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How this site is different from Cross Validated?

We've this old thread at Area 51 (related to older site proposal which failed): How is this proposal different from Cross Validated? In general accepted post says: First of all, artificial ...
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Do we need the [brain] tag?

This tag doesn't really seem to be much use. brain would seem a more appropriate tag for a site like biology.SE.
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How to deal with missing critical sources?

I have provided an answer where I fail to find a critical source. After looking for it again today, I still cannot find it. Worse still, I have read new articles, reviewed some at the time, and cannot ...
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Have we brought something new to the network?

At the beginning we were worried that this site won't provide anything useful. Is that still the case? As @Ben mentioned: Right now, the default state is fail unless we can show SE that we bring ...
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Why asking about advantages of 'early stopping' has been closed?

This question: What is early stopping? has been closed as off-topic. I don't see the reason why it should. The 'early stopping', in machine learning (branch of AI) is used to avoid overfitting ...
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Is asking about AI algorithms or frameworks recommendation on-topic?

Few examples: https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/209/8 What genetic algorithm designs are there that includes models of epigenetics? https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/181/8 What are good APIs out there for (...
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If this site closes, what should we do to help migratory AI questioners?

After 10 days, the metrics on Area 51 seem to indicate that the site is doing well, except for the lack of users ("experts") and visits. 16.2 questions per day (10 questions per day is healthy, 5 ...
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What logo would you like for the site?

Ok, it's a new site and it's beta and everything... But it's fun to think about these things too, isn't it? Do you have proposal on an image for a site's logo? (A little explanation would be nice ...
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Why question about AI of Google's car has been closed?

On what basis the: How does Google's self-driving car identify pedestrians? question has been closed? The reason of closure was that it's off-topic and 'does not appear to be about artificial ...
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Are for-fun questions on topic?

I have learned a lot reading xkcd and talking about Hal9000 and Solaris over a beer. Granted: that does not make me any expert in AI, by far. But I see some value to it: I get to know concepts that I ...
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How to address the lack of objectivity in questions?

AI is a bloated term---we are facing this since day 1 of the definition stage. There are already quite a few questions going beyond the original (blurry) boundary of the proposal, notably on ...
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How can we highlight good questions?

In these early days, how can we attract attention to the best questions? The current front page does not accurately reflect this. Keeping in mind that our goal is to invite experts, I think it would ...
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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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Which tag should be used for gaming?

Currently we've the following tags related to gaming: ai-games, gaming, go-game, game-theory, game-play, games. Can we decide on one or two to stick with related to gaming? Which one would be the ...
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Where to ask about Bayes classifiers for spamming detection? How to draw a line between CS and AI?

I wanted to ask which method for spamming detection would be more suitable for certain scenario, Naïve Bayes or Artificial Neural Networks, but then I've found 4 sites where Bayes classifiers can be ...
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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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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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Can I steal a question from a closed site?

Can I ask questions that were asked on the closed site as my own? What if I give attribution?
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Are all questions asked on stats and data science SE also on topic here?

Are all questions asked on stats and data science SE also on topic here? Or is there some rule such as (on-topic in stats or data science SE implies off-topic here)? Data science and the stats SE ...
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definitions vs terminology

Are these tags (definitions vs terminology) should be the same, or one should be synonym over another? Or they have different purpose?
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Adding stats as a migration target

It would be nice to add https://stats.stackexchange.com/ as a migration target:
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Should we discourage copy-paste answers?

How should we as a site treat answers which are simply copy-pasted from another source, (whether with or without attribution)? Particularly those which show little understanding of the topic on the ...
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What should we do with answers copied from other SE sites?

Recently I asked a question and one of the most voted answer is totally plagiarized from an answer to a similar question in Robotics StackExchange I think it is against the site policy as the answer ...
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Do we really have a scope or not?

So, can someone help me understand what the scope of the site is? I ask a question about Monte Carlo search, which is one of the core algorithms behind the Go playing AI bot, AlphaGo, and it is ...
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What kind of implementation questions should be off-topic?

