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Northwell Health deploys Microsoft Teams as secure messaging tool for clinical staff

The hospital network has also reduced time interacting with EMR systems thanks to a chatbot built on the collaboration platform.

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Atlassian adds no-code automation to Jira Cloud products

New workflow automation capabilities are a result of Atlassian’s acquisition of Code Barrel last year.

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Q&A: How Baptist Health saved $13M using AI to reduce readmissions

The largest hospital group in Montgomery, Ala. deployed artificial intelligence with its EHR system; the information gleaned has helped cut unnecessary admissions by 18% over the past two years.

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Automated car happenings: Better lane tracking, but can you trust it?

Autonomous and semiautonomous vehicles are making serious progress, but they are going to run head on into a massive obstacle: human trust.

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Containers on the desktop? You bet — on Windows 10X

Microsoft has invented a new kind of container for its dual-screen Windows 10X operating system, mainly to enable legacy Windows apps to run. The implications for Windows’ future might be big.

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Facebook changes its Libra plans to include more cryptocurrencies

After seeing the departure of key members of its non-profit development body – and facing regulatory pressure – Facebook appears to be ready to be more inclusive in its cryptocurrency plans.

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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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Only AI can save us from a world of fakes (a world AI is also creating)

Deepfake video and audio. AI-generated texts, poetry and lyrics. Fake sites. Fake influencers. Fake news. Will life ever be real again?

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Amazon, Microsoft and the JEDI cloud computing contract

The U.S. Department of Defense had two final choices to award its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract: Microsoft and Amazon. Despite perception of Amazon’s frontrunner status, the D.O.D. awarded the...

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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.

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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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