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Is it Okay to remove thanking phrases in questions?

Some of the new users write phrases like thank u, thanks in advance etc., Although these phrases show respect or gratitude towards the voluntary contribution by other users, they are not productive ...
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What is stopping us from expanding our scope strategically?

In current AI, most of the research work is happening in machine learning. Lot of buzzwords are popping up in this domain. And most of the experts are into the implementation of new models, algorithms ...
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Is it okay to ask questions on architectures that lead to simple and manageably large list type answers?

Consider the questions like What are the widely used CNN architectures and the tasks they are used for? What are the widely used CNN architectures and the tasks they are used for? allows to answer ...
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Is it okay to introduce 'example' tag?

Lot of terms are already present present and lot of terms are newly originating in artificial intelligence. It may be difficult for beginners to understand new terms from definition. It may require ...
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What should we do about questions whose answers can get outdated quickly?

There are questions, like What are the latest 'hot' research topics for deep learning and AI?, whose answers can get outdated quite quickly, as opposed to other questions, whose answers almost ...
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In which StackExchange site to ask questions about preprint that has developed DNN theory in the language of topos and stacks?

Revolutionary preprint (part of ongoing Huawei Research work) has been published in ArXiv https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.14587v1 . It involves category theory, homologies, topoi, stacks, sheaves. ...
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Can our main site deals with etymological aspects of artificial intelligence?

In any domain of knowledge, we use many words and terms to describe the concepts, techniques etc., related to that field. Afaik, terminology deals with words to be used in a context and its ...
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Are survey type questions related to implementation allowed?

I am aware that our main site is a science site. So, in strict sense, the type of questions I want to ask for may be off-topic. Our main site has several tags such as ...
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Is it possible to request our news feed on interest intersecting sites till attaining critical mass of experts?

The following are the interest intersecting sites,a according to me, based on the magnitude of intersection Cross Validation Data Science Computer Science Theoretical Computer Science The list ...
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What can I do to attract expert users?

Artificial intelligence is developing at rapid level and there are several experts around the world. Coming to academics, there are large number of professors available compared to last decade. ...
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Should I put a disclaimer while answering with low confidence?

I got a doubt while reading a textbook yesterday and I asked a question on the same day. Today I got some insights regarding it after reading whole unit. But, I am not fully confident whether I am ...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

UPDATE: While the testing period has ended, this change has been well-received by the community so we have opted to not reset the votes needed to close/reopen to 5 while we look at data. Please let me ...
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Why domain experts of our main site are mostly calm?

One can see that there are two closed proposals of AI on area 51: 10 years ago, 7 years. I Joined in our main site an year back. I asked only 25 questions and answered no questions. Because, the ...
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Is Searching for finding some information ( Papers or Posts) about the AI simulation with Time traveling capability off topic

I have a question about my Artificial Intelligence Stack Exchange post: About AI time traveling capability I guess, I specially have said there, that i am trying to find some information ( Papers or ...
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What textbooks have you read?

I am asking this question to get a list of standard textbooks read by top users or any user of our main site. There are many domains in and around artificial intelligence such as machine learning, ...
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Should I delete the question if I get a reference to answer in comments

I asked a question in our main site and got a reference to the answer. In such cases, it may be okay for me to delete the question and read it from the textbook itself. But, is it an encourage-able ...
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Is it okay treat the number of upvotes as correctness?

I am dividing the answers for the questions asked by me into two types. One type is the answers that can be validated by me easily. It can be either due to my knowledge or exposure or the authentic ...
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Are questions related to funding of open source AI research and development relevant here?

Are questions related to funding of open-source AI research and development relevant here? (I am working as a research engineer at CEA LIST in France, and developing at home, with others, the ...
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Should questions related to Statistical Learning Theory/Multi-armed Bandits be placed here?

Background There has been a lot talk (both here and CV.SE) regarding if RL questions should be encouraged to be posted here instead of CV.SE or DS.SE. The mods do not seem to agree on which path ...
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Announcement of two new specific close reasons

I'm glad to announce that we finally have 2 new specific close reasons that you can choose from the list of "community-specific close reasons". Here's a screenshot. These two close reasons ...
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'Bioinformatics' tag

I was just reading this question regarding the use of deep neural networks for RNA data. I noticed that the user had used the 'biology' tag instead of a 'bioinformatics' tag, so I went to edit their ...
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Should we allow users to ask for implementations of algorithms/models, which are not full software libraries/APIs, but for research purposes?

Currently, asking for software libraries, frameworks, APIs, datasets and pre-trained models is off-topic here. However, sometimes people are just looking for an implementation of a certain model or ...
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Should game theory be explicitly mentioned as a topic in our on-topic page?

