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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 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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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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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What should we do about questions whose answers can get outdated quickly?

There are questions, like What are the latest 'hot' research topics for deep learning and AI?, whose answers can get outdated quite quickly, as opposed to other questions, whose answers almost ...
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On the management of tags on this website

In this long post, I will describe a few issues associated with tags that I believe should be solved. Feel free to add your opinions regarding the issues or specific tags (or feel free to edit this ...
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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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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 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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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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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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2018: 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, in ...
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Biological aspect of Artificial Intelligence

This might seem a bit opinionated, but since I joined AI.SE I have seen a lack of biological questions on this site. Neurobiology was one of the main influence of AI, but I don't see questions on the ...
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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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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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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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Icon isn't working for entering sourcecode into a posting

I have programmed a chatbot which can enter sourcecode on AI.stackexchange. The problem is that the button for insert a codesnippet doesn't work, because the chatbot isn't able to find the correct ...
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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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Natural language processing tags

Which of the following tags you can suggest to merge or remove? nlp computational-linguistics natural-language (deleted) lexical-recognition language-processing (deleted) grammar-induction pattern-...
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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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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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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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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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What is in scope under the “implementation of machine learning” exclusion?

Some implementation questions like this one and this one are not about Machine Learning. They are getting closed anyway, as the actual topic would rather be on another SE site. I wonder if the "...
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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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Why aren't too broad questions closed?

The following post https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/7079/2444 asks more than $6$ questions, which are quite unrelated to each other. Shouldn't this type of posts be closed as too broad? According to One ...
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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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What should we do regarding extremely similar questions or duplicates?

The following questions are extremely similar https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/8641/2444 Closed as a duplicate of What kind of education is required for researchers in AI? and then deleted, as the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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