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13 out of the 15 questions on the front page right now are -1 or lower score: This site needs a broader scope or it's doomed

I came to ask a basic fundamental question about AI: In a neural network when inputting nerve input to sense a 2D environment, how do you differentiate two types of objects so the neural network can ...
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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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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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How should non-fact-based answers be handled?

Since this site is more subjective than some, we occasionally get answers that are solely based on personal opinion or make claims with no justification/references. Even subjective questions should ...
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How Do We Encourage More "Non-Speculative" Questions?

I'm getting tired of this site. It's supposed to be a factual site about software development and stuff. But 90% of the questions are sci-fi/fantasy questions like "If AI becomes sentient.......". The ...
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Technical questions are not getting closed

Technical/mathematical/implementation questions are off-topic. However, many of them are not getting closed. E.g., here are the most recent close votes I cast on the grounds the questions were ...
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It always displays "You can only post once every 40 minutes" when I ask a question

I am trying to post a question in the Ask Question form, but it always shows "You can only post once every 40 minutes" even though it's my first question. My question is What are the artificial ...
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Is it possible to place a banner stating that programming questions are off-topic here?

We seem to have a lot of questions about programming showing up now, which are off-topic (and not enough people VTCing!). Examples: (1) (2) (3) Is it possible to place a banner at the top of the ...
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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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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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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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What should we do about programming resource recommendation questions?

I'm noticing that we get quite a few questions asking for recommendations of programming languages or libraries. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that wordsmithing our site description or help center will ...
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Why did my username change to a25bedc5-3d09-41b8-82fb-ea6c353d75ae?

All the other Stack Exchange sites link to the same username, but for some reason the AI site changed my username to a25bedc5-3d09-41b8-82fb-ea6c353d75ae. Why did that happen and how can I fix it?
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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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How should we handle questions about "predicting the future"?

Many questions on AI seems to be trying to predict what might be possible in the future. This lend itself to science-fiction speculation (opinions). I think I am mostly provoked by this question: What ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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 topics can I ask about here?

What should we have in Help Center > Asking section regarding What topics can I ask about here? For example Stats SE has this: CrossValidated is for statisticians, data miners, and anyone else ...
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Do we need a higher rate of new questions right now?

It seems to me that the visit stats have tailed off quite dramatically over the last week or so: upwards of 400 down to 200 or so. The number of new questions also seems to have diminished, so maybe ...
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What should this be tagged?

This question seems to me to be on-topic, but I can't figure out what it should be tagged. It's currently tagged computer-programming, which is obviously incorrect - see the tag wiki (that I wrote :P)...
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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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What will happen with questions when AI research advances?

I have been thinking about the "shelf life" of the questions & answers here, and have the following observations: 1. Artificial Intelligence is a rapidly changing, very active research area. I ...
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What should be done to prevent the site being closed?

As we can see the current stats of the site: Alos, we've had similar proposal which all went in vain: Closed after 12 days in beta Closed after 18 days in beta What should be done to maintain a ...
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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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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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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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How to distinguish between 'programming' and 'conceptual' questions?

There's been some comment discussion as to whether a couple of questions e.g. this one and this one have been on topic. In my opinion: We should take care not to readily dismiss technical questions ...
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What's happening with these edit review histories?

This is the second time I've seen something like this: What's causing these odd line breaks? Why is it only showing up every now and then? Can you fix it? EDIT: This happened again: Link for above: ...
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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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The 'A' was added in the tour, but not in the site description!

In this question, I asked for an 'A' to be added in the tour, in the site description. It was added. But in the dropdown list of sites, it's still gone! That should be "...in a purely digital...".
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Add CogSCi as a migration target

Can we please add Cognitive Sciences as a migration target? It only makes sense, since we're bound to have some questions that should probably be migrated there, such as this. Or at least add the '...
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Welcome to public beta!

As you may have noticed from the Beta badge being awarded, privilege thresholds being adjusted, and the Area 51 proposal status being updated, we are now in public beta! This is a really special ...
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Add an article in the tour

The tour says: Artificial Intelligence Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people interested in conceptual questions about life and challenges in a world where "cognitive" functions ...
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Bug when showing "Warning: This site is in Private Beta"

When I try to load AI.SE without logging in, I get a Warning: this site is currently in **private beta** for at least 1 more day. That **private beta** should be private beta, right?
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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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Tag badges seem to be inactive

The tag badge system seems to be inactive at the moment. No gear icon appears next to the privilege tracker for me on my main user profile (which would be used to switch it to tracking a tag badge), ...
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Merge [robots] and [robotics]

Can we please merge the robots and robotics tags? We don't need both of them. I think that robotics is the better tag, because it fits better with the theme of the site - we don't want people asking ...
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Make [dnn] a synonym of [deep-network]

dnn just stands for deep neural network, which we already have a tag for: deep-network. Can we just synonymize these?
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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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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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IBM's [DeepQA] / [Watson]

deepqa is just another name for watson. Can we perhaps merge these tags, with watson being the real one?
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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.
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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site? [duplicate]

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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How to deal with missing critical sources?

I have provided an answer where I fail to find a critical source. After looking for it again today, I still cannot find it. Worse still, I have read new articles, reviewed some at the time, and cannot ...
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Caching too aggressive showing unread total posts awaiting review which are not there

Each time when I log in to the site, it shows there are some unread review items (4, sometimes 5), but most of the time there are always none (all zeros) when clicking. 4 total posts awaiting ...
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If this site closes, what should we do to help migratory AI questioners?

After 10 days, the metrics on Area 51 seem to indicate that the site is doing well, except for the lack of users ("experts") and visits. 16.2 questions per day (10 questions per day is healthy, 5 ...
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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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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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Are for-fun questions on topic?

I have learned a lot reading xkcd and talking about Hal9000 and Solaris over a beer. Granted: that does not make me any expert in AI, by far. But I see some value to it: I get to know concepts that I ...
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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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