Should such questions remain open?
Yes. The CR argument is probably the most famous argument in the philosophy of artificial intelligence. It's about the meaning of intelligence, imitation and understanding. The typical bad answer to this question is one where someone just says "yes" or "no" without providing a rational explanation or considering previous debates, discussions, and philosophical positions on the topic.
In general, philosophical questions related to AI are on-topic on our site, as our on-topic page explicitly says.
Questions that are considered opinion-based are e.g.
- Which book do you think is the best (for task X)?
- Do you think that AI will take over the world?
All questions that ask explicitly for opinions (e.g. that start like "What do you think..."?), rather than for an objective answer, are opinion-based, and you should flag them to be closed as such.
Sometimes, certain opinion-based questions can be rephrased. For example, the question "What is the best tool to solve task X given constraints Y?" could be rephrased as "What are some available tools to solve...?", which would be more acceptable.
The question above "Do you think that AI will take over the world?" could also be "saved", if rephrased differently. For example, we could ask instead
What are the existing arguments of real philosophers about the topic 'AI takeover'? Why do they think it will happen or not?
These questions can lead to more useful answers, where users will need to refer to existing philosophical work rather than providing their own opinion based on their possibly wrong intuition. (Btw, I don't think this question has already been asked, so feel free to ask it!)
As a rule of thumb, avoid term/expressions such as
- Do you think...?
- What is the best...?
- Do you like...?