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This undated photo provided by Time Magazine shows the cover of its Dec. 14, 2020 issue, featuring a 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has been named the magazine's first-ever

Colorado student, scientist named Time's 'Kid of the Year'

Dec. 4, 2020 8:01 PM EST

LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) — A 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has used artificial intelligence and created apps to tackle contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying, opioid addiction and other social problems has been named Time Magazine's first-ever “Kid of the Year."...

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Prominent artificial intelligence scholar Timnit Gebru helped improve Google's public image as a company that elevates Black computer scientists and questions harmful uses of AI technology. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Google AI researcher's exit sparks ethics, bias concerns

Dec. 4, 2020 5:41 PM EST

Prominent artificial intelligence scholar Timnit Gebru helped improve Google's public image as a company that elevates Black computer scientists and questions harmful uses of AI technology. But internally, Gebru, a leader in the field of AI ethics, was not shy about voicing doubts about those commitments —...

This is image provided by Teladoc, shows Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic.  Telemedicine provider Teladoc Health wants to play a bigger role in managing patient care, especially for people with chronic conditions. (Teladoc via AP)

Teladoc eyes several new phases of growth for telemedicine

Nov. 29, 2020 11:00 AM EST

Fresh off a big acquisition and riding a wave of customer growth, Teladoc Health is ready to do more for patients. CEO Jason Gorevic said the telemedicine provider can play a big role in helping people manage high blood pressure, diabetes or other chronic conditions. Plus he wants customers to think well beyond...

People walk by a SoftBank shop in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. said Monday it restored its profitability in the last quarter as its investments improved in value. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Japan's SoftBank back in the black as investments improve

Nov. 9, 2020 4:46 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. said Monday it bounced back to profitability in the last quarter as its investments improved in value. The Tokyo-based company reported a 627 billion yen, or about $6.1 billion, profit in July-September, compared with a loss of 700 billion yen...

Indian laborers work at a building construction site in Gauhati, India, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Study: COVID speeds up human vs machine standoff over work

Oct. 20, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — As automation and online work gain ground, organizers of the annual Davos forum are projecting employers will split work equally between machines and people by 2025, with the coronavirus pandemic accelerating changes in the labor market. The World Economic Forum, in a report released...

FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, the logo for IBM appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  IBM says it is breaking off a $19 billion chunk of its business to focus on cloud computing. The 109-year-old tech company said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020,  it is spinning off its managed infrastructure services unit into a new public company, temporarily named NewCo.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

IBM to spin off $19B business to focus on cloud computing

Oct. 8, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) — IBM says it is breaking off a $19 billion chunk of its business to focus on cloud computing. The 109-year-old tech company said Thursday it is spinning off its managed infrastructure services unit into a new public company, temporarily named NewCo. The separation is expected to take...