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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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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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Questions on Prejudice of AI

Recently a question was asked in this stack. In brief the question was about wrong generalisation by Google search engine. As @Neil has put it, it is probably due to: There is obviously a deep set ...
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Is FB.com's "Safety Check/"Crisis Response" for AI.stack or WebApp.stack if @zuck called it Artificial Intelligence?

I asked ai.stackexchange.com/questions/10539/should-facebook-safety-check-work-if-an-account-is-stuck-at-a-name-change-checkp after webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/103217/will-facebook-safety-...
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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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Dealing with Over-hyped AI questions

I came across this question. Clearly the question is badly formatted, but besides that its speculative and based on overhyped information about AI. Are my conclusions on this question wrong? If not ...
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How can we adopt a more long range, quality first vision?

The current culture is that post details have priority over the long range objective regarding site content quality. This is perhaps not an optimal approach, and it deserves some discussion. 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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At which point do implementation questions become off-topic?

I haven't ever posted here, but I've been intermittently lurking for some time, in order to understand which kind of questions get asked here. In particular, I see that implementation questions are ...
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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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Doubt regarding 'edits'

So I have privileges to approve and reject edits. I have seen new users tend to provide some background about either their knowledge/previous work (in a very layman way). For example : " So I am a ...
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Add "no sources in algorithmic questions" as a close reason

On this site, I see a couple of algorithmic questions in the direction "a vs b: what is the difference". They usually show no effort in asking the question and are hard to answer because it is not ...
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Should linear-algebra and linear-regression be tags in AI SE?

Linear algebra fits clearly into the field of mathematics and doesn't have anything particular to do with AI except that linear algebra might be used as part of an approach, but only to the extend ...
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How should we deal with open-source authors asking questions to promote their projects?

We had this here: Is there any pretrained model for emotion detection?
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Should extensions to questions be made via an edit or should a new question be posted?

More Specifically Should a new question, $Q_2$, be posted when question $Q_1$ has already been answered and there is a distinctly new question that draws substantially on the content of $Q_1$, or ...
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What is "on-topic" regarding Reinforcement Learning questions?

I was quite surprised to see this question migrated from AI Stack Exchange to Data Science: https://datascience.stackexchange.com/questions/39279/dqn-cannot-learn-or-converge There are two reasons ...
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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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"Natural Language" vs. "Natural Language Processing" tags?

I'm wondering if this should be a single tag. However, if we do keep them as separate tags, how do we disambiguate? natural-language natural-language-processing
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What should the AI.SE Site Description be?

Per Moderator @BenN's request in this thread to change the site description, we need to open a new thread and vote on new suggestions. Please propose site description texts exactly as past users did ...
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Is the incentive of the down vote undifferentiated by the existence of associated reasoning non-optimal for SE?

This is a question to ask the social engineers employed by those who own SE and SO, but I would like to vet it here before doing that. Background Consider that the SE/SO structure is, from one ...
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One single question for 'How to start learning AI' [duplicate]

I am new to the field of Artificial Intelligence. And so are many. I searched for answers and there are many questions on this site about how to start learning AI. Examples: How does one start ...
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What should we rename the [theorics] tag to?

Right now, we have a tag called [theorics]. "Theorics" is kind of a dubious word. I've never heard the word used anywhere but this very site. Wiktionary says that the word is "obsolete". Google Ngram ...
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Are questions where answers are inevitably obsolete on topic?

This question was recently bumped to the front page. On some other SEs, the words "latest methods" would be a red flag and potentially cause it to be closed because any answer would have to be updated ...
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Something new coming to the Artificial Intelligence Stack Exchange

Earlier this year we announced a "site sponsorship" program aimed at bringing in industry and project-team leaders to help support these sites. A lot of your questions about this program can ...
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Should we make a more concerted effort to answer or close the unanswered queue?

If you take a look at our states on Area51, the two big areas that are still a problem for the beta are the rate of unanswered questions (which is close to 25%), and the average number of answers per ...
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Are we finally entertaining Data Sciency type questions?

Recently I flagged a question as more suitable for Data Science Stack Exchange and should be migrated there. However it was declined. To me this is clearly a Data Science question (no ambiguity). Did ...
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How to go about editing past questions and answers with new $\LaTeX$ support?

I just noticed that $\LaTeX$ support has been enabled on the site. In this meta discussion where that feature was requested, large lists of existing questions and answers that would benefit from $\...
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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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New Topology Tag Info (scope of usage & definition/disambiguation)

A knowledgeable user graciously submitted this edit for the topology tag, but the scope of the content is such that I wanted to bring it to the community for discussion: USAGE GUIDANCE Topology ...
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Is the current out-facing description of the AI meta descriptive of what it is?

Because of a comment added to someone else's question about it being off topic, I looked up the definition of what is on topic for the AI beta.1 I was startled to find that the current Artificial ...
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Ambiguous monte-carlo-search tag

I think the monte-carlo-search tag is currently ambiguous. The tag info page currently says: For questions about clarifications/applications/implementation ...
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Is AI StackExchange as a small, growing, beta site extra vulnerable to people gaming the system? Should extra actions be taken?

AI StackExchange is still a beta site, still has growing to do, and appears to still be relatively small/niche. I have gotten the impression that it is more vulnerable than huge sites (like ...
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Is a question about resouces considered off-topic?

I've been active on SE from some time and only recently entered in ai.SE community. In very large communities like SO questions about resources are not welcomed and usually are closed after a short ...
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Initiative to migrate unanswered Data Science questions to SE:Data Science

I love that people are coming here to answer some of them, and I think we should encourage that for basic questions, and try to emphasize the conceptual aspects, and point to Data Science for more ...
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Is it time to modify our site guidelines?

We've been informally allowing ML implementation questions, software & hardware evaluation questions, and the scope of the humanities side of the field has expanded also... My sense is, the ...
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What's up with the visitors / day metric?

A week or two ago, this site was at around 1000 visitors / day. Just now I saw that it was showing 2 visitors / day. Huh? I can't imagine traffic just magically dried up for no apparent reason. Is ...
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Should we make tags for the different languages?

Recently, a user asked a question in which I am unable to help (Or even refer) the OP as I do not know which language is being used. So, my question is, should we make language tags ("python", "...
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New questions getting buried in old questions

I am not asking this question to criticize or nullify someone's effort. I have been noticing that since the last few days, when @Pheo started editing (which is a good thing) that new questions which ...
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Spurt in Close Votes

So I don't know why but suddenly there is a spurt of "Close Vote" revies in my queue. It probably has something to do with the mass editing of posts by @Pheo. What exactly is the community policy for ...
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I am going to be editing the old questions forward. Any opinions?

I have recently noticed that even the oldest questions have small errors in them. I think that this could be improved for future generations, both to improve readability and as a record. First of ...
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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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Should the badge design for this site be changed?

So, I have seen each stack exchange sites have their own stylized badge style. For example CrossValidated has a leaf like symbol, Biology has a genetic symbol. It definitely helps to add uniqueness to ...
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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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Are these tags synonymous?

I came across these tags. Are these tags synonymous? spanish-language language-processing natural-language natural-language-processing The Spanish language tag is not synonymous, but I don't find ...
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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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Are name and description of this site in disagreement?

If we look at the curriculum of AI in any university, we will find as topics: agents, neural nets, supervised/unsupervised learning ... . In a few ones, an small part about AGI or mind. It is not ...
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Should we do a mass migration of Data Sciency questions on AI that remain unanswered?

My personal position is we should indeed take basic questions on any aspect of AI, so I'm not suggesting we end our experiment accepting implementation questions, but, where these questions haven't ...
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Should this site be combined with the Data Science stack exchange?

According to my scope of the subjects. Artificial intelligence in a very strict sense should only contain questions pertaining to how we can create truly intelligent (creative, aware, etc.) machines. ...
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Can we create something to permanently deal with the "Getting Started" question?

Folks: Like it or not, people are going to continue to post variations of the "How do I get started in AI" question. No matter how many get closed and marked off-topic, they're going to keep showing ...
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Are we too fast downvoting questions, especially for newcomers?

I've been active on several different SE sites during the last years and I haven't seen any other community that's so fast with downvoting questions, especially without providing helpful comments. I ...