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.

AI

These graduate students had no idea their teaching assistant was a robot

On the Internet, "nobody knows you're a dog," as the old meme goes, and today, the same can increasingly be said of robots.

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That massive reported 'data breach' was just hype, Mail.ru says

Hold Security made quite a splash in the security world on Wednesday when it claimed to have recovered 272 million stolen email credentials from a much larger trove, but on Friday the email provider most strongly affected called the report a simple effort to create media hype.

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Apple partners with SAP in new enterprise push

The mobile enterprise got another boost on Thursday with the announcement of a brand-new partnership between Apple and SAP.

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What do you get when you cross Star Wars and famous art? This algorithm can show you

Artificial intelligence has been dabbling in art to increasing acclaim over the past few months, but a new study brings its uncanny proficiency to the far-more-complicated world of video.

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A Russian hacker gave away millions of email credentials for social media votes

Tens of millions of stolen credentials for Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo email accounts are being shared online by a young Russian hacker known as "the Collector" as part of a supposed larger trove of 1.17 billion records.

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This startup uses machine learning to turn your old enterprise apps into mobile ones

There's plenty of lip service paid today to the need to mobile-enable the enterprise, but actually making that happen is a little more complicated. That's where PowWow Mobile hopes to help.

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Quantum computers pose a huge threat to security, and the NIST wants your help

It's no secret that quantum computers could render many of today's encryption methods useless, and now the National Institute of Standards and Technology wants the public to help it head off that threat.

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Can Oracle buy its way into the cloud?

It wasn't so long ago that Oracle dismissed cloud computing as "gibberish." Today, it's singing a different tune.

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Oracle is paying $532 million to snatch up another cloud service provider

Oracle on Monday announced that it is paying $532 million to buy Opower, a provider of cloud services to the utilities industry.

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5 (more) reasons to be a data scientist

"Data scientist" has already been declared this year's hottest job, and now a new report offers several more reasons to consider it as a career.

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AI looms large in Google's view of the future

Google's Founders' Letter was an exception this year for the fact that it was penned by Google CEO Sundar Pichai rather than Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

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Here's why analytics is eating the supply chain

New software is enabling better visibility and more collaboration among partners, including key customers and suppliers.

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Oracle sets its sights on engineering and construction with Textura buy

Oracle is spending $663 million to buy Textura, a company that offers cloud services for the engineering and construction industry.

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Can AI beat you at Foosball? Yes. Yes it can

AI has already proved its prowess in chess, Jeopardy and the ancient game of Go, but it's now come out victorious in yet another arena: the classic game of Foosball.

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Europe places a billion-euro bet on quantum computing

The European Commission plans to invest a billion euros in quantum computing as part of a larger initiative to strengthen Europe's competitiveness in the digital economy.