In a world where performance meets pixels, Chinese real-estate giant Vanke Group raised eyebrows by honoring an unusual candidate as its employee of the year in 2021. Cui Xiaopan, the ’employee’ in question, may look like a determined woman in her 20s in photos, but she’s not your typical colleague. She’s an AI-powered debt collector, created to make those overdue payments roll in smoothly. And roll in they did, with a jaw-dropping 91.44% success rate!

Chinese Company Names AI-Powered Debt Collector Employee of the Year