Game Theory is a sub-branch of economics. In fact, Economics Stack Exchange has many questions tagged with game-theory. We also have some questions tagged with this tag. However, to me, given that I'm ...
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Should “evaluation” be a synonym for “testing”?

We currently have a tag testing with the description (written by myself) For questions related to the concept of testing or evaluating machine learning models and algorithms. In supervised learning, ...
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Stack Overflow is planning to give their theoretical AI/ML questions wholesale to Cross Validated

Just a note that Stack Overflow is looking to give away their closed questions on theoretical aspects of AI/ML to Cross Validated: Let's gift wrap our (good) Machine Learning theory questions for ...
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Should “strong-ai” and “agi” be synonymous?

Some people say that strong AI would be an AGI with consciousness/self-awareness (see e.g. the Chinese Room argument), but that, in general, an AGI may not be conscious (whatever the definition of ...
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Should we have the tags “algorithm-request” and “model-request”?

There are many questions on our site that of the form (for example, this one) Which algorithm/model can potentially solve this task X successfully? This question is a bit problematic, because, ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Which research-related questions are on-topic here?

We have already had questions about how researchers do certain things. For instance, this one How do AI researchers imagine higher dimensions?. However, on our on-topic page, we haven't yet clarified ...
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Is it okay to ask questions related to the practices of researchers in the field?

Can I ask the questions related to the practices of researches in the field of artificial intelligence? For example, I am facing an issue in understanding the existing codes in GitHub related to my ...
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Is survey type questions allowed in the main site?

Is it allowed to ask a question in our main site regarding all the (best) techniques available currently? Suppose there is a text which has to be converted in to a sequence of numbers, then can I ask ...
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Should the tags resource-request and reference-request be merged?

It's been a while since asking for specific datasets, libraries/APIs and pre-trained models is off-topic here, as it is explicitly stated in our on-topic page. However, we still have tag resource-...
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Should all “how to do (generic target)” questions be closed?

There are lots of questions of persons describing a target and asking how to do it, without any other information. The target is something very generic as "maximize the sales" or "...
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How can you help our site and community?

There are different ways to help the community and the site, apart from asking interesting questions that nobody has yet asked (have a look at this post, which gives you some information about what a ...
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Can we ask questions related to Programming?

Can we ask questions about programming questions on Pytorch, TensorFlow, or any deep learning frameworks??
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Writing algorithm formulas using MathJax

From Sutton and Barto's book Reinforcement Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series), the following definition is given for Q-Learning : I', planning to ask a question in combining ...
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Can we ask for an intuitive explanation of models, algorithms and topics?

Can we ask for an intuitive explanation of models, algorithms, and topics related to Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning?
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Can we ask questions related to model recommendations?

Can we ask questions about deep learning model recommendations/suggestions like which model to choose or for any reference links??
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Opinionated answers on good questions

I came across this question about Chinese Room argument. I was reading a book where the author tries a different way to disprove CR argument. My point is the question: Does the Chinese room ...
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Updates to the on-topic page (4/23/2020)

We've had a recent spam attack that resulted in an overwhelming number of links to medium articles, blogs, and other unreliable information sources. (We're asking users to be extra vigilant until we ...
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Are we still sponsored by AWS?

After Empty 'SPONSORED BY' label under top bar - AWS logo not shown, the "sponsored by" has completely disappeared from the site. Are we still sponsored by AWS or anyone?
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On the importance of regularly voting

Similarly to On the importance of descriptive and informative titles for posts, in this post, I will motivate the importance of regularly voting (both upvoting and downvoting). Since I've been elected ...
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Which questions related to cognitive science are on-topic?

Artificial intelligence is very related to cognitive science, but which questions related to cognitive science should be on- or off-topic here? Which questions are more appropriate for our site and ...
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On the importance of descriptive and informative titles for posts

I have been editing many posts in order to correct language mistakes, clarify the post and question, and to make the titles as much descriptive of the actual problem or question as possible. In this ...
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What should the new description of the site be?

More than one year ago, a question was asked here in order to define the new description for our site What should the AI.SE Site Description be?. I think it's time to possibly revise the description ...
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Data mining or machine learning

As part of comment In one of my posts or flaggings, I mentioned machine learning instead of data mining. There is no excuse for my wrong posting or flagging. Is this the reason that my posts are no ...
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Computer Vision as an Independent site on Stack Exchange

Having a look at different sites of Stack Exchage, it feels like Computer Vision page is really missing! There obviously exists almost relevant pages, such as AI, Robotics, Signal Processing, ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Artificial Intelligence's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Is code on or off topic?

There seems to be a disconnect on the 'Tour' page about what is and isn't on topic here. Quoting directly from the about text (emphasis mine): Artificial Intelligence Stack Exchange is a question ...

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