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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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Welcome to public beta!

As you may have noticed from the Beta badge being awarded, privilege thresholds being adjusted, and the Area 51 proposal status being updated, we are now in public beta! This is a really special ...
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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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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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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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Please welcome another pro tem mod!

I'm Pops, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. Though it once again saddens me to say it, one of your moderators has decided it's time to step down. Another of your fellow community members here on ...
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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 "not ...
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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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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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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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Where can we find the science part of Artificial Intelligence?

A lot of questions are still focused on the technology part of Artificial Intelligence. However, a lot of those questions might fit better on stats.SE, or Data Science.SE. So what is left for this ...
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Why aren't too broad questions closed?

The following post What topologies are largely unexplored in machine learning? asks more than $6$ questions, which are quite unrelated to each other. Shouldn't this type of posts be closed as too ...
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We should hold new moderator elections

I've been intensively visiting and contributing to this community in the last days/weeks. However, there are periods where I'm not able to visit this community as often as I've been recently, but, in ...
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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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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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Taking revenge on me because I publicly downvoted and commented

In the last days, I have been quite active on this website. I tried to do my best to improve the quality of the content of this website. This includes downvoting clearly bad answers (which, IMHO, also ...
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Do we need to disambiguate the “gaming” tag?

Gaming in the computational sense really refers to video games which are distinct from combinatorial games (board games, card games, etc.) My feeling is that the approach to these general ...
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AI Milestones: Do we have Bots asking questions and semi-getting away with it?

This topic has an entirely different dimension than on any other online forum I can think of, and so should be regarded not as a purely negative prospect (informal Turing testing and so forth.) I'm ...
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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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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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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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Flagging a question to be closed as off-topic should offer more options

Currently, when you flag a question as off-topic, you cannot specify which other SE website it should belong to. I think we should at least have the option to specify that it can belong to Data ...
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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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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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What description do we want for the “ai-community” tag?

This has been proposed: For questions about current affairs about various types of contributions/theories proposed by different groups/communities identifying themselves as AI researchers/...
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Was this answer about dissolving in an AI acceptable in its original state?

This answer looked like this when it was first posted: Did you mean, technological singularity? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity This looks suspiciously like a link-only ...
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Should questions about Q-learning solving in reinforcement learning be on-topic?

The following question: How q-learning solves the issue with value iteration in model-free settings sounds like a modelling question. Should it be on-topic?
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Does decision-theory tag also includes simple AI decisions?

Is decision-theory tag basically the same as decision-making? For example, can this question: Would Google's self-driving-car stop when it sees somebody with a T-shirt with a stop sign printed ...
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training vs pre-training tag

Is there any significant difference between training and pre-training, or we an have one tag for it?
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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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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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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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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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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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Adapting TQM to SE.AI?

In some papers, it is discussed how to use Total quality management in higher education. I want to summarize the current research and give some advice how to adapt this technique into the management ...
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Peer-review process before posting

I have noticed that this website is full of spam. Wouldn't it be beneficial, in order to improve the quality of the contents of this website, to peer-review questions and answers before posting them? ...