What used to be a fantasy up until a few years back, has now become a bitter-sweet reality, as a Chinese metaverse company known as NetDragon websoft has apparently appointed a robot as its CEO. The company mainly deals in multiplayer online games and a few mobile applications as well.
The supposedly female virtual humanoid robot uses artificial intelligence for its existence and goes by the name Tang Yu. With great power comes great responsibility as Ms Yu will be responsible for taking care of the nearly $10 billion worth company.
Fujian NetDragon Websoft in a press statement said, “Tang Yu will streamline process flow, enhance the quality of work tasks, and improve the speed of execution. The new CEO will also 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.” Additionally, the AI-enabled CEO is expected to play a critical role in the development of talents and ensure a fair and efficient workplace for all employees.
Dr. Dejian Liu, chairman of NetDragon, told the press that “we believe 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.”
Looks like the future is here straight out of Sci-Fi fiction sooner than expected. Surprisingly, Jack Ma the founder of Alibaba in 2017 had estimated that in 30 years time a robot will likely be on the cover of Time Magazine as the best CEO.
The only botheration here is that are we getting too much dependent on technology. Either way, with more and more work being given to machines, it is bound to take a toll on the general employment of humans in the near future.