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ByteDance, the parent company of the controversial TikTok app, is now using its artificial intelligence programs for drug development and research.ByteDance, whose founder promised to use his company to promote “Socialist core values” and devotion to the Chinese Communist Party, will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) drug discovery. Job postings for the branch of the Beijing-based company have appeared for cities in Mountain View, Shanghai, and Beijing.“We are looking for candidates to join our team and conduct cutting-edge research in drug discovery and manufacturing powered by AI algorithms,” a job posting explained.The company’s foray into healthcare comes as critics, most notably President Trump, highlight the app’s ties to the Chinese government.