Weekly Roundup: Top stories you need to know
- Largo.ai used its AI software to predict who the next James Bond will be: "The Witcher" star Henry Cavill.
- Google Magenta released its Lo-Fi Player to help people mix music tracks and provide new melodies through machine learning.
- The Guardian published an opinion piece written by OpenAI’s language generator GPT-3, which said "I have no desire to wipe out humans."
- AI drug discovery firm Recursion Pharmaceuticals raised $239m and partnered with investor Bayer to develop treatments for fibrotic diseases of the lung, heart, and other organs.
- IndustryWired magazine named its most inspiring AI CEOs to watch this year.
- Portland, Oregon, has banned city agencies and private entities such as restaurants from using facial recognition, making it the most stringent ban on the technology in the U.S.
- Chinese search giant Baidu wants to raise $2bn to start a biotech company that would use AI to find new drugs and diagnose diseases.