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‘Hey Siri, bring in the cattle and irrigate field four’

If you go down to the farm today, you’ll probably find it managed by iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices.

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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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How blockchain could help block fake news

Creating an immutable ledger to track metadata associated with published content shows promise as a method for identifying authentic news.

Computerworld > Mobile voting via phone / digital ballot

MIT researchers say mobile voting app piloted in U.S. is rife with vulnerabilities

The flaws could let a hacker alter, stop or expose how a person has voted.

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Smart lighting security flaw illuminates risk of IoT

The latest smart home security nightmare sheds light on the risk you take each time you add another connected system to your network.

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U.S. Air Force to pilot blockchain-based database for data sharing

The blockchain ledger will enable data ingest from legacy data systems and wikis as well as a native web application build platform

Computerworld > Mobile voting via phone / digital ballot

Iowa Caucus chaos likely to set back mobile voting

While the app used to tally votes during the Iowa Caucus on Monday was not a mobile voting app, it could still undermine confidence in any future attempts to roll out the technology.

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Making the move to 5G: What to know, how to plan for it

Is 5G real? When should you upgrade? How will enterprises benefit and what are the costs and ROI? Analyst Jack Gold joins IDG TECH(talk) hosts Juliet Beauchamp and Computerworld's Ken Mingis to answer those questions and more to help...

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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.)

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MIT's blockchain-based 'Spider' offers 4X faster cryptocurrency processing

The researchers are using a something similar to packet switching to more efficiently re-route crypto transactions – a move that could rival traditional banking.

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Fed rule on patient access to healthcare data gets EMR vendor pushback

A rule that would allow greater access to electronic healthcare information for patients and their doctors is being challenged by some of the vendors supplying the technology.

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7 ways Apple can improve enterprise productivity

Platform-scale robotic process automation seems a logical step for a platform so deeply rooted in the modern enterprise.

Computerworld > Mobile voting via phone / digital ballot

Seattle tries out mobile voting

But voter skepticism about online security has some Washington state officials responsible for general elections wary of rolling out the tech.

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Machine learning and AI in action | TECH(talk)

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used even more these days. Listen as InfoWorld’s Serdar Yegulalp and IDG TECHtalk hosts Juliet Beauchamp and Ken Mingis discuss how AI and ML are being used and answer viewers’...

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How the Xnor.ai purchase opens Apple’s AI future

What's the $200 million buy mean? Think machine imaging, smart home devices and IoT industry implementations.

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Kadena launches a hybrid platform to connect public, private blockchains

The JP Morgan startup's blockchain braids together multiple interoperable chains via smart contracts over which users can transact business via cryptocurrency.

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EEA opens sandbox for blockchain development and collaboration

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance TestNet offers the nodes, management infrastructure and ability to gather granular results for members.

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Is AI judging your personality?

Forget ‘surveillance capitalism.’ AI-based social media monitoring could cost you a job, college admission, rental property and more – and you’ll never know how it happened.

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