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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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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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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 them for ...
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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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Can we ask questions related to Programming?

Can we ask questions about programming questions on Pytorch, TensorFlow, or any deep learning frameworks??
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reputation should also be used to downvote

Recently, there have been several low quality questions, with respect to the topics of this website. For example https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/11951/2444 (deleted) https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/...
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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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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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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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Religion based answers in AI

To give some background, recently I came across an answer which used some religious stories to explain a question. I reported it as spam as it contained link to a personal blog (it got consequently ...
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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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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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On-topic and off-topic pages need to be clarified

I think this website is good for: Clarifying/explaining/discussing theoretical AI concepts (including concepts described in AI research papers, books, etc.), notation and terminology Discussing ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Should [deep-network] and [deep-learning] be made synonymous?

In this question: Should the [deep-network] tag be replaced by [deep-learning]?, it seems that it was agreed upon that the deep-network should be replaced by deep-learning. However, currently, both ...
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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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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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Which tag should be used for questions that will lead to speculative answers?

I have noticed that there are a lot of questions on this website that will lead to primarily opinion-based or speculative answers. However, on this website, we also allow philosophical questions. ...