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7 tips for vetting the business value of emerging tech

Will a promising new technology be truly transformative or destructively disruptive? Only due diligence will reveal the truth.

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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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Bayer uses digital twins to reshape business strategy

Bayer Crop Science has created 'virtual factories' to provide dynamic digital representations of the equipment and processes for each of its nine North American corn seed manufacturing sites.

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Verizon boosts customer service with NLP

The telecom giant has reduced costs and improved customer service response times by leveraging natural language processing and deep learning to automatically process requests.

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IBM blockchain automates contract labor processes

IBM has leveraged blockchain to resolve discrepancies in its contingent labor contracts. If its global rollout goes well, the tech could soon be available as an product for invoice reconciliation.

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20 IT resolutions for 2020

The new decade finds technology changing faster than ever. IT leaders must balance a wide array of priorities in developing a strategic agenda that can keep up.

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IBM quantum computing network adds new Fortune 100 explorers

More businesses are experimenting with quantum computing via IBM’s Q Network, including Delta, Anthem, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo.

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3 reasons to focus on the bright side of AI

Despite the growing ubiquity of AI, many IT leaders still feel anxious about its risks and unsure of the opportunities. But today’s executive boards aren’t having it – they want to make AI a business priority.

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AWS re:Invent: Intelligent services, closer clouds

Quantum computing is still way out there, but Amazon Web Services is bringing other computing tasks much closer to home.

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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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AI in retail: Survival depends on getting smart

Machine learning is fast becoming a must-have for retailers looking to stave off disruption, but the barriers to entry — upfront cost and data prep — remain an obstacle for most.

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9 pitfalls to scaling innovation from pilot to production

From a lack of a handoff plan to a failure to loop in business users at the right time, innovative projects all too often stall when pushed out into the real world. Here’s how to do it right.

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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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Blockchain for business: 5 promising pilots

Big brands in financial services, logistics and other sectors are betting on blockchain’s potential to facilitate transactions and verify provenance of products.

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5 unexpected learnings from the past five years of IoT.

Navigating a field of uncertainty and doubt questions

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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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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The reverse pitch: Enlisting startups to hone innovation

Aflac, Bayer and Bosch are among a growing number of enterprises leveraging the ‘reverse pitch,’ in which companies pose business challenges they will pay winning startups to solve.

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11 key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Autonomous Linux, digital assistants, and closer work with Microsoft, VMware and others were among the highlights from this year’s conference.

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