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What exactly are genetic algorithms and what sort of problems are they good for?

I've noticed that a few questions on this site mention genetic algorithms and it made me realize that I don't really know much about those. I have heard the term before, but it's not something I've ...
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What are some well-known problems where neural networks don't do very well?

Background: It's well-known that neural networks offer great performance across a large number of tasks, and this is largely a consequence of their universal approximation capabilities. However, in ...
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How do I choose the best algorithm for a board game like checkers?

How do I choose the best algorithm for a board game like checkers? So far, I have considered only three algorithms, namely, minimax, alpha-beta pruning, and Monte Carlo tree search (MCTS). Apparently,...
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What is the scope of real-world deep learning applications in 2020?

2015 was a milestone year for AI--"deep learning" was validated in a very public way with AlphaGo. However, at the time, the question was raised: "What else is deep learning good for?&...
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When is deep learning overkill?

For example, for classifying emails as spam, is it worthwhile - from a time/accuracy perspective - to apply deep learning (if possible) instead of another machine learning algorithm? Will deep ...
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What are all the different kinds of neural networks used for? [closed]

I found the following neural network cheat sheet (Cheat Sheets for AI, Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Deep Learning & Big Data). What are all these different kinds of neural networks used ...
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How do recommendation systems work?

How do recommendation systems (e.g. on Youtube) work? Apparently, every user gets different recommendations depending on his location, his past liked videos, etc. So it would seem like a training ...
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Are there any applications of reinforcement learning other than games?

Is there a way to teach reinforcement learning in applications other than games? The only examples I can find on the Internet are of game agents. I understand that VNC's control the input to the ...
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How could AI solve planet's major problems?

I had been reading that AI could solve planet's major problems. How could it be done? For example, how exactly could AI be applied to address climate change? What are examples of applications of AI to ...
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Examples of uses of artificial intelligence at work

I'm going to give a talk, and I'm preparing the material. The purpose of the conversation is to convince companies in my region that it is possible to apply artificial intelligence in solving everyday ...
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Medical diagnosis systems based on artificial neural networks

Are there any medical diagnosis systems that are already used somewhere that are based on artificial neural networks?
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Is the expert system still in use today?

In my country, the Expert System class is mandatory, if you want to take the AI specialization in most universities. In class, I learned how to make a rule-based system, forward chaining, backward ...
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Is AI programming useful in everyday programs?

I'm curious about Artificial Intelligence. In my everyday job I develop standard applications, like websites with basic functionalities like user subscription, file upload, forms saved in a database......
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What are the applications of ant colony optimization algorithms?

I'm interested in ant colony optimization algorithms and bee algorithms,but I'm confused what are the applications of these algorithms Can you suggest me some examples of applications can I work on?
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What are some examples of statistical AI applied to real-world problems?

I believe that statistical AI uses inductive thought processes. For example, deducing a trend from a pattern, after training. What are some examples of successfully applied statistical AI to real-...
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Is there any research on the application of AI for drug design?

Is there any research on the application of AI for drug design? For example, you could train a deep learning model about current compounds, substances, structures, and their products and chemical ...
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How are “lags” and “exogenous factors” accounted for in reinforcement learning?

In reinforcement learning, the system sets some controllable variables, and then determines the quality of the result of the dependent variable(s); using that "quality" to update the ...
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What are the AI technologies currently used to fight the coronavirus pandemic?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), as of 29 September 2020, has affected many countries ...