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Jul 24 2017   9:07AM GMT

TechTarget’s weekly roundup (7/17 – 7/24)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Artificial intelligence
Quality assurance
Unified Communications

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Do you think we need to worry more about AI taking jobs? Find out how the combination of AI and jobs will change the way workplaces look in the future in this week’s roundup.

1. AI taking jobs isn’t the problem; how it will change them is – Ed Burns (SearchBusinessAnalytics)

The combination of AI and jobs will change the way workplaces look in the future, experts say. People will have to focus more on their areas of strength.

2. Dark web markets’ shutdown may lead to more arrests – Michael Heller (SearchSecurity)

Cooperation between law enforcement from around the world led to the shutdown of AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets and potential leads of illegal vendors.

3. Infrastructure, endpoints to drive UC tech budget boom in 2018 – Katherine Finnell (SearchUnifiedCommunications)

UC budgets are expected to rise in 2018 as organizations look to update aging voice infrastructure, promote user adoption and extend UC into contact centers.

4. Android apps on Chromebooks hurt appeal as thin clients – Ramin Edmond (SearchVirtualDesktop)

All future Chromebook releases will support Android apps, which brings concerns regarding their security, management and overall usefulness as thin clients.

5. Meet James, the new QA on the team – he’s also a virtual robot – Valerie Silverthorne (SearchSoftwareQuality)

In a DevOps world full of automated software testing, things are about to get even more interesting. James is a virtual robot designed to handle CX QA — for $5 an hour.

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