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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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What textbooks have you read?

I am asking this question to get a list of standard textbooks read by top users or any user of our main site. There are many domains in and around artificial intelligence such as machine learning, ...
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List of exemplary questions on AI theory

The purpose of this post is to compile lists of exemplary question that can be used to promote SE:AI to the wider AI research and engineering community on the internet. Stack provides a unique ...
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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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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. ...
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Trusted Contributors - what is your feeling on answers like this?

https://ai.stackexchange.com/a/12722/1671 Essentially it's a cut and paste of an article posted on an presumable for-profit AI education site/venture: https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2019/01/...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is it okay to introduce 'example' tag?

Lot of terms are already present present and lot of terms are newly originating in artificial intelligence. It may be difficult for beginners to understand new terms from definition. It may require ...
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Is it possible to request our news feed on interest intersecting sites till attaining critical mass of experts?

The following are the interest intersecting sites,a according to me, based on the magnitude of intersection Cross Validation Data Science Computer Science Theoretical Computer Science The list ...
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Should "evaluation" be a synonym for "testing"?

We currently have a tag testing with the description (written by myself) For questions related to the concept of testing or evaluating machine learning models and algorithms. In supervised learning, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What should the [research] tag be used for?

Currently, I don't know what it's being used for1. What should it be used for? Should we burninate it? 1Actually, it looks like its being used both for research claims and when people want to find ...
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Should questions about the Semantic Web be considered on-topic?

SemWeb is a broad topic, obviously, but there are definitely elements of AI involved. Generally speaking, should we welcome SemWeb questions?
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Are you interested in moderating Artificial Intelligence Stack exchange?

Our main site has four moderators. Some (nbro♦) are/is active and some are rarely active due to various reasons. If there is a possibility in increasing the number of moderators, are you interested in ...
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What should we do about questions whose answers can get outdated quickly?

There are questions, like What are the latest 'hot' research topics for deep learning and AI?, whose answers can get outdated quite quickly, as opposed to other questions, whose answers almost ...
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Should we allow users to ask for implementations of algorithms/models, which are not full software libraries/APIs, but for research purposes?

Currently, asking for software libraries, frameworks, APIs, datasets and pre-trained models is off-topic here. However, sometimes people are just looking for an implementation of a certain model or ...
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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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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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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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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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Flagging a question to be closed as off-topic should offer more options

Currently, when you flag a question as off-topic, you cannot specify which other SE website it should belong to. I think we should at least have the option to specify that it can belong to Data ...
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On the management of tags on this website

In this long post, I will describe a few issues associated with tags that I believe should be solved. Feel free to add your opinions regarding the issues or specific tags (or feel free to edit this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What exactly is the philosophical aspect of AI in this context?

Consider the following introduction lines regarding our main site Artificial Intelligence Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people interested in the theoretical (including mathematical)...
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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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Should I delete the question if I get a reference to answer in comments

I asked a question in our main site and got a reference to the answer. In such cases, it may be okay for me to delete the question and read it from the textbook itself. But, is it an encourage-able ...
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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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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 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.