Katherine NoyesSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Katherine Noyes has been an ardent geek ever since she first conquered Pyramid of Doom on an ancient TRS-80. Today she covers enterprise software in all its forms, with an emphasis on cloud computing, big data, analytics and artificial intelligence.

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Algorithm reads tweets to figure out which restaurants make you sick

A new app called nEmesis uses machine learning to help stop the spread of foodborne illnesses.

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It's AI vs. humans in this week's history-making Go face-off

When IBM's Deep Blue beat chess champion Garry Kasparov back in 1997, the world was agog over AI's potential. This week, Google DeepMind's AlphaGo system will face an even tougher test in a series of matches against a top-ranked master in the ancient game of Go.

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MIT's new 5-atom quantum computer could make today's encryption obsolete

Much of the encryption world today depends on the challenge of factoring large numbers, but this week scientists said they've created the first five-atom quantum computer with the potential to crack the security of traditional encryption schemes.

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This wacky Twitterbot uses deep learning to out-Trump Trump

Anyone who's ever shaken their head over the utterances coming out of Donald Trump's mouth will surely be glad to know that they're now being improved with deep learning. The only catch: It's not Trump doing the learning, but rather a Twitter robot.

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This new wireless tech lets monkeys control a wheelchair using just their thoughts

New wireless technology makes it possible for monkeys to control a robotic wheelchair using just their thoughts without the need to be hooked up via EEG electrodes on the scalp to a connected computer.

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5 things you need to know about AI buzzwords: cognitive, neural, and deep, oh my!

There's never any shortage of buzzwords in the IT world, but when it comes to AI, they can be hard to tell apart.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM gets spruced up for spring with new IoT-minded features

Microsoft made two key acquisitions last year with the explicit purpose of integrating them into Dynamics CRM, and on Wednesday it announced a spring wave of the software that brings those additions to light.

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IoT can be hard, but Red Hat and Eurotech are teaming up to make it easier

Getting IT to work smoothly is a challenge even when all the parts are in-house, but that's nothing compared with the widely dispersed Internet of Things. Enter Red Hat and Eurotech, which on Tuesday announced a new partnership aimed at simplifying the integration of all those IoT pieces.

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Use Hortonworks Hadoop? Now you can rely on a more stable core

Software stability is a key requirement for large companies, and on Tuesday Hortonworks took a big step in that direction by announcing a new release cadence for its enterprise Hadoop software.

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Nervana's cloud platform makes deep learning more widely available

Deep learning has traditionally been accessible to just the largest organizations, but recently that's begun to change. On Monday, AI startup Nervana launched a new cloud offering for what it calls deep learning on demand.

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IBM to buy Resilient Systems, bringing security guru Bruce Schneier on board

IBM will acquire Resilient Systems, it announced Monday, and along with the company it will gain a big name in the security world: Bruce Schneier.

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IRS: Actually, that breach last year was way worse than we thought

For U.S. taxpayers, the news just keeps getting worse about the breach in the IRS's Get Transcript application that was discovered last year.

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This amazing art was created by neural networks, and now you can buy it

Neural networks are often used for image recognition, but it turns out they can create some pretty incredible images as well.

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A new algorithm from MIT could protect ships from 'rogue waves' at sea

Predictive analytics can already help companies prevent churn and anticipate equipment breakdowns, but MIT has applied it to a new realm altogether: protecting ships and crews at sea from so-called "rogue waves."

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CoreOS CEO: Containers are just the beginning

Containers are revolutionizing enterprise IT in much the way smartphones have transformed the world of consumer technology, but there's still much more to come.