The river's speed surges here because the massive amount of water it's carrying — nearly three times more than the Mississippi River carries — is jetting out of a narrow gorge that's less than 820 feet (250 m) across in some spots. The Congo River carries about 1.25 million cubic feet (35,000 cubic meters) of water into the Atlantic Ocean every second. (The Mississippi River, for comparison, discharges about 590,000 cubic feet (17,000 cubic meters) of water per second on average into the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Parks Service.) … [Read more...] about The Congo River Basin: Home of the deepest river in the world
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Because AI is still evolving from its nascency, different end users may have wildly different understandings about its current abilities, best uses and even how it works. This contributes to a blackbox around AI decision-making. To gain transparency into how an AI model reaches end results, it is necessary to build measures that document the AI's decision-making process. In AI's early stage, transparency is crucial to establishing trust and adoption. … [Read more...] about AI bias detection (aka: the fate of our data-driven world)
Microsoft has six weeks to close one of the strangest deals in tech industry history. On Sunday, the company publicly announced it was in talks with President Trump to buy portions of TikTok from its Chinese parent company ByteDance. For months, Trump has been raising national security concerns about TikTok, even threatening to ban the app, and now he’s presenting a sale to Microsoft as a last chance effort to save it. If the deal goes through, it would give Microsoft a new vantage on social networks and solve a variety of US national security concerns around TikTok’s newfound popularity. … [Read more...] about The biggest problem with Microsoft’s fractured TikTok deal
Unlike previous set-top configurations, this version of the NVIDIA Shield TV 4K doesn't have to be displayed front and center alongside your TV. Its tubular shape can be set in a cabinet or even along the floor, tucked out of the way. One of the things we love most about this version is that it retains all of the ports you want without the need for additional dongles or extensions like with the Fire TV Cube. Here you get a built-in HDMI port, a built-in microSD port (capable of holding at least 512GB), and a built-in Ethernet port. … [Read more...] about NVIDIA Shield TV 4K vs. Amazon Fire TV Cube: Which should you buy?
Video-sharing app TikTok has updated its content policies to curb misinformation on its platform ahead of the presidential election in the United States, the company said on Wednesday. The app, which has come under fire by U.S. lawmakers and the Trump administration over national security concerns due to its Chinese ownership, said it was working with experts from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to "protect against foreign influence". (https://bit.ly/2PoG8qj) TikTok said it would expand partnerships with PolitiFact and Lead Stories to fact-check potential misinformation about the election. It will also allow users to report vote-related misinformation on the app, the company said in a blog post. The company, which does not allow political advertising and said in the blog post it was not the "go-to app to follow news or politics," has increasingly emerged as a platform for political discourse and activism. Users recently said they helped inflate attendance expectations at … [Read more...] about TikTok takes steps to curb misinformation ahead of US election