Indian-American Gitanjali Rao named as TIME magazine’s first-ever Kid of the Year for her work in technology

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Indian-American teenager Gitanjali Rao has been named as TIME magazine’s first-ever Kid of the Year for her works using ‘technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying’.
 
The 15-year-old from Colorado, US was selected from 5,000 nominees and was interviewed by Academy award-winning Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie for TIME.
 
At the age of 11, Rao won the Discovery Education 3M Scientist Challenge and was listed by Forbes in “30 Under 30” list for her innovations. Her latest discovery is an app called, Kindly, that detects cyberbullying at an early stage, based on artificial-­intelligence technology. In another development, Rao has developed an application called Tethys, a device that can measure the content of lead contamination in water with the help of carbon nanotubes.

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