News of Note—U.S. is losing AI lead to China; AT&T, RingCentral extend partnership and more

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AT&T and RingCentral announced they have extended their partnership with plans to offer businesses cloud-based communications services. (Pixabay)

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> The United States is squandering its lead in artificial intelligence as China ramps up its efforts. TechCrunch article

> AT&T and RingCentral announced they have extended their partnership with plans to offer businesses cloud-based communications services. Press release

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