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Should the threshold for post closure by non-moderators be reduced from 5 to 3?

Essentially, because voting activity on SE:AI is still sub-optimal, it's rare for a question to recieve 5 close votes from the community. (Here the community refers to non-moderators--mods can ...
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Can we have LaTeX formatting support?

I was going to answer a question about reinforcement learning and wanted to show some formulas using the same notation I use on CrossValidated, for instance: $r_{t+1}+\gamma \max_a Q(s_{t+1},a)$ But ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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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Should we convert this NN cheat-sheet Q&A to a community Wiki?

Wanted to put it to the community before I took any action. John Doucette suggested it and I think it's a good idea! What are all the different kinds of Neural Networks used for? PS Here's the ...
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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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'Bioinformatics' tag

I was just reading this question regarding the use of deep neural networks for RNA data. I noticed that the user had used the 'biology' tag instead of a 'bioinformatics' tag, so I went to edit their ...
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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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2018: 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, in ...
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Should game theory be explicitly mentioned as a topic in our on-topic page?

Game Theory is a sub-branch of economics. In fact, Economics Stack Exchange has many questions tagged with game-theory. We also have some questions tagged with this tag. However, to me, given that I'm ...
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On the importance of regularly voting

Similarly to On the importance of descriptive and informative titles for posts, in this post, I will motivate the importance of regularly voting (both upvoting and downvoting). Since I've been elected ...
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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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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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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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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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Why aren't too broad questions closed?

The following post https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/7079/2444 asks more than $6$ questions, which are quite unrelated to each other. Shouldn't this type of posts be closed as too broad? According to One ...
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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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What should we do regarding extremely similar questions or duplicates?

The following questions are extremely similar https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/8641/2444 Closed as a duplicate of What kind of education is required for researchers in AI? and then deleted, as the ...
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How can you help our site and community?

There are different ways to help the community and the site, apart from asking interesting questions that nobody has yet asked (have a look at this post, which gives you some information about what a ...
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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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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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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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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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Minimal number of edits possibly too low

I encountered a few times by now that people make formatting errors in their answers. Sometimes, they just set back ticks ("`") incorrectly, which may destroy the formatting of an entire ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Artificial Intelligence's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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January 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

This community last had moderators appointed in 2017, so it's been a while... In addition to that, you may have noticed that one of the current mods — Ben N — is stepping down from their moderator ...
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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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Writing algorithm formulas using MathJax

From Sutton and Barto's book Reinforcement Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series), the following definition is given for Q-Learning : I', planning to ask a question in combining ...
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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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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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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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Merge [graphs] and [graph-theory] tags

These tags seem to be effectively interchangeable for all questions I've seen them used in. Should they be merged? (Note: I agree graph-neural-networks should remain distinct.)
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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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Stuck in “Take the Tour and earn your first badge”

ai.meta.stackexchange.com is (correctly) showing that I have no badges. It suggests "Take the Tour and earn your first badge". I do that, and it says I've been awarded a badge. But when I go back ...
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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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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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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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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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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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