China: World’s first female robot becomes CEO of video game company

Sebastien Le Belzic
13:17, 20 September 2022changed to
13:20, 20 September 2022

For the first time, a virtual robot named Tang Yu, equipped with artificial intelligence, will become the CEO of a major video game company, Net Dragon, in China. The goal is to optimize the company’s operations through purely rational decision making and save money.

Replacing his company’s CEO with a robot is the bet of one of China’s largest video game companies, Net Dragon Websoft, founded in 1999 and valued at several billion dollars. This female robot is called Madame Tang Yu, and as such, she becomes the first robot to lead a company in the world. This virtual humanoid is controlled by artificial intelligence, which should allow him to optimize the work of the company, in particular, making rational and completely transparent decisions, since this robot has no feelings.

Boss without salary

“Tang Yu will help us in the area of ​​management and administration, as well as operational issues, because we already use artificial intelligence during many internships to develop our activities,” explains Simone Lung, vice president of Dragon.

Putting an android at the head of a company is also a foretaste of virtual universes. A metaverse that is currently evolving across the board, both in video games and e-commerce, and now in a company. A world in which we move through a virtual reality system. Another advantage of Tang Yu is that he becomes the world’s first CEO on duty 24 hours a day for free.

Other companies have already turned to robotics

This is not the first time the company has entered the robotics market. A few years ago, a Canon subsidiary already entrusted the management of some control tasks to algorithms, in particular facial recognition algorithms that require a smile. But this is the first time that the robot has reached the head of the company.

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