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Is it okay to ask questions that validate my understanding on a concept in artificial intelligence?

I may get many questions to check whether my understanding of a particular concept in artificial intelligence is correct or not. For example, you can check the question here. Like this, I may get many ...
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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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What are the issues with quote only answer?

Suppose I found a question that I can answer. Since I am not good in phrasing statements in English, I can answer it using only the quote from a credible source. Why such answers are discouraged? If ...
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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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Can our main site deal 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 their ...
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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 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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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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Can we arrange a call to past active users?

Since there are at-least few users on this site who are active in past and are absolutely silent now. Can we ping them in chats or in comments or some way to let them know that we need their ...
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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 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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Is removing my upvotes and acceptance to an answer okay incase of confusion?

If I post a question and receives and answer. Then, in general, I use to upvote if it make sense to me and accepts the answer if it is apt to the context of the question. But I cannot say whether the ...
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What is the maximum limit for number of moderators to our main site?

Is there any limit on the maximum number of moderators for our main site?
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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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Some of my questions haven't been answered. Is there something I can do?

The title says it all. @nbro has helped in increasing clarity in my questions. Is there anything else I can do?
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Can I use any image in our sites?

I asked a question recently and used an image in the question. The image is from a random website. I did not explicitly give credits or references to the picture. I am not sure whether I can upload ...
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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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Is it not recommended to ask the intent of other members in the community in which our site policies are involved?

Recently I requested an user as follows If you want to post it on meta, please tell me. Else I will do it. The post, I am asking about, is related to the scope of the site. Since I am involved in ...
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Conflict of interest in declined flags

I flagged as unfriendly/unkind the following comment in this thread: @desertnaut I don't have the time nor will to continue this useless discussion here. Moreover, I flagged the following comment in ...
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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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What are the practices of serious stack contributors?

Stack network is laid on foundation of contribution and helping others in finding their questions solved. This question is only for the members who are dedicated to the stack community. You can see ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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