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wearables workers

Wearables get their killer app: saving you from killer viruses

Until now, smart watches, rings and glasses offered useful features, but were optional -- that's changing fast. Soon our lives and businesses will depend on them.

artificial intelligence / machine learning / network

Is AI ready to fly solo in your data center?

Server vendors, particularly Oracle, are pushing harder on automated, AI-driven server technologies. Are we ready to take our hands off the wheel?

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Is RPA really an AI process or much less?

Does robotic process automation eliminate mundane tasks or just perpetuate a marginally productive process that should be redesigned in the first place?

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How the Apple Car will drive IT change

Don't think of the coming iCar as a car. It's a remote office with a supercomputer inside that will change the way you think about cars -- just as the iPhone changed how you use phones.

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Should you tell customers they're talking to AI?

When chatbots reach the level of always passing the Turing Test, and can flawlessly pass for human with every interaction, do you disclose to users that it's AI? That's the dilemma.

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Meet Meena: Why you'll want to hire this Google chatbot

Google reports a breakthrough in chatbot technology -- it's the perfect idea for replacing its own Google Assistant ... and search. (And read on to judge Meena's joke-telling ability.)

wireless mobile network - internet of things edge [IoT] - edge computing

IoT roundup: IoT shifts focus to SMBs, standards movement and the sea

The internet of things for small businesses gets a bounce thanks to Arduino and Sprint, potential movement towards standards-based IoT emerges and catching some IoT news from the sea.

5G mobile wireless network technology / connections

What’s next for 5G: A look at Release 17

The current version of 5G is known in the standards bodies as Release 16. Release 17 was just ratified by the 3GPP – the group responsible for the standards definitions. Here’s how 5G will be even better in the next implementation.

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Is that you or a virtual you? Are chatbots too real?

There's a fine line between AI that interacts for us and AI that interacts AS us. Or is there a line at all? Will anyone care? Questions abound.

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Will Google's AI make you artificially stupid?

The biggest threat from AI isn't software that steals your job. It's software that steals your mind.

emerging technology - virtual reality [VR] / augmented reality [AR] - virtual display / GUI

C-suite executives explain why virtual reality is a boon for business

Virtual reality may be great for gamers and others looking to “escape” the real world, but the technology is also helping real-world businesses improve their bottom line.

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3 reasons you will be moved by haptics

Forget today's buzzing smartphones and rumbling game controllers. Next-generation haptics make the virtual real and smart enterprises will take notice.

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4 ways to spot startups too focused on Big Problems

Do high-tech startups understand -- and have a solution to fix -- your real problems? Here are four ways to find out.

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Have you heard? Audio is the new everything

How to prepare yourself and your organization for a world where podcasts, audio books, YouTube’s audio mode, smart speakers and ‘hearables’ rule.

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Tracking economic disruption in the digital age

From carriages to quantum computing, have today's industries learned how to harness creative destruction?

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Why it's time to augment our thinking about AR

The most revolutionary outcome of AR is that the physical world will function like the digital world. And that's a big deal for enterprises.

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5 industries that will be disrupted by blockchain

Here are five major industries that will benefit from blockchain technology in the near future: financial services and banking, government, healthcare, energy, and transportation and logistics.

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Storage trends: What’s the best uses for Optane?

While 3D XPoint memory has been shipping as Optane from Intel for two years, it hasn't found a great deal of traction, but a new server DIMM and an upcoming Micron product release may change that.

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