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Are "what's the SOTA for X" questions on-topic or off-topic?

SOTA = state of the art I read: It was more like asking for reviews / recommendations to choose between two products, which is not directly about explaining any AI fundamentals, and also highly ...
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Are questions about prompt-design on-topic here?

The Stack Exchange company just posted this: Starting the Prompt Design Site: A New Home in our Stack Exchange Neighborhood, which led me to wonder if this topic is already be covered by this site or ...
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Are questions about specific web apps, i.e. ChatGPT, on-topic on AI?

This question is inspired by the hype about ChatGPT and by a question that was migrated to Web Applications that recently was returned to this site: OpenAI ChatGPT gives network error at long responds....
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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 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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What should the on-topic page look like?

Similarly to What should the AI.SE Site Description be? and after the discussions On-topic and off-topic pages need to be clarified and Who decides and writes the on-topic and off-topic pages?, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How this site is different from Cross Validated?

We've this old thread at Area 51 (related to older site proposal which failed): How is this proposal different from Cross Validated? In general accepted post says: First of all, artificial ...
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Have we brought something new to the network?

At the beginning we were worried that this site won't provide anything useful. Is that still the case? As @Ben mentioned: Right now, the default state is fail unless we can show SE that we bring ...
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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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Do we really have a scope or not?

So, can someone help me understand what the scope of the site is? I ask a question about Monte Carlo search, which is one of the core algorithms behind the Go playing AI bot, AlphaGo, and it is ...
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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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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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What kind of implementation questions should be off-topic?

It was suggested that: "implementation problems" be explicitly listed as outside the scope of this site Can we clarify what this could mean? Some example would be useful. @InquisitiveLurker ...
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What should be on-topic, modelling or implementation, or anything else?

At one point I thought I got it, but then I lost again. Few highlights: https://ai.meta.stackexchange.com/a/46 modeling belongs to Data Science SE I think the site should be interested in ...
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What about a question that can be a reference for beginners?

Mathematica has a question that is very useful for beginners: What are the most common pitfalls awaiting new users? For me as a beginner who wants to use artificial intelligence applications in ...
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Is asking about AI algorithms or frameworks recommendation on-topic?

Few examples: https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/209/8 What genetic algorithm designs are there that includes models of epigenetics? https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/181/8 What are good APIs out there for (...
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Are you going to migrate some questions from stackoverflow or other sites to here because they better fit this site?

Today, I was looking at the oldest questions asked in other sites. Take Geographic Information Systems as an example: The site's age is 6y1m and and as it is seen in the area51 page of the site: ...
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Are questions about specific tasks and areas of research which use AI techniques on topic?

From what I've seen so far, most of the questions on the site currently seem to be either about AI in general or about common techniques and algorithms. What about more specialized topics? Can ...
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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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Are all questions asked on stats and data science SE also on topic here?

Are all questions asked on stats and data science SE also on topic here? Or is there some rule such as (on-topic in stats or data science SE implies off-topic here)? Data science and the stats SE ...
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