It was suggested that: "implementation problems" be explicitly listed as outside the scope of this site Can we clarify what this could mean? Some example would be useful. @InquisitiveLurker ...
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Would my question about the "gradient descent" algorithm be considered off-topic?

This is my question about a very common problem faced while training several data science and AI algorithms, and most importantly while backpropogating errors in neural networks, which is getting ...
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What should we name our chatroom?

We have a chatroom. At the moment it doesn't really have a name. Other sites' chatroom names include: Super User's "Root Access" PPCG's "The Nineteenth Byte" Blender's "The Renderfarm" Pets' "The ...
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Writing tag wikis for broad/general tags?

How should we write tag wikis for broad or general tags? Such as algorithm, or history?
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What about a question that can be a reference for beginners?

Mathematica has a question that is very useful for beginners: What are the most common pitfalls awaiting new users? For me as a beginner who wants to use artificial intelligence applications in ...
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Are questions about specific tasks and areas of research which use AI techniques on topic?

From what I've seen so far, most of the questions on the site currently seem to be either about AI in general or about common techniques and algorithms. What about more specialized topics? Can ...
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Can we send messages to young researchers who have recently published papers in artificial intelligence related journals during the private beta?

During the private beta we have the opportunity to send Emails via stack exchange: And because stackexchange is already well-known on the net, it is more probable that our invitation will be read and ...
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What kind of experts are we trying to attract?

A core goal of the private beta is to generate high-quality content that will attract experts. We are also given the opportunity to invite experts by email to the private beta. My question is simple: ...
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How do we manage off-topic flags?

Apparently, we cannot flag a question as belonging to other network during beta: What is the recommended way to go in these situations?
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Should the [deep-network] tag be replaced by [deep-learning]?

The latter is the canonical way to refer to the field, and its unclear when, if ever, [deep-network] would be preferable. Its a small change, but it'd help avoid very odd sounding questions like "What ...
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What's the best use of the [agi] tag?

I asked a question that was meant to discuss artificial intelligence in general. I tagged it artificial-intelligence, and someone fairly pointed out that that's redundant. I changed it to agi, because ...
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Is it quantum-computing or quantum-computers?

There are two tags: quantum-computers and quantum-computing. Some question were moved from computing to computers. Which tag should be the main one? I think 'quantum computers' sounds more like ...
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Should We Start Writing Tag Usage Guidances and Descriptions?

The title, all in all. Do we need to start writing usage guidance and descriptions for the tags yet? This is needed in the future, but in the beta I'm not sure of. Ideas?
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Vote Early, Vote Often!

Note: This post is (nearly) identical to this one on Language Learning.SE. I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Meta.Tex.SE: I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "...
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How "Artificial Intelligence" abbreviation should be written?

Is it AI or A.I., or both abbreviations are fine? Basically, with the dots or without?
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Are you going to migrate some questions from stackoverflow or other sites to here because they better fit this site?

Today, I was looking at the oldest questions asked in other sites. Take Geographic Information Systems as an example: The site's age is 6y1m and and as it is seen in the area51 page of the site: ...
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Should we discourage answers that say AI can't be smarter than its creator? [closed]

I'm seeing a lot of answers from people along the lines of "AI is just bits and bytes and ultimately cannot be smarter than its creator because its creator would have to use their brain to make ...
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Should we be *extremely* slow to CLOSE questions?

I think the answer is "yes". To the user asking a question, closing it feels like a very hostile action and makes the site seem unfriendly and not welcoming. My feeling is that marginal questions ...
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Do we want easy technical questions?

I was clicking around and wanted to post a question. Started doing research to be able to ask an interesting one that I have in mind, and, well: Avoid “easy” questions It’s tempting to start with ...
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How broadly should we define "on topic"? [closed]

I think this will be a crucial thing to figure out. On the one hand, I think it's important to be as inclusive as possible, and avoid being overly pedantic and stay away from the extreme degree of ...

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