I came to ask a basic fundamental question about AI: In a neural network when inputting nerve input to sense a 2D environment, how do you differentiate two types of objects so the neural network can treat them differently?
That's a solid, fundamental, extremely important AI question. It isnt based on writing code, it's about fundamental neural network structure. I was down-voted and told that's off topic. So I look at the on topic scope here:
- social issues in a world where artificial intelligence is common,
- conceptual aspects of AI, or
- human factors in AI development
Let's address these one by one
social issues in a world where artificial intelligence is common
That's already covered 100% by Worldbuilding Stack Exchange, people have no need to come here for those questions when they could get a response way faster and from a larger and more active community than here.
human factors in AI development
What does that even mean? Seriously, that line means nothing to anyone and should be revised / clarified.
conceptual aspects of AI
This makes sense, but it certainly shouldn't exclude fundamental aspects of AI. In its current state, this site's defined scope makes it useless for anyone who's an expert on AI: all of whom will be interested in creating AI, and will therefore be interested in asking and answering fundamental questions about topics such as structuring and designing AI, which can be asked and answered without involving any code.
To reiterate, no AI experts are going to be drawn to this current scope, it's essentially only useful for the world building audience, which already has a popular SE site. If this is going to be called AI SE, it needs to be a place attractive to actual AI experts in the field, not just science fiction enthusiasts speculating about challenges of a world with AI. Questions about fundamental AI design needs to be on-topic. Not programming questions. Just structural, fundamental design questions.