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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adding stats as a migration target

It would be nice to add https://stats.stackexchange.com/ as a migration target:
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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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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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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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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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Is asking whether an article's claims are trustworthy on-topic?

Should the following question based on this article be on-topic or not? Is it true that NSA's Skynet AI program killed thousands of innocent people? And why?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do we care if people reference their Quora answers in a Stack Answer?

Opening this Meta to solicit opinions. (I'll put my own in a separate answer.) Is referencing a Quora question materially different than referencing one's blog? Should this be addressed by voting, ...
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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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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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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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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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Is this OK to ask questions that have been asked before on local artificial intelligence forums?

As you might know sites remain in private beta for three weeks: We've extended the private betas to last about three weeks total. Usually new communities are concerned that we didn't give them ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...