Researchers in Australia have shown that human nerve cells in a dish can form a "brain" that can learn to play a simple video game. The research could help scientists understand the brain better. It could also lead to new kinds of computers.
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Recently, there have been huge advances in Artificial Intelligence programs that create art. The programs, which create artworks based on short descriptions, have amazed many people. They have also raised difficult questions.
A company called OpenAI has recently announced a new version of its AI artist, DALL-E 2. Given just a short sentence describing a picture, the tool can create complicated images in many different styles.
As the world depends more and more on computers and smart phones, many countries are thinking about making a digital version of their currency. These "digital currencies" could offer many advantages, but they also have a number of downsides.
To recap 2021, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at some stories that show how technology is changing our world.
On October 23, race cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway zipped around the track at high speeds - with no one driving them. The race was an international contest for the fastest self-driving car, with a $1 million prize.
In today's news roundup, Barbados elects its first president ever, a computer attack hits gas stations across Iran, and Japan's Princess Mako gives up being a princess to marry her college sweetheart.
In an earlier article, NFK looked at a kind of digital money called a cryptocurrency. The article explored the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and how it works. Today, NFK looks at some of the serious problems related to Bitcoin.
Beethoven, one of the world's most-loved composers, is famous for his nine symphonies. Before he died, he began a new symphony, but never finished it. Computer scientists and musicians have now used artificial intelligence to finish his 10th symphony.
In 1991, a young computer science student named Linus Torvalds announced that he was working on a computer operating system as "a hobby". Thirty years later, the Linux operating system is used worldwide and affects the daily lives of nearly everyone.
China's government has made new rules limiting online gaming for children to three hours a week. The government says the move is meant to protect the health of children. It's just one of many recent steps China has taken to limit the effects of the internet.