# Questions tagged [algorithm]

For questions about algorithm's that exhibit characteristics of intelligence, or are critical components in systems that exhibit intelligence, and problem-solving and goal-based algorithms in general.

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### How would AI prioritize situational ethics?

There's a real possibility that self driving cars become more than just a high tech novelty and they start changing the market. As seen in Logan, self driven commercial freight might be among the ...
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### What are the differences between A* and greedy best-first search?

What are the differences between the A* algorithm and the greedy best-first search algorithm? Which one should I use? Which algorithm is the better one, and why?
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### What are the most important components in the algorithm of a minimum AI?

If someone wants to develop a basic AI with some code modules,Let us say the AI just has to provide an action when stimulated in a certain situation based on its previous understanding of situations. ...
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### Selecting the right technique to predict disease from symptoms

I'm trying to come up with the right algorithm for a system in which the user enters a few symptoms and the system has to predict or determine the likelihood that a few selected symptoms are ...
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### Is a very powerful oracle sufficient to trigger the AI singularity?

Lets say we have a oracle $S$ that, given any function $F$ and desired output $y$, can find an input $x$ that causes $F$ to output $y$ if it exists, or otherwise returns nil. I.e.: S(F, y) = x \...
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### Use of machine learning for analyzing companies enlisted in stock market

Can current trends and tools, in the field of machine learning, replicate the complexity of financial market? If yes, then what are the tools available in this domain. Q. I am trying to build a model ...
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### How to store datasets of lexical connections?

I'm investigating the possibility of storing the semantic-lexical connections (such as the relationships to the other words such as phrases and other dependencies, its strength, part of speech, ...
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### Are there local search algorithms that make use of memory to give better solutions?

I have been studying local search algorithms such as greedy hill-climbing, stochastic hill-climbing, simulated annealing, etc. I have noticed that most of these methods take up very little memory as ...
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### How do I know if my backpropagation is implemented correctly?

I'm working on implementation of the backpropagation algorithm for a simple neural network which predicts a probability of survival (1 or 0) and I can't get it above 80% no matter how much I try to ...
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### How to write C decompiler using AI?

I would like to learn more whether it is possible and how to write a program which decompiles executable binary (an object file) to the C source. I'm not asking exactly 'how', but rather how this can ...
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### Ideas on how to make a neural net learn how to split sequence into sub sequences

How can I train a neural network to recognize sub-sequences in a sequence flow? For example: Given the sequence 111100002222 as an input sample from a stream, the neural network would recognize that ...