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Yes, absolutely. Regardless of your position on the whole "theory vs. implementation" thing, math is an essential part of AI and having convenient access to LaTex would be a boon here.


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Here are several questions and answers that would benefit from MathJax support on this website. These are just a few examples I've found in a 5 minutes search. Nevertheless, I think this number is enough to justify a MathJax support on this website. Questions https://ai.stackexchange.com/a/4710/2444 https://ai.stackexchange.com/a/2994/2444 https://ai....


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It appears that a community manager has now blacklisted artificial-intelligence. Questions that only had that tag are now untagged. (The version without the hyphen, artificialintelligence, is blocked too.)


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Stack Exchange sites have a mechanism called "intrinsic tag blacklisting" that's intended to do exactly this - prevent the tag that simply describes the topic from being used. However, the way the system works means that it doesn't always work. The system takes the URL slug before .stackexchange.com, and blacklists that as an intrinsic tag. For this site, ...


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I think we should discourage the use of LaTeX, but should allow it. Our goal is to attract experts in AI, and the language of AI (today) is math. Like that post in the OP (which I wrote, btw), I think math makes a lot of concepts easier to understand. I think this SE should focus on the design aspects of AI and AI research instead of the programming and ...


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I and many others would be very happy if people explained their downvotes more often. Essentially this request has been already been discussed on Meta Stack Exchange. As a result, the "please consider adding a comment if you think this post can be improved" pop-up was added. However, adding an impact on reputation to commenting would damage anonymity and/or ...


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Yes, SmokeDetector is active on Artificial Intelligence as well, and it's automatically flagging posts of which it's 99.75% sure it's spam. Fortunately, Artificial Intelligence doesn't see as much spam as the rest of the network, and only 117 flags have been cast last year. Most (all?) other bots in that blog post are tuned towards Stack Overflow content and ...


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I am against this idea because there are already other sites (DS SE and Stack Overflow) that cover these programming issues. If we allowed this type of question, there would be more reasons to merge DS SE, CV SE, and AI SE, which, in my opinion, wouldn't really be a bad solution to the problem of having a limited number of experts, although, now, we cover ...


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This is a good idea. We'll need to wait, though, until our site graduates — a site generally doesn't become available as a migration source (except to its own meta) or target until the beta label is removed. Moderators can migrate questions to any site, but I would guess that most off-topic questions are not suitable for migration because they don't ...


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Yes, I agree that this is a concerning trend. Though we have an on-topic page that categorizes such questions as off-topic, there is not a direct link to that help center article on the asking form. Relevant MSE. Though we put together an on-topic page, the tour page was neglected. People are encouraged to take the tour when they first sign up; for some, it ...


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We should drop any reference to implementation specifically being on or off topic. That's really orthogonal to the issue and it makes it too easy for people to justify arbitrarily closing good questions. And as this eliminates so many of the more concrete questions, it makes the site appear as though it's only for science-fiction'ish questions.


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I, for one, would love its inclusion. I do not believe it is possible to divorce AI from mathematics on many levels. For instance, I wanted to ask a question regarding the use of backpropagation with regards to the ANFIS model but had to do so in a clumsy way as I was not able to include the proper notation for partial derivatives. It would surprise me to ...


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I would like to add to the calls for LaTeX support with a specific topic. In my opinion, the AI Stack Exchange should be the home for questions about Reinforcement Learning. RL questions actually appear in larger numbers on Data Science and Cross Validated Stack Exchange sites. That makes little sense to me, when AI, robotics and other better homes in a ...


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Starting a new list of math questions to expand on nbro's list: https://ai.stackexchange.com/questions/6633/back-propagation-in-nn-with-sigmoid-activation-function-division-by-0 (post deleted) https://ai.stackexchange.com/questions/5057/k-armed-bandit-and-reinforcement-learning https://ai.stackexchange.com/q/7032/1671 https://ai.stackexchange.com/...


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While it might be nice to have for some questions, most questions you would need LaTeX for should be off-topic here. This site is not meant for machine learning questions, as Cross Validated and Data Science Stack Exchange sufficiently cover those subjects. See: Are all questions asked on stats and data science SE also on topic here? Note: I posted this ...


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OK, this is partially done now, sorry for the delay. This proposal (lightly edited for length) has now been used to update the blurb at the top of our tour page! To get various other instances of the text updated, we'll need to contact Stack Exchange. They're pretty busy at the moment, but hopefully something will happen here within a couple weeks.


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Some of you may have noticed the Meta Stack Exchange post - Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites (it's linked in the featured on meta sidebar) - we've finally got this project under way and Artificial Intelligence is one of the sites we'll be running the test on. Starting tomorrow, I'll be changing the site setting and closing and ...


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Drawing on these existing discussions: How can we quickly describe our site? Should philosophical questions related to AI be on-topic? A friendly reminder that this site comes from the Science category How this site is different from Cross Validated? Also taking some inspiration from the Super User "on topic" page, here's my first stab at it: If you ...


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I just looked around a bit and it turns out that moderators can edit that tour text. Our scope has changed and widened markedly from two years ago - those discussions were held before we even had our own moderators - so I think it'd be good to get fresh eyes and new thoughts on the tour blurb. Once we reach a consensus, I (and I'm sure my fellow mods too) ...


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Yes, there are restrictions. For example, you cannot delete a question with more than one answer or with an upvoted or accepted answer. See How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion? for more info. Apparently, your answer wasn't upvoted. Regarding the "block a user" ...


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Likely it's going to be a while. I emailed the "powers that be", noting that we're starting to get traction and that we have a prestigious sponsor, but no reply as yet. I'll ping them again after the New Year and update my answer as I get more information.


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I think the number of votes is also a factor. Right now, on SE:AI, we have relatively low voting participation. This makes us a tough stack to build rep on, but it also makes the solo downvotes stick out. Compare to a stack where there questions and answers receive a large number of votes quickly. When voting activity is high, the random downvotes have ...


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The closest thing that currently exists is the main Stack Exchange site's filter/subscription feature. It doesn't do top bar push notifications as far as I know, but it can send new questions on a site to your e-mail as fast as every 15 minutes. You can also include multiple sites and filter by tags, if you like.


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We tried to specify in our on-topic page examples of questions that would be off-topic here (see the section "Off-topic"), but we didn't provide an extensive list of types of questions that would be off-topic. I think we could indeed create a meta-post with a list of all types of questions that would be off-topic, but I am not sure if it's worth it,...


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Simple answer: Prior to nbro and Dennis, our scope was insanely broad This was because I was appointed mod by Stack when the prior mods left, knew there were issues, and felt that the community should decide what this stack needed to be. We had a few years of this, with varied success, but did manage to attract enough committed, expert users, to yield our ...


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This website should rarely need this feature, given that we are mainly concerned with theoretical and philosophical AI questions. Most implementation-related questions are off-topic here. You can ask them on Data Science SE or Stack Overflow. See Help Center > Asking > What topics can I ask about here?.


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This would indeed seem to be problematic. Although the icon is unique, it does appear to be a muddy blob of color at the smaller size. Aside from the aesthetic, it's difficult to make an association to a stack when the image is not clear.


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I worry about the confusion between StackExchange AI and Stackoverflow. But as the code refers to Artificial Intelligence and these languages are becoming the tool of Data Scientists, I believe it is quite valid.


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There's nothing concerning about it. It's just the community speaking in regards to what they want to talk about. Let's quit trying to fight a rising tide and accept that AI is an inherently technical topic, and enthusiasts are going to want to ask technical questions.


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