This Chinese firm appoints first ever AI-powered robot CEO

The AI-Powered robot CEO is also expected to play a critical role in developing talent and fostering a fair and efficient workplace for employees


NetDragon Websoft, a technology firm in China which makes applications for mobile and also operates multiplayer online gaming platform in China has appointed ‘Tang Yu,’ AI-powered virtual humanoid robot as the rotating CEO of Fujian NetDragon Websoft, a flagship subsidiary of the company.

In this role, the AI-powered virtual humanoid robot, Tang Yu, will streamline process flow, enhance quality of work tasks, and improve speed of execution. Tang Yu will also act as a real time data hub and analytical tool support for taking rational decisions in daily operations as well as enabling more effective risk management decisions. More interestingly, the company also expects Tang Yu to play a critical role in developing talent and ensuring a fair and efficient workplace for employees which requires human touch.

This move from NetDragon Websoft shows its intent and belief that AI can transform corporate management and take operational efficiency to a new level.

“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. Looking forward, we will continue to expand on our algorithms behind Tang Yu to build an open, interactive and highly transparent management model as we gradually transform to a metaverse-based working community, which will enable us to attract a much broader base of talents worldwide and put us in a position to achieve bigger goals,” says Dejian Liu, Chairman, NetDragon.

Tang Yu’s appointment highlights the Company’s “AI + management” strategy and represents a major milestone of the Company towards being a “Metaverse organisation”.

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