A 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young inventor has been named Time magazine’s first “Kid of the Year”. Indian- American Gitanjali Rao has invented new technologies across a range of fields. At 10 years old, she created a lead detection tool after learning about the water crisis in Michigan. After that, she also came up with an app that uses artificial intelligence to detect cyberbullying.
Rao said she hopes she can inspire others to dream up ideas to solve the world’s problems, saying “If I can do it, you can do it, and anyone can do it.” She is constantly dreaming big. “Look at how you can do it because there’s no one stopping you but yourself.”
Last year, climate activist Greta Thunberg became Time’s youngest Person of the Year when she was given the honor at age 16.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2020. The two made history on November 7th when they beat Donald Trump in the election. Harris on that day became the country’s first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect.