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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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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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Should the tag ultraintelligent-machine be changed to superintelligence?

I did some googling and "ultraintelligent machine" seems to derive from a 1965 I.J. Good article. My feeling is that such a tag would largely refer to his work, and that superintelligence more ...
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Should [cnn] be a synonym of [convolutional-neural-networks]?

We currently have both cnn and convolutional-neural-networks. Should cnn be a synonym of convolutional-neural-networks?
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Rename [nlp] to [natural-language-processing]

Currently, we have the tag nlp. Now that we have 35 characters in tags, can we change this to natural-language-processing?
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Expand [conv-neural-network] to [convolutional-neural-networks]

The tag length limit is now expanded to 35 characters. This means that conv-neural-network can be expanded to convolutional-neural-networks.
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Should we expand Ai guidelines to include "History of AI Theory"?

This suggestion came from a comment on another thread, but I thought it was worthy of it's own meta question, so people can vote on and discuss it. Here is the full comment: "I came across the ...
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Should we expand the guidelines of AI to include "AI Architecture"?

In discussion with an experience researcher and developer, it was suggested that: "If there was a focus on how one can practically design an AI system while not being bogged down by programming ...
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How can we address the fractured nature of practical AI questions across relevant Stacks?

This is in relation to comments on: Differentiable activation function I made the point that the question seems to fit into the "conceptual aspects of AI" covered by this stack, but T.C. countered ...
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Please welcome your new pro tem mod!

I'm Pops, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. Though it saddens me to say it, one of your moderators has decided it's time to step down. Fortunately for you, one of your fellow AI Stackers has ...
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The description of the site seems incorrect

The site is described as "For people interested in conceptual questions about life and challenges in a world where "cognitive" functions can be mimicked in purely digital environment." However, this ...
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13 out of the 15 questions on the front page right now are -1 or lower score: This site needs a broader scope or it's doomed

I came to ask a basic fundamental question about AI: In a neural network when inputting nerve input to sense a 2D environment, how do you differentiate two types of objects so the neural network can ...
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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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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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How should non-fact-based answers be handled?

Since this site is more subjective than some, we occasionally get answers that are solely based on personal opinion or make claims with no justification/references. Even subjective questions should ...
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How Do We Encourage More "Non-Speculative" Questions?

I'm getting tired of this site. It's supposed to be a factual site about software development and stuff. But 90% of the questions are sci-fi/fantasy questions like "If AI becomes sentient.......". The ...
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Technical questions are not getting closed

Technical/mathematical/implementation questions are off-topic. However, many of them are not getting closed. E.g., here are the most recent close votes I cast on the grounds the questions were ...
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Winter Bash is coming

For a few years now, Stack Exchange has put on a Winter Bash event in which users can earn hats by doing various interesting things and then wear said hats on their avatars. (Kind of like badges, but ...
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Should opinion based questions be asked?

This Question: What are the parts and the general framework of OpenCog? Asks for an opinion and a recommendation,that is to say;what the general ideas behind open cog are and whether you would ...
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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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What should we do about programming resource recommendation questions?

I'm noticing that we get quite a few questions asking for recommendations of programming languages or libraries. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that wordsmithing our site description or help center will ...
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Should Matlab questions be on-topic?

This question: https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/2141/8 asks about recommendation of the approach using a set of data in Matlab learner app. Do you think such question should be on-topic?
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How should we handle questions about "predicting the future"?

Many questions on AI seems to be trying to predict what might be possible in the future. This lend itself to science-fiction speculation (opinions). I think I am mostly provoked by this question: What ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Would a technology tag be useful?

I feel like the following question is missing a tag: https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/2015/8 that would highlight that this question is about technology or physical device. Would you think creating ...
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What topics can I ask about here?

What should we have in Help Center > Asking section regarding What topics can I ask about here? For example Stats SE has this: CrossValidated is for statisticians, data miners, and anyone else ...
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Do we need a higher rate of new questions right now?

It seems to me that the visit stats have tailed off quite dramatically over the last week or so: upwards of 400 down to 200 or so. The number of new questions also seems to have diminished, so maybe ...
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What should this be tagged?

This question seems to me to be on-topic, but I can't figure out what it should be tagged. It's currently tagged computer-programming, which is obviously incorrect - see the tag wiki (that I wrote :P)...
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Where can I find the dumps of the older tries?

I would like to save content from them, but I can't find them on the A51. Maybe it is because I don't have a really high reputation there currently. Could somebody (maybe a 10k+ A51 user) get a link ...
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What will happen with questions when AI research advances?

I have been thinking about the "shelf life" of the questions & answers here, and have the following observations: 1. Artificial Intelligence is a rapidly changing, very active research area. I ...
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What should be done to prevent the site being closed?

As we can see the current stats of the site: Alos, we've had similar proposal which all went in vain: Closed after 12 days in beta Closed after 18 days in beta What should be done to maintain a ...
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Can we ask code explanation related to artificial intelligence

I am trying to learn about deep reinforcement learning and using OpenAI's gym but I have doubts in how its python code works. Can I ask about explanation regarding whats happening in the gym ...
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Should philosophical questions related to AI be on-topic?

For example: Why would an AI need to 'wipe out the human race'? There is already the website for philosophical question, however here we can have more direct answers from the AI experts. ...
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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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How to distinguish between 'programming' and 'conceptual' questions?

There's been some comment discussion as to whether a couple of questions e.g. this one and this one have been on topic. In my opinion: We should take care not to readily dismiss technical questions ...
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Would asking "When could we call a system an AI" be on-topic?

I've the feeling this would be opinion based or too broad, so I come here for community review before writing a more complete question. The root of the question is where to put the limit between "...
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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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How can we quickly describe our site? [duplicate]

If you browse through the scope tag here on meta, you'll see that our scope might not be entirely obvious from the site title. When we open to the public, though, it's really important that we can ...
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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 tags should be used for image recognition?

Given the following question: How does Pinterest decipher what's on unmarked pictures and categorize them? which tags should be suitable for it in terms of the image recognition? image-...
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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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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site? [duplicate]

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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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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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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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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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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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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A friendly reminder that this site comes from the Science category

You can see that here. However, most of the questions here feel rather more on the technological side of artificial intelligence. Those questions are on-topic on Data Science. That site was created as ...
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Can questions of programming AI/NN frameworks be on-topic?

By AI programming, I mean somebody asks how to solve programming issue which deals with AI logic specifically, e.g. Why does my NN not classify these tic tac toe pattern correctly? The above example ...