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Notes: Currently most voted and dedicated user with the relevant knowledge and skills about AI. In addition, he's working in this research area, so he knows what he's talking about. His skills may help to improve quality of this site. EDIT by NietzscheanAI (formerly known as user217281728): Most kind, thanks. I'm happy to accept this nomination and want ...


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No, data science and the implementation of artificial intelligence are off-topic. A community manager explicitly said so in the Area 51 discussions for this site. There have been at least two AI sites on SE before, and they've all failed. We need to bring something new to the table, especially in the private beta stage. Once that's over, we can consider ...


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Notes: The second most voted and active user, data scientist with the right skillset across different AI branches. His answers are reliable and interesting. His skills can be a great asset to improve quality of this site. EDIT by Matthew Graves: Thanks for the nomination! I'm pleased to accept it. I'm interested in helping this site help people better ...


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The Singularity I probably don't need to explain that :-) And for the bots, how about Daneel and Giskard?


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Notes: This nominee would be a good choice because of his active involvement in the community's development during the private beta and his experience on Stack Exchange! I'll step right up and offer my services to the community as a moderator pro tempore. I confess that I'm just an enthusiast when it comes to artificial intelligence, but I have been highly ...


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Notes: I would like to offer my services as a pro-tem moderator on this site. I have watched been a relatively active member since I joined on Day 0. I have 135 edits (counting tag-only edits), I was the first one to earn the Strunk and White badge, I am the top reviewer for both Close Votes and Reopen Votes on the main site, I was the first reviewer of ...


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Certainly, asking real AI researchers to join would be great! Paper authors include their e-mail addresses in their publications exactly for the purpose of being contacted about their work. I'm sure it would bring most students great happiness to know that their work has been noticed. Students who aren't terribly busy will probably be willing to read all ...


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I'm going to make something of a counterpoint here. If everybody upvotes all the good content, good stuff will look the same as great stuff. Everybody should put some effort into looking at each post and judging the quality thereof. The community needs at least a few people with higher standards so higher vote counts call out our best content. You're right, ...


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It's a tricky question. This is NOT a site review, but a personal observation having followed this subject on the network for some time. I think we've done a better job at scoping out something fundamentally more useful as a site. The formative question is whether we have a suitable audience to actually build out this space. But that has to happen here and ...


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I've seen this argument come up here and several times in other discussions about scope: I don't see why both kinds of questions can't be on-topic It's because the OPPOSITION against creating this site argued (correctly) that we already created sites to handle this subject explicitly. The argument FOR creating this site claimed that we have a missing ...


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Data Science is an applied site Yeah, for data science. Data science is not artificial intelligence. There is overlap around the statistical techniques for machine learning, but they just are not identical. Please do close questions that are highly technological or asking for applications. I'm sorry, but I think this is very misguided. Ignoring all ...


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Yes. If we send away everyone asking about philosophy; send everyone asking about feature selection for ANNs to data science and send everyone asking about AI research institutes to chat then there's really not so much left to talk about.


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To answer the title question, easy-to-Google questions are not OK for the private beta. Flooding the site with trivial questions and simple answers is a great way to demolish any chance of attracting big-name experts. Artificial intelligence site proposals have already failed a couple times - once explicitly because of terribad pedestrian questions. If we ...


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More questions certainly would be great, but a low-activity period (the length of which varies from site to site) after the public beta start is normal. For more information, see What is the typical growth pattern of a new beta site in the first few weeks? If I perceive correctly, we did get something of an extra boost from "can a paradox kill an AI?" ...


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Turing Testing Room A play on the term "Turing test" (an examination of how well a machine mimics natural conversation with a human): tests taken by human students are usually administered in a testing room. Questions on the main site are currently posted to the ticker, so we don't see the username, but if that's changed, it could be called Multivac after ...


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If an answer is wrong, it should be downvoted, plain and simple. Clearly we want to discourage wrong information, and downvotes are designed to point out incorrect, irrelevant, or otherwise poor content. You seem to have really good examples that show such answers are wrong, so please feel free to mention them in a comment when downvoting!


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Post consists almost entirely of content copied from elsewhere should NOT be considered a useful 'answer' in the context of this site. Copying answers from external sources without permission is not allowed (and quoting or linking back to that site does not make that okay). Even posting an answer copied almost entirely from reusable content should be ...


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I am in the process of writing up the final review of this site. In it, we discuss the difficulties this site is having with scope — mostly around the popular fallacies of what AI actually is. Artificial intelligence is very different from how it’s portrayed in the movies. Whenever a problem becomes solvable by a computer, people start arguing that it ...


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You are correct; conceptual aspects of AI are on-topic and your question does indeed qualify. I hit Leave Open on it in the review queue, so it should survive. People have somewhat different ideas of what the scope is, and especially what the scope should be, so there will be some spurious scope-related admonishments. The help center's on-topic page is also ...


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It is indeed a shame when a user comes in, asks a decent question, and gets silently downvoted. Even though the downvote mechanism itself isn't hostile - we vote on content, not people - people will feel frustrated when their posts receive negative feedback for reasons unclear. At the same time, downvotes are critical to quality control and we cannot control ...


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This is great news. We may still be in Beta, but hopefully not for much longer! I'm taking it as a good omen that a foundational company in the field of AI wants to be associated with our dynamic and growing Artificial Intelligence stack!


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Experience with many beta sites from the start and through initial pro-tem moderation suggests that yes, for questions that could be on topic, let's give the benefit of the doubt in the early stages to help growth. For posts that are definitely off topic, close them down as fast as possible, though - and a good way to do this in the Public Beta stage before ...


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I would suggest that "programming" and "implementation problems" be explicitly listed as outside the scope of this site. If you see them, I would thoughtfully direct the authors to bring these questions to sites which were explicitly created to handle these "technical" issues. But why can't we have these questions here, too? Many sites have some overlap in ...


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(Without seeing any actual examples…) These can likely be closed as off topic already. A question sufficiently detailed enough to ask how to defeat a system based in AI will likely no longer be about the subject of AI itself. It would be like asking how to defeat the smart aliens in Galactic Uberblast 2020, or how to remove the T47/a access panel of ...


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As you point out, it is a copy-paste without attribution, which is a violation of the Stack Exchange rules. So it should be flagged, using a custom moderator flag to explain the situation. I have raised that flag.


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No, they're not. "Getting to know you" or fun, minimal-mind questions are not a good fit for Stack Exchange. Notice how the Stack Overflow question you linked is locked. If it hadn't been locked for historical significance, it would definitely have been deleted. Especially during the private beta, we must focus on producing quality content. For fun, try ...


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I don't think the problem here is specific to open source authors. In fact I think that is a dangerous starting point: When it comes to free software resources, we will get a split opinion base - engineers that create free software are volunteers creating value for all in the real world, much like site contributors here. In many ways they are heroes that ...


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I am happy to run, especially if there is a shortage of candidates, although I think I am not the best candidate for the job.


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There have been more closed posts by the non-mod community members, so I've not intervened as much as I used to. When I've come across a post that should be closed, in multiple cases, I restrained myself from doing that in order to understand if it was going to be closed later by our members, and, in most cases, that really happened, which is a good thing in ...


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Most Stack Exchange sites (including this one) are English-only, and it's not expected that users will be able to use other languages. Therefore, if there are resources that are not available in English, it would be very good to make them accessible to English speakers somewhere, and this site would be a fine place for doing so. Make sure, of course, that ...


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