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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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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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Intel will soon be sponsoring AI

We're excited to announce that Intel will be sponsoring AI beginning November 11th through February 7, 2022. We wanted to give you a heads up and walk you through what it will look like. How and where ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which math questions should be on-topic?

Math is used everywhere in science and tech, including in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Math questions Sometimes, we get questions of the form "What is a tensor?" or "...
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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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Should AI intellectual property Law be on topic?

I've been a mod here for a long-*ss time, and this question has come up a lot. Is it okay to use publicly available Instagram videos to train an AI? I consult with attorneys on such subjects, work in ...
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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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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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What percentage of questions posted here are also on-topic on Cross Validated and Data Science?

Has anyone tried to approximate the percentage of questions posted here that are also on-topic on Cross Validated and Data Science?
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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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2022 Potential Moderator Election: Community Interest Check

Since one of our previous (and most active) moderators is no longer moderating for our site, we currently have a lack of active moderators and are considering to hold a new election relatively soon. ...
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Why was this question marked as off-topic?

A few days ago, I posted this question that was later closed for being off-topic. I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but I genuinely don't think the question broke any rules. The question I asked was: ...
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Are you interested in moderating Artificial Intelligence Stack exchange?

Our main site has four moderators. Some (nbro♦) are/is active and some are rarely active due to various reasons. If there is a possibility in increasing the number of moderators, are you interested in ...
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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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Please, do NOT upvote unclear, opinion-based and too broad questions

I've noticed that the community keeps upvoting questions that are either not fully clear to be properly answered opinion-based too broad Please, don't upvote this type of question/post, even if you ...
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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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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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Do we need a special note on linking to research?

Came across a messy link-only answer today, and had to edit to include the titles for the papers with embedded links. Web addresses reduce readability, and links can expire, limiting future utility. ...
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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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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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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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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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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 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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List of problematic tags that can lead to off-topic questions

This meta-post is meant to list tags that can lead to off-topic and opinion-based questions, in particular, programming questions, hardware-related questions, datasets and pre-trained models, and ...
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About the consensus regarding the `input` tag

There are several questions on our main site regarding the format of input needed for neural networks or other models. When I search for tags, only the input-layer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should we merge the tags object-recognition and image-classification?

From my experience, the terms/expressions "object recognition" or "object classification" are synonyms for "image classification" (also known as "image recognition&...
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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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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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What is the best place to ask questions about deep learning, reinforcement learning, neural networks?

I started with AI at SO, and too with Quora, but both places seem to not really be used by people working in these areas. I am judging by traffic. Are there other places where people meet and discuss ...
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