Katherine Noyes

Senior U.S. Correspondent

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.

Milestones along the way in Watson's colorful history

It's (not) elementary: How Watson works

It's (not) elementary: How Watson works

What goes into making a computer understand the world through senses, learning and experience, as IBM says Watson does? First and foremost, tons and tons of data.

Watson's the name, data's the game

Watson's the name, data's the game

What started as a system focused on a single core capability -- answering questions posed by humans in natural language -- now includes dozens of services spanning language, speech, vision and data analysis.

OpenStack Newton serves up a big helping of scalability

OpenStack Newton serves up a big helping of scalability

The next release of OpenStack made its debut on Thursday with a raft of new features for better scalability and resiliency.

Why being a data scientist 'feels like being a magician'

Why being a data scientist 'feels like being a magician'

What is it like to be a data scientist? Here's what three people currently on the front lines had to say.

Today's another milestone day for Linux

Today's another milestone day for Linux

Aug. 25 may be Linux's official birthday, but Oct. 5 is in many ways the day it began to make a real mark on the world.

For work-life balance, these IT jobs are a good fit

For work-life balance, these IT jobs are a good fit

Achieving balance between work and home life is an ongoing challenge for professionals across industries, but it turns out the IT world is doing pretty well in helping to make it happen.

White House to data scientists: We need you

White House to data scientists: We need you

It's been nearly two years since President Obama created the U.S. chief data scientist role, and the man currently in the job had an urgent message Thursday for attendees at Strata+Hadoop World: We need you.

Meet Apache Spot, a new open-source project for cybersecurity

Meet Apache Spot, a new open-source project for cybersecurity

Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they've donated a new open-source project to the Apache Software Foundation that's focused on using big data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity.

IBM promises a one-stop analytics shop with AI-powered big data platform

IBM promises a one-stop analytics shop with AI-powered big data platform

Big data is in many ways still a wild frontier, requiring wily smarts and road-tested persistence on the part of those hoping to find insight in all the petabytes. On Tuesday, IBM announced a new platform it hopes will make things...

Forget the robocalypse -- 'Homo connecticus' may be what's coming

Forget the robocalypse -- 'Homo connecticus' may be what's coming

Robots' potential to take over the world is a commonly expressed fear in the world of artificial intelligence, but at least one Turing Award winner doesn't see it happening that way.

5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried.

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