Tang Yu will lead the company’s main subsidiary, Fujian NetDragon Websoft, and will serve as a symbol of its move to integrate AI into its management.
The technology company has grown into one of the most respected video game and mobile application developers in China since its establishment in 1999.
It is responsible for online multiplayer games Heroes Evolved and Conquer Online and corresponding Android apps along with Conquer Poker – Texas Hold’em.
According to a press release from NetDragon Websoft, “The appointment is a step to advance the use of AI to transform business leadership and take operational efficiencies to new levels.
‘Tang Yu’s appointment underscores the company’s ‘AI + Management’ strategy and represents an important milestone on the company’s journey to becoming a ‘metaverse organization’.
Online gaming and metaverse company NetDragon Websoft announces that it has appointed a virtual humanoid robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) as CEO. Known as “Ms Tang Yu,” the robotic executive will serve as a “real-time data hub and analytics tool” to support decision-making within the Chinese organization (stock image)
WHAT IS THE METAVERSE?
The “Metaverse” is a series of virtual spaces where you can play, work, and communicate with others who are not in the same physical space as you.
Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg was a leading voice for the concept, which is seen as the future of the internet and would blur the lines between the physical and the digital.
“You can hang out with friends, work, play, study, shop, be creative, and more,” says Meta.
NetDragon Websoft is yet to reveal important details about Tang Yu’s responsibilities and how they will contribute to the company’s operations.
However, it has been said that she will oversee operations within the “organization and efficiency department” of the billion-dollar company.
According to the press release, “Tang Yu will streamline the process flow, improve the quality of work items and improve execution speed.
“Tang Yu will also serve as a real-time data hub and analytics tool to support rational decision-making in day-to-day operations and enable a more effective risk management system.
‘In addition, Tang Yu is expected to play a crucial role in developing talent and ensuring a fair and efficient workplace for all employees.’
NetDragon Chairman Dr. Dejian Liu announced that the company will continue to develop the algorithms behind Tang Yu to “transform into a metaverse-based collaborative community”.
He said: “We believe that AI is the future of corporate governance, and our appointment of Ms. Tang Yu represents our commitment to truly embrace the use of AI to transform the way we run our business and ultimately.” to drive our future strategic growth.”
NetDragon Websoft is yet to reveal important details about Tang Yu’s responsibilities and contribution to the race. However, it has been said that she will oversee operations within the “organization and efficiency department” (stock image).
NetDragon Chairman Dr. Dejian Liu (pictured) announced that the company will develop the algorithms behind Tang Yu to “transform into a metaverse-based collaborative community”.
Earlier this year, researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) found that AI is as good or better than human bosses at hiring people.
They conducted a review of previous studies evaluating the effectiveness of AI as a recruitment tool.
Although the AI had limited ability to predict employees’ outcomes after they were hired, the AI is “fairer” and represents a major improvement over humans, they revealed.
AI also boosts the “fill rate” for job vacancies and is “most of the time better than humans” when it comes to improving diversity in the workplace.
Fill rate refers to how many positions a company has filled in a given period compared to the number of open positions waiting to be filled.
AI can be used in recruitment in a number of ways such as: B. Searching hundreds of resumes for a specific combination of keywords to narrow down applicants to those with the most relevant experience.
Another example is using chatbots to conduct a preliminary interview with a candidate before he or she can meet their potential human employer.
WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TAKE THEIR JOB? EXPERTS DISCOVER THE MOST RISKY JOBS
Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in France have identified which jobs are most and least likely to be taken on by robots.
Their findings suggest that meat packers, cleaners and construction workers are at the highest risk of being replaced by machines, while teachers, lawyers and physicists are safe.
In general, jobs that require millimeter-precise movements are most likely to be handled by robots that can replicate those movements.
Meanwhile, jobs that require critical thinking or creativity are least likely to be taken on by my robots, which lack these skills.
‘The biggest challenge facing society today is to achieve resilience to automation,’ explained Professor Rafael Lalive, who co-led the study.
“Our work provides in-depth career advice for workers at high risk of automation, allowing them to take on more secure jobs while reusing many of the skills they learned in their old job.”
Read more: Will artificial intelligence take over YOUR job? Scientists show the jobs with the highest risk