NetDragon Pioneers Corporate Management With First Virtual Robot As Its ‘Rotating’ CEO
Pushing to become a “metaverse organization” that leverages A.I. to grow its corporate executive decision-making.
Chinese online game developer NetDragon announced on Friday, August 26, the appointment of its newest “rotating” CEO — Ms. Tang Yu, an A.I. robot that will enhance the global leader’s quality of work and increase the speed in which it executes tasks.
The appointment of Tang Yu will highlight the company’s “A.I. + management” strategy, representing a major milestone of the company in its mission to becoming a “metaverse organization.”
Given its AI-powered makeup, Tang Yu is believed to have transformed NetDragon’s corporate management, and will also serve as a real-time data hub and analytical tool to support rational decision-making in daily operations. The virtual CEO is also expected to play a critical role in the development of talent and ensuring a fair, efficient workplace for all employees, including providing for a more effective risk management system.
“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,” said Dr. Dejian Liu, Chairman of NetDragon.
According to Pew Research, 48% of experts surveyed believe that robots and digital agents will displace a significant number of jobs.
“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 into 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,” added Liu.
As part of its drive towards becoming a metaverse-based organization, NetDragon previously built the community-driven NFT collection, Neopets, which is based on the 1999 pet game. The collection includes a P2E game and the creation of an open metaverse.
Recently, NetDragon started penetrating the education sector by curating a large case of educational content made for the open metaverse, including new online learning devices and 3D materials. Those materials, according to the company, are currently being sold to governments and schools in China, as well as overseas.
The game developer has also begun generating digital humans and immersive worlds using VR technologies, all of which it hopes can be used inside the metaverse.
NetDragon has been recognized for developing internet and mobile platforms that are used by millions of users daily and impacting 192 different regions. It previously formed China’s first online gaming portal, 17173.com, and China’s leading smartphone app store, 91 Wireless.
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