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Stepping down as a moderator

It's been only a few months since I was elected (by you) a moderator of Artificial Intelligence Stack Exchange, but the time has come to step down for several reasons I was suspended on Stats SE for ...
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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 ...
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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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Announcing the existence of three new chat rooms: AGI, RL and COLT

I am writing this post to announce the existence of three new chat rooms: AGI (exclusively dedicated to artificial general intelligence) RL (exclusively dedicated to reinforcement learning) COLT (...
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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 ...
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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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Are bots used for spam filtering in SE.AI currently?

In stack overflow there is a couple community bots that aims to help moderation by automatically flagging posts with the stack exchange API, like this. Is bots like this used in artificial ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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List of exemplary questions on AI theory

The purpose of this post is to compile lists of exemplary question that can be used to promote SE:AI to the wider AI research and engineering community on the internet. Stack provides a unique ...
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Guidelines for Answer Deletion

In addition to closing poor questions, the issue of deletion of extremely poor answers has been raised, so I'm posting to solicit a conversation on guidelines for deleting answers. 1. Off-topic ...
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Why should a question be closed?

Some discussions were started in the meta-section which questions are offtopic questions and should be closed next. I have to admit that I'm supporting such attempts because the SE.AI forum has in ...
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What should the on-topic page look like?

Similarly to What should the AI.SE Site Description be? and after the discussions On-topic and off-topic pages need to be clarified and Who decides and writes the on-topic and off-topic pages?, I ...
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Should hardware used in ML/AI on topic?

I think it would be useful to allow questions on hardware, since we're the general AI forum, and this is relevant. (In other words, it's better to have AI-specific hardware questions asked here, b/...
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Are hardware-related questions on topic?

The question What kind of hardware and software are required to build an AI system? asks for hardware recommendations. However, there exists already a site, namely https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange....
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Artificial Intelligence Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on February 17, 2020 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the ...
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Do we need the tag 'concepts'?

Similarly to the question Do we really need the tag ai-basics?, do we really need the tag concepts? The current description of the tag is Use for broad questions on the concepts used in AI and ...
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January 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

This community last had moderators appointed in 2017, so it's been a while... In addition to that, you may have noticed that one of the current mods — Ben N — is stepping down from their moderator ...
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Upcoming change in moderators

As some have noticed, recently I haven't been able to spend as much time on AI.SE as I did earlier in the site's life. A lot has changed since then; our site specifically has grown and improved a lot. ...
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What differentiates us from other similar websites?

The topics of our website highly overlap with the topics of CrossValidated and Data Science, but also with the topics of Computer Science SE, Stack Overflow and Philosophy SE (in fact, they even have ...
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How to stop downvoting me?

According to the latest statistics, I'm the most downvoted user in SE.AI. Many of my answers have received -2 up to -4 downvotes. Additional the amount of comments in which the group is explaining, ...
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Is career advice related to academics off-topic?

I'm aware that this topic has been discussed before, and didn't have much support, but I think it's worth at least a revisit, even only if to confirm the current status. Is career advice be off-topic ...
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The tags long-short-term-memory and lstm should be synonyms

There are the tags lstm and long-short-term-memory, but they are not marked as synonyms. Of course, the questions associated with one tag should be merged with the questions associated with the other ...
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We should rename the tag predicting-ai-milestones to simply ai-milestones

There's the tag predicting-ai-milestones, but I think it should simply be called ai-milestones because it is more general and also includes all questions that could be tagged with the first. For ...
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What are the rules for deleting a question?

Deleting existing content is a restricted resource in most issue-tracking systems. Not everybody is allowed in doing so and only under certain condition a single user can do so. In SE.AI i have ...
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What are the main problems of our Stack? What could we be doing better to grow?

Essentially, what are your thoughts on what we need to be doing, doing better, or not doing, to grow the Stack? (This topic may have been covered in the past, but I wanted to open a new thread to ...
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Are follow up tickets possible?

A recent question [1] was closed as offtopic and then migrated to the datascience.stackexchange.com website. One hour later, the migration request was rejected, that means the Datascience community ...
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Are too many unanswered questions in the system?

A short look into the overview statistics have shown, that SE.AI has a poor percentage of answered questions.[1] Only 71% of the questions were answered in the past. A detailed list, which kind of of ...
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Do we really need the tag ai-basics?

Do we really need the tag ai-basics? The description of the tag ai-basics says Use for basic, fundamental questions about AI theory or practice. (i.e. design, application, implementation, ...
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On reference and resource requests

There are at least two tags that are related to requests: reference-request and resource-request. The current description of the former is Use this tag when requesting examples of research or links ...
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Should we convert this NN cheat-sheet Q&A to a community Wiki?

Wanted to put it to the community before I took any action. John Doucette suggested it and I think it's a good idea! What are all the different kinds of Neural Networks used for? PS Here's the ...
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Is the service quality high enough?

Customer orientation means to provide the optimal service for the user. It is equal to provide answers to a given request. The answer quality can be measured indirectly by the amount of downvotes an ...
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Is there a correlation between the number of answers and upvotes?

A closer look into the documentation of the Stack Exchange website has shown, that there is a powerful tool available called data-explorer. It's an SQL interface for query the raw data of the Q&A ...
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Question from competition or challenge

Is it allowed to asking a question which is related to AI problem from a challenge or competition? In Puzzling.SE it's not allowed. I saw sometimes ago several questions that asked the same case, I ...
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How should we deal with questions that have a high probability of an unethical use case?

I am referring to this question. The author asks if there exists a possibility to create deepfake-videos on a low-end PC. On the one hand, I want to assume the best in people and therefore do not ...
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Why aren't implementation based questions welcome on this stack?

I've seen many times questions get asked to find another stack (usually Data-Science or Cross-Validated) because they're focused on either implementation or coding specific questions which are clearly ...
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Popular Questions

One of the persistent deficiencies of our Stack is low voting participation. This is the area we most need to improve. Our Q&A is an informal peer review, that ultimately looks to crowdsource ...
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Regarding downvoting answers

In this website as far as I know we are allowed to down vote any answer or question by losing 1 rep. The problem with this system is that people with bad ethics can answer a question and down vote the ...
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When will we exactly graduate?

I have read this blog post When Will My Site Graduate?. The author states At 90 days into beta, we're supposed to evaluate each Area 51 beta site and either “pass” or “fail” them as full Stack ...
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The current description of ai-design might be too restrictive

Currently, the description of the tag ai-design is For questions related to successful or novel designing standards and procedures of Artificially Intelligent agents. However, there are questions ...

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