An AI at the head of a company? This is the crazy bet taken by Net Dragon Websoft, one of the most important video game studios in China. Indeed, an artificial intelligence named Madame Tang Yu has been appointed as CEO of the company. A world first.
Today, artificial intelligence is everywhere, in our smartphones, our household appliances. In some cases, they even decide our fate, like Facebook, which used an AI to fire 60 people… Indeed, this restructuring plan was shaped by this AI, whose mission was to select the employees to be made redundant according to specific criteria.
On the side of Google, we do not hesitate to use AI in the design of their next TPU (Tensor Processing Unit). In June 2021, the Mountain View company prefers to use an AI to find the optimal layout of the chip subsystems rather than leaving this task to qualified engineers.
However, after the AI in charge of human resources at Facebook, the Chinese company specializing in the design of online games Net Dragon Websoft has just passed a milestone. Indeed, the company, which weighs several billion dollars, has just appointed to the post of CEO… an artificial intelligence.
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An AI becomes CEO of a major Chinese company
Yes you are not dreaming. This AI, called Mrs. Tang Yu, becomes the first virtual humanoid to lead a company in history. According to Net Dragon Websoft, this AI will have to optimize business performancein particular by making rational decisions, understand without feeling, and completely transparent.
“Tang Yu will help us with management and administration as well as operational issues, because we are already using artificial intelligence in many internships to develop our business,” explains Simone Lung, vice president of Net Dragon Websoft.
Of course, the other advantage is that this CEO 2.0 will be able to work around the clock, without requiring a staggering salary in addition. The company specifies that the management qualities and decision-making of AI will be improved thanks to machine learning, or automatic learning. After the incursion of many companies into the metaverse, this case is a reminder of the extent to which the digital universe is taking more and more space in the real professional world.
Source : European 1