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What is the maximum limit for number of moderators to our main site?

Is there any limit on the maximum number of moderators for our main site?
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Conflict of interest in declined flags

I flagged as unfriendly/unkind the following comment in this thread: @desertnaut I don't have the time nor will to continue this useless discussion here. Moreover, I flagged the following comment in ...
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Is survey type questions allowed in the main site?

Is it allowed to ask a question in our main site regarding all the (best) techniques available currently? Suppose there is a text which has to be converted in to a sequence of numbers, then can I ask ...
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Can we ask questions related to model recommendations?

Can we ask questions about deep learning model recommendations/suggestions like which model to choose or for any reference links??
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Is career advice related to academics off-topic?

I'm aware that this topic has been discussed before, and didn't have much support, but I think it's worth at least a revisit, even only if to confirm the current status. Is career advice be off-topic ...
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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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Is it okay to ask questions that validate my understanding on a concept in artificial intelligence?

I may get many questions to check whether my understanding of a particular concept in artificial intelligence is correct or not. For example, you can check the question here. Like this, I may get many ...
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What are the issues with quote only answer?

Suppose I found a question that I can answer. Since I am not good in phrasing statements in English, I can answer it using only the quote from a credible source. Why such answers are discouraged? If ...
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Is it okay to ask questions on architectures that lead to simple and manageably large list type answers?

Consider the questions like What are the widely used CNN architectures and the tasks they are used for? What are the widely used CNN architectures and the tasks they are used for? allows to answer ...
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Are questions related to funding of open source AI research and development relevant here?

Are questions related to funding of open-source AI research and development relevant here? (I am working as a research engineer at CEA LIST in France, and developing at home, with others, the ...
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Opinionated answers on good questions

I came across this question about Chinese Room argument. I was reading a book where the author tries a different way to disprove CR argument. My point is the question: Does the Chinese room ...
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What should the new description of the site be?

More than one year ago, a question was asked here in order to define the new description for our site What should the AI.SE Site Description be?. I think it's time to possibly revise the description ...
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Computer Vision as an Independent site on Stack Exchange

Having a look at different sites of Stack Exchage, it feels like Computer Vision page is really missing! There obviously exists almost relevant pages, such as AI, Robotics, Signal Processing, ...
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Do we need the tag 'concepts'?

Similarly to the question Do we really need the tag ai-basics?, do we really need the tag concepts? The current description of the tag is Use for broad questions on the concepts used in AI and ...
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Regarding downvoting answers

In this website as far as I know we are allowed to down vote any answer or question by losing 1 rep. The problem with this system is that people with bad ethics can answer a question and down vote the ...
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Recommending Course Certifications

I voted this questionn as off topic. Now, ignoring the fact whether it is off topic or not one of the answer by @AlenParker provides link to some courses, all of which are offered in a profit based ...
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Illegal access of documents?

In this question (check edit history) you can clearly see the author hosting a IEEE journal paper on a document hosting site (the IEEE links are also provided). Normally, the document should not be ...
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New Tag Ant Colony

A new tag ant-colony has been introduced. I see 2 problems here: The name should have been ant-colony-optimization The tag <...
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Reputation should also be used to downvote

Recently, there have been several low quality questions, with respect to the topics of this website. For example https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/11951/2444 (deleted) https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/...
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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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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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Should "strong-ai" and "agi" be synonymous?

Some people say that strong AI would be an AGI with consciousness/self-awareness (see e.g. the Chinese Room argument), but that, in general, an AGI may not be conscious (whatever the definition of ...
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Should we have the tags "algorithm-request" and "model-request"?

There are many questions on our site that of the form (for example, this one) Which algorithm/model can potentially solve this task X successfully? This question is a bit problematic, because, ...
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Should all "how to do (generic target)" questions be closed?

There are lots of questions of persons describing a target and asking how to do it, without any other information. The target is something very generic as "maximize the sales" or "...
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Which questions related to cognitive science are on-topic?

Artificial intelligence is very related to cognitive science, but which questions related to cognitive science should be on- or off-topic here? Which questions are more appropriate for our site and ...
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The tags long-short-term-memory and lstm should be synonyms

There are the tags lstm and long-short-term-memory, but they are not marked as synonyms. Of course, the questions associated with one tag should be merged with the questions associated with the other ...
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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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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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What would we need to do to relabel the "Chinese Room" on SE:AI?

I find this an unfortunate choice by Searle in the present era, and argue The Grecian Room is more suitable My feeling is that Chinese Room creates a negative perception of Asian people and Asian ...
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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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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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Can we ask questions related to Programming?

Can we ask questions about programming questions on Pytorch, TensorFlow, or any deep learning frameworks??
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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 exactly do the BOT Community when modified some questions in the main site of AI.SE?

I always see a BOT Community modified questions for example this: "modified 2 hours ago" Is the emergence of the field "psychology of artificial intelligence" necessary? When I ...
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Are survey type questions related to implementation allowed?

I am aware that our main site is a science site. So, in strict sense, the type of questions I want to ask for may be off-topic. Our main site has several tags such as ...
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Data mining or machine learning

As part of comment In one of my posts or flaggings, I mentioned machine learning instead of data mining. There is no excuse for my wrong posting or flagging. Is this the reason that my posts are no ...
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Should hardware used in ML/AI on topic?

I think it would be useful to allow questions on hardware, since we're the general AI forum, and this is relevant. (In other words, it's better to have AI-specific hardware questions asked here, b/...
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Tags artificial-consciousness and self-awareness should be merged

The only difference between artificial-consciousness and self-awareness is that the former is "restricted to engineered artifacts", so I think these tags should be merged and only the tag artificial-...
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Why do need the tag sentience if we already have artificial-consciousness and emotional-intelligence?

I believe that the tag sentience is not necessary given that we already have artificial-consciousness and emotional-intelligence. A sentient AI is an an AI that perceives or feels (according to the ...
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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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Should we merge the tags object-recognition and image-classification?

From my experience, the terms/expressions "object recognition" or "object classification" are synonyms for "image classification" (also known as "image recognition&...
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Are hardware-related questions on topic?

The question What kind of hardware and software are required to build an AI system? asks for hardware recommendations. However, there exists already a site, namely https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange....
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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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Can we arrange a call to past active users?

Since there are at-least few users on this site who are active in past and are absolutely silent now. Can we ping them in chats or in comments or some way to let them know that we need their ...
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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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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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Should we allow postings about defeating CAPTCHA's?

There is a constant war between spammers and website operators, to prevent websites from spam. CAPTCHA's are the tools to protect sites, and are the front line of this arms race. This is an area of ...
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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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Is Searching for finding some information ( Papers or Posts) about the AI simulation with Time traveling capability off topic

I have a question about my Artificial Intelligence Stack Exchange post: About AI time traveling capability I guess, I specially have said there, that i am trying to find some information ( Papers or ...