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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AI just 3D printed a brand-new Rembrandt, and it's shockingly good

There's already plenty of angst out there about the prospect of jobs lost to AI, but this week, artists got a fresh reason to be concerned.

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The rise of the citizen data scientist

Empowering businesspeople to perform their own analyses can free up highly trained data scientists to focus on the things that require their expertise.

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With this new 3D printing technique, robots can 'practically walk right out of the printer'

Imagine you could use a standard 3D printer to create your next robotic assistant. Just snap in a motor and battery, and it's ready to go. That's precisely the scenario made possible by a new 3D printing technique developed at MIT.

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Your next Hyundai may be a 'high-performing computer on wheels'

Hyundai is working on a new connected car that will tap big data and analytics for proactive service and constant connection.

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Salesforce buys AI specialist MetaMind to avoid being ‘flanked'

Salesforce's automation efforts got a big boost Monday with news that it is acquiring AI startup MetaMind.

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What will it take to make AI sound human?

Conversation fillers such as "hmm" and "uh-huh" may seem like insignificant parts of human conversation, but they're critical to improving communication between humans and artificial intelligence. So argues Alan Black, a professor in the Language Technologies Institute at the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science, who specializes in speech synthesis and ways to make artificially intelligent speech sound more real.

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Meet Robocar, the driverless racing car for the AI-powered Roborace

Late last year Formula E announced Roborace, its first racing series for driverless cars, and this week it unveiled the AI-powered vehicle competitors will use in what it calls a "battle of algorithms."

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This new jobs site helps data scientists and employers hook up

Billed as a matchmaker for data scientists and employers, Correlation One has some specific mechanisms in place to help the best-qualified data scientists rise to the top of the hiring pool.

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New wireless tech from MIT promises password-free Wi-Fi

New wireless technology developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab promises to kill the Wi-Fi password at last.

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OpenText CEO: 'One does not upgrade to digital'

Every company is an information company today, says Mark Barrenechea, and transforming for the digital era requires looking beyond the ERP systems that have played such a central role over the past few decades.

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How the cloud is transforming HR

Cloud computing promises benefits in numerous functional areas, but in few has the impact been felt as keenly as in human resources.

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This 'brain-inspired' supercomputer will explore deep learning for the U.S. nuclear program

A new low-power, "brain-inspired" supercomputing platform based on IBM chip technology will soon start exploring deep learning for the U.S. nuclear program.

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Quantum computing is now a big step closer thanks to a new breakthrough: the Fredkin gate

Quantum computing is now within closer reach thanks to a major breakthrough in which scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a key building block can be assembled.

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Oracle wants to put its public cloud behind your firewall

Public clouds may promise a world of potential benefits, but for companies grappling with data sovereignty and other issues, the risks can loom large. Hoping to ease such concerns, Oracle launched a product on Thursday that effectively puts its public cloud behind the enterprise firewall.

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Microsoft and HPE throw their weight behind Mesosphere

Mesosphere made its mark early with large companies like Twitter and Netflix, and on Thursday the company got a fresh boost from two more tech giants: Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.