NetDragon Websoft, a Chinese technology company specializing in online games and the metaverse, has just appointed a humanoid robot equipped with artificial intelligence as CEO.
Her name: Ms. Tang Yu. As our colleagues from the DailyMailthis machine will serve as real-time data center and analytical tool to help decision-making within the company.
A leading AI, good or bad idea?
In a press release published for the occasion, NetDragon Websoft specifies: This appointment is a step forward in using AI to transform business management and take operational efficiency to the next level. »
Rest assured, there will still be a human to really lead Chinese society. Thus, the president of NetDragon Dejian Liu explains that Tang Yu’s algorithms will continue to evolve to become ” a working community based on metaverses “. A very unclear statement, it must be admitted.
He adds : ” We believe that AI is the future of business 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 to drive our future strategic growth “.
Among the advantages of AI in the company, we can notably cite the fact that it does not receive any remuneration, and that it can operate 24 hours a day. However, there are real limits to the use of a such technology to lead a professional collective.
First, and even if the machine seems to work objectively, it often includes biases, and we must not forget that it was humans who developed the algorithms. Then, it is often difficult to challenge or discuss a decision made by an AI because we rarely know the criteria that led to it.