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(of systems) operating as if by human intelligence by using automatic computer control


Christopher. 1722--71, British poet, author of A Song to David (1763) and Jubilate Agno (written 1758--63, published 1939). He was confined (1756--63) for religious mania and died in a debtors' prison
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Said of a program that does the Right Thing in a wide variety of complicated circumstances. There is a difference between calling a program smart and calling it intelligent; in particular, there do not exist any intelligent programs (yet - see AI-complete).

Compare robust (smart programs can be brittle).


Incorporating some kind of digital electronics.
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(1) (SMART) (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) See SMART HDD.

(2) A popular tech term that implies computer driven. Technically, every computer-based device is smart (see intelligence). Following in alphabetical order are some of the smart definitions in this encyclopedia.

 smart appliance smart bulb smart display smart browsing smart cable smart camera smart car smart card smart city smart client smart clothes Smart Compose smart contract

  smart cooling (see  datacenter cooling).

   Smart Cover smart display smart dust smartbook smart clothes smart display

  smart display (see  video doorbell)

   smart dust smart garden smart grid smart gun smart highway smart home smart install program

  smart label (see  RFID tag)

   smart LED TV smart lock smart luggage smart meter smart monitor smart parking smartphone Smart radio Smart Reply smart sensor

  smart shirt (see  smart clothes)

   smart skin smart speaker smart radio smart tags smart TV smart TV app smartwatch smart weapon

Even the Fridge Is Smart
In case you forget what's in the fridge, this Samsung unit takes a photo every time the door closes, and its contents can be viewed while in the supermarket. (Image courtesy of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.,
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References in classic literature ?
'"Don't be frightened," said Tom Smart. He slowly drew forth the letter, and unfolded it.
'"I will," replied Tom Smart; and, with these words, he placed the letter in the widow's hand.
'Gentlemen, I have heard my uncle say, that Tom Smart said the widow's lamentations when she heard the disclosure would have pierced a heart of stone.
'"Frightful, my dear ma'am; but compose yourself," said Tom Smart.
'"Oh, yes you will, my dear soul," said Tom Smart, letting fall a shower of the largest-sized tears, in pity for the widow's misfortunes.
'Why,' replied the one-eyed bagman, 'it was observed to creak very much on the day of the wedding; but Tom Smart couldn't say for certain whether it was with pleasure or bodily infirmity.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that its Smart Grid Station, SGS, has been inaugurated by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
25, 2019, Smart Amazing 25 gives lucky subscribers a chance to win brand new smartphones, MVP Rewards points, data, and a grand prize of Php25 million cash!
The smart city concept is used to identify a large spectrum of heterogeneous solutions and city programs, involving different types of technologies and aiming to reach a very large set of different and well-defined goals..
The smart solutions Zain showcases at GITEX include solutions for Smart Security, like access control, identity management, mass notification, video surveillance, intercampus communications, and business intelligence.
The possibilities of IoT in the home are endless, from smart lighting and thermostats to smart fridges to machine learning devices.
Using figures from Smart energy outlook, the largest independent survey of national public opinion on energy and smart meters, we have made it easier to understand how smart meters are transforming our country and how they may benefit you even further.