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I take on this responsibility with the assumption I a probably wasn't the first choice, and the awareness that I certainly can't fill NietzscheanAI's shoes. That said, I'll do my best to fulfill my duties a pro tem mod (emphasis on pro tem;) taking my lead from the senior mods and our power-user experts, and will try to add value to the forum per my ...


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First, badly formatted posts should be fixed; that is what the wiki-style editing is for. But that specific question should be closed as primarily opinion-based because it is soliciting arguments and debate centered around a vague premise built on a hypothetical future which does not currently exist. Please don't let this site become Worldbuilding. It is ...


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I personally feel like most Data Science questions would be just fine on AI too, Data Science and AI simply are very closely related. The only argument against having Data Science questions on AI.se that I'm aware of basically boils down to trying to avoid as much overlap as possible. From my point of view, that kind of overlap really isn't too much of a ...


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I think I have found a solution to this. Until I attain edit privileges, I am only going to do a few posts a week - Making sure that everything on them is as it should be (Taking critical issues into consideration first). As much as this is going to slow the progress down, the quality will go up greatly. As a plus, I will have more practice and a lot more ...


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Edits don't cause things to head to the close vote queue. Edits on a closed question will sometimes push a question into the reopen queue, but never the close vote queue. So for some reason, someone must have gone through and manually cast close votes/flags, pushing it into the queue. Votes shouldn't affect the action you take on the post - if it was ...


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To second Dennis Soemers' answer: Much, but not all, of Data Science relies on AI tools. When the question relates to AI, we should answer it. Some examples of Data Science topics that are not about AI, and which we should migrate are: Questions about scraping data from the web. Questions about hypothesis testing or other conventional techniques from ...


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For years, users have asked Stack Exchange to add an option not to bump a question/answer when it gets edited. Until this gets implemented, there will be some awkward balance between keeping imperfect content that could be edited and not burying new questions.


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Goodbye, @Niet! I voted for you on the original pro tem nominations, and I was sorry to hear that you were unhappy with what was considered on topic and decided to step down - I hope you decide to still be generally active, even without the diamond. To @DukeZhou: I've seen you around, here and over on Literature. You weren't active in the private beta, but ...


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I agree with this because it is consistent with the wiki article for the field.


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I pushed hard to increase to 4, and wanted 5, because we were getting crushed at one point, and one of our current mods was taking the brunt. Things seem to have normalized, such that, unless my fellow mods are calling for expansion, I'm ok with the present condition. I personally haven't had much time in the last couple of years, but I was also burned out ...


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Short Version: There's no official limit. StackOverflow has the most, with 24, but sites the size of AI.SE typically have 3-4 (though AI.SE has had more simultaneously in the past). Long Version: StackOverflow currently has 24 ♦moderators but they also get 10 million visits/day and 5.7k questions/day right now. Here's the sites that have approximately the ...


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I also think that this type of questions should be closed as off-topic and, anyway, they will lead to primarily opinion-based answers. However, we have already a lot of these questions on the website. I think that the quality of the answers should be assessed using the voting system. If someone does not agree with the suggestions, then he/she should ...


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To be safe, I would remove the link / replace it with the official (non-PDF) link. I don't know what IEEE's policy was back in 2008 (which is when this particular paper was published), but I am familiar with their policy in more recent years (since I've got some recent IEEE papers myself). Basically, all copyright is transferred to IEEE, but in return IEEE ...


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I introduced this tag because ACO is a well developed sub-field of swarm intelligence, so it deserves (IHMO) its own tag, like e.g. reinforcement learning deserves its own tag (compared to machine learning) on a website dedicated to AI. I used ant-colony because it is shorter and there's no ambiguity in the field of AI. Furthermore, a lot of people do not ...


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There's actually a great deal of debate about this subject in general in the wider AI community (ethics re: implementation of AI). That said, the question is poorly worded, and overly focuses on the proffered scenario, as opposed to the underlying general issue. I've retagged (ethics, social, legal) and have provisionally closed the question, pending ...


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There is definitely an uncommon surge in close votes in the queue at present. (Typically we see serial downvoting, but no so many close vote.) It's useful information, in the sense of getting user opinions re: what's in scope, but we tend not to actually close unless the question is egregiously off-topic, unsuitable, or unsalvagable. It's possible it is ...


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