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What is artificial intelligence?

What is the definition of artificial intelligence?
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What are the mathematical prerequisites for an AI researcher?

What are the mathematical prerequisites for understanding the core part of the algorithms in artificial intelligence and developing own algorithm? Please, refer me the specific books.
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What kind of education is required for researchers in AI?

Suppose my goal is to collaborate and create an advanced AI, for instance one that resembles a human being and the project would be on the frontier of AI research, what kind of skills would I need? I ...
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Which areas of applied math are relevant to AI? [duplicate]

My background is in electrical engineering. I have a good grasp of CS foundations (e.g. data structures, algorithms, operating systems, discrete math and software engineering). I have option of ...
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What are some academic AI podcast out there?

I am looking for AI podcasts that are purely academic-oriented that I can use for learning purposes. Thanks for any resource pointers. The AI podcasts I am aware of are (not sure how many of these ...
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How can AI researchers avoid “overfitting” to commonly-used benchmarks as a community?

In fields such as Machine Learning, we typically (somewhat informally) say that we are overfitting if improve our performance on a training set at the cost of reduced performance on a test set / the ...
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

The field of AI has expanded profoundly in recent years, as has public awareness and interest. This includes the arts, where fiction about AI has been popular since at least Isaac Asimov. Films on ...
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Where to publish replications of machine learning papers?

If I replicated the results of a machine learning paper, is there a website that I can publish my code to that collects informal replication attempts? https://paperswithcode.com/ allows anyone to ...
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What is Reinforcement Learning?

What is the cleanest, easiest way to explain someone who is a non-STEM work colleague the concept of Reinforcement Learning? What are the main ideas behind Reinforcement Learning?
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Is doing a master's in natural language processing combined with machine learning worth it? [closed]

Is doing a master's in natural language processing combined with machine learning worth it? What are the opportunities that can be opened by having such a master's?
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AI on Academic vs Industry vs Competition

When we are working on an AI project, does the background or the domain make the process different? The "domain" I mean here is like AI for academic research, AI for industry, and AI for competition. ...
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Methodology bias in AI textbooks [closed]

Let me compare two textbooks: (1) "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" by Stuart J. Russell and Peter Norvig and (2) "Artificial Intelligence: Structures and Strategies for Complex Problem ...
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What are the pros and cons of studying machine learning before deep learning?

I'm a biotech student and I'm currently working on single-particle tracking. For my work, I need to use aspects of deep learning (CNN, RNN and object segmentation) but I'm not familiar with these ...
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How can I read any AI paper?

I have studied linear algebra, probability, and calculus twice. But I don't understand how can I reach the level that I can read any AI paper and understand mathematical notation in it. What is your ...
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Is a masters in AI worth it? [closed]

Just wondering if a masters in Artificial Intelligence is worth it? I don't see too many master programs that are explicitly labeled as a masters in AI, usually general comp sci. What I mean by "worth ...
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Which movies have the most realistic artificial intelligence?

I want to give some examples of AI via movies to my students. There are many movies that include AI, whether being the main character or extras. Which movies have the most realistic (the most possible ...
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How does publishing in the deep learning world work, with respect to journals and arXiv?

Let's say I implemented a new deep learning model that pushed some SOTA a little bit further, and I wrote a new paper about for publication. How does it work now? I pictured three options: Submit it ...
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How to describe an keras Model in a scientific report

how would you describe a machine learning model in a scientific report? It should be detailed but I just listed the hyperparameters... Have you got more important properties?
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Is it possible to insert a new map in the OpenAI Gym Taxi V.2?

I would like to train a neural network with the OpenAI Gym Taxi and see how it would react on a new map. Is it possible to insert a new map in the OpenAI Gym Taxi V.2?
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Is the emergence of the field “psychology of artificial intelligence” necessary?

Is the emergence of a subfield of psychology, "psychology of artificial intelligence", possible and necessary? If so, what questions it will address and will try to solve? Possibly, it could also ...
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What are some possible projects that can be finished in a 4-week time-frame?

I am taking AI this semester and we have a semester project that will last 4 weeks. We can choose just about anything. So, what are some possible semester projects that can be finished in a 4-week ...
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Bachelor thesis in reinforcement learning

I've decided to make my bachelor thesis in RL. I am currently struggling in finding a proper problematic. I am interested in multi-agent RL with the dilemma between selfishness and cooperation. I ...
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What are the scientific journals dedicated to artificial general intelligence?

Apart from Journal of Artificial General Intelligence (a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal, owned by the Artificial General Intelligence Society (AGIS)), are there any other journals (or ...
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Is it necessary to know the details behind the AI algorithms and models?

I am interested in the field of artificial intelligence. I began by learning the various machine learning algorithms. The maths behind some were quite hard. For example, back-propagation in ...
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What are the top contributions from neuroscience to AI and viceversa? How much progress has been made from the interaction between these two fields?

What are the top contributions from neuroscience to artificial intelligence and vice versa? How much progress has been made from the interaction between these two fields? Is there a formal field ...
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Are there any conferences dedicated to artificial general intelligence?

Similarly to What are the scientific journals dedicated to artificial general intelligence?, are there any conferences dedicated to artificial general intelligence?
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What are some conferences for publishing papers on graph convolutional networks?

What are some conferences for publishing papers on graph convolutional networks?
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What kind of experience do I need to get into an AI master's programme?

I'm about to go into my third and final year of my mathematics degree and I recently discovered some master's programmes in AI that really interest me. I have very little experience in programming. I'...
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Is it worth getting a masters in AI from a top 100 ranked university?

I’ve heard it’s not worth getting a masters from a school that’s not top 100, but AI masters is not that common so I feel the selection is quite scarce. Is it worth getting a masters in AI from not a ...
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What are some references that discuss questions asked during deep learning interviews?

I was wondering whether anyone could point me to some references that discuss Deep Learning interview questions for Deep Learning Engineer Role, from the most basic through the more advanced. Answers ...
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Which online AI masters degrees do you recommend me?

I have a computer science degree and have done AI courses and projects. I want to study AI in a good university, probably online because in my country there are no good universities. Which online AI ...
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What is Cognitive Intelligence?

Similarly to the question, What is artificial intelligence? Cognitive Intelligence, as well as being a part of Artificial Intelligence, is an area that mainly covers the technology and tools that ...
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Ideas for a computer vision project [closed]

I'm working towards getting into a Computer Vision-based tech team in college. To get in, I have to impress my college seniors with an independent project. The team works on autonomous driving, so any ...
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Ideas for a thesis on policy gradient methods [closed]

I've looked into policy gradient RL the last few months. As I find the topic quite interesting, I've been readings lots of papers about it. My aim is to write my master thesis in Maths about it. I ...