Month: November 2019

Can AI Predict the Stock Market? No, But the Attempt Was Interesting

“We all want to be rich by having a computer just generate piles of money for us,” writes long-time Slashdot reader TekBoy. “Here’s one man’s attempt at using AI to predict the market. From the article (by tinkerer/writer/network guy Jason Bowling): Models that did great during their initial training and validation runs might do ok…

Facebook flags user post in Singapore, under new ‘fake news’ law there – CNET

“The Singapore government says this post has false information,” the notice reportedly says. …read more Source:: CNet

Black Friday 2019 Kohl’s deals: Saturday savings on Fitbit Versa, LG and more (updated) – CNET

Kohl’s is throwing handfuls of Kohl’s Cash at buyers to sweeten its Black Friday deals, giving Target and Walmart a run for their money. …read more Source:: CNet

Best Black Friday camera deals: Up to $500 off Sony, Canon, Nikon, GoPro and more – CNET

Wish you had a better camera to take the family photo at Thanksgiving? Time to change that, thanks to these massive savings on cameras for Black Friday 2019. …read more Source:: CNet

Let A CPR Robot Save The Day

Four highschool students in Lyon France are building a CPR robot, with the aim of removing the endurance problem faced by those delivering this form of essential first aid. By every after action report, CPR is an emotionally and physically exhausting way to save a life. When someone’s heart stops beating their breathing stops too….

FedEx Warned Not To ‘Invade’ New York City With Sidewalk Robots

“FedEx delivery robots invade New York City streets,” read one newspaper’s headline, describing the six-wheeled “SameDay” bots that the company is testing in four cities. But this week New York City told them they’re not welcome, CNN reports: The delivery robot, called Roxo, is not actually being tested in New York, but was visiting the…

Cyber Monday 2019 Nintendo Switch deals available now: $25 off Switch Lite at Amazon, Mario Kart bundle and more – CNET

You can still get the Mario Kart bundle for $300 or a Switch Lite for $25 off. Plus: $20 off Joy-Cons! …read more Source:: CNet

Black Friday phone savings still available: $500 off an iPhone 11, 11 Pro or Pro Max (just updated) – CNET

Black Friday is over, but there are still great offers on the Pixel 4, Galaxy S10 and iPhone, along with hundreds of dollars’ worth of free gift cards from Walmart, Best Buy and Target. …read more Source:: CNet

Black Friday 2019 Costco deals on Saturday include Dell, Fitbit, Sonos discounts and more (updated) – CNET

Black Friday deals are still going strong at Costco, with massive savings and electronics. We’ve gathered some of the best deals for your holiday shopping pleasure. …read more Source:: CNet

‘Pre-Crime’ AI Is Driving ‘Industrial-Scale Human Rights Abuses’ In China’s Xinjiang Province

Long-time Slashdot reader clawsoon writes: Among Sunday’s releases from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on leaked Chinese documents about the detention of Xinjiang Uighurs — which they are calling the largest mass internment of an ethnic-religious minority since World War II — is a section on detention by algorithm which “is more than a…