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What are some well-known problems where neural networks don't do very well?

What are some well-known cases, problems or real-world applications where neural networks don't do very well? Specification: I'm looking for specific regression tasks (with accessible data-sets) ...
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Are Siri and Cortana AI programs?

Siri and Cortana communicate pretty much like humans. Unlike Google now which mainly gives us search results when asked some questions (not setting alarms or reminders), Siri and Cortana provide us ...
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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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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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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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Can an AI be trained to generate the outline of a story?

I know that one of the recent fads right now is to train a neural network to generate screenplays and new episodes of e.g. the Friends or The Simpsons, and that's fine: it's interesting and might be ...
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What are all the different kinds of neural networks used for?

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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Are the dialogs at Sophia's (the robot) appearings scripted?

I talk about the robot from: Hanson Robotics, which was granted the right to citizenship from Saudi Arabia. I have found the following articles: Your new friend is a humanoid robot Source: ...
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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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Could there be existential threats to humanity due to AI?

We are doing research, spending hours figuring out how we can make real AI software (intelligent agents) to work better. We are also trying to implement some applications e.g. in business, health and ...
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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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Can AI stop attacks like WannaCry?

I have done some research regarding the application of machine learning to cyber-security. After these recent attacks (like WannaCry), I think that AI-based cyber defense can prevent them. I have also ...
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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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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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Concrete examples of OpenCog's functionality

Does anyone know what specific tasks the OpenCog environment is capable of performing? I have glanced though their wiki and a few of the pages on Goertzel's site and the AI.SE. So far I could only ...
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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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What types of applications qualify as “compound intelligences”?

A question about swarm intelligence as a potential method of strong general AI came up recently, and yielded some useful answers and clarifications regarding the nature of swarm intelligence. But it ...
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What does deep learning offer with respect to standard machine learning?

I've been reading a lot about DL. I can understand to an extent how it works, in theory at least, and how it's technically different from conventional ML. But what I'm looking for is more of a "...
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Emulating human brain - with analogous NN chips

Considering the answers of this question, emulating a human brain with the current computing capacity is currently impossible, but we aren't very far from it. Note, 1 or 2 decades ago, similar ...
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Suicide Predictor and Locator

Suicide is on the increase in my country and most victims tend to leave early traces from text messages, social media accounts, search engine queries. So I came up with the idea to develop an AI ...
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How can I create an artificially intelligent aimbot for a game like CS:GO?

How can I create an artificially intelligent aimbot for a game like Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO)? I have an initial solution (or approach) in mind. We can train an image recognition model ...
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Can Machine Learning be applied to decipher the script of lost ancient languages?

Can Machine Learning be applied to decipher the script of lost ancient languages (namely, languages that were being used many years ago, but currently are not used in human societies and have been ...
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Are there real applications of fuzzy logic?

This question covers in detail, what fuzzy logic is and how it relates to other math fields, such as boolean algebra and sets theory. This question is also very related, but the answers are focused ...
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Examples of ontologies made with AI

I'm looking for more or less successful artificial intelligence usage examples to build an ontology or rationale why it can't be done. I found a lot of articles on how to use ontologies for AI, but ...
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What are the real-life applications of Transfer Learning in Machine Learning?

What are the real-life applications of Transfer Learning in Machine Learning? I am particularly interested in industrial applications of the concept.
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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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Can Artificial Intelligence be utilized for religious needs?

Artificial Intelligence is often utilized to increase the productivity. A typical example is a pick&place robot arm who helps a company to reduce the costs. The idea is, that the robotarm works ...
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Can reinforcement learning algorithms be applied to computer vision problems?

Can reinforcement learning algorithms be applied to computer vision problems? If yes, what are some examples of these applications?
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Do you know any examples of geometric deep learning used in industry?

I'm interested in the industrial use of GDL (see https://arxiv.org/abs/1611.08097). Is it used in industry? That is, does any company have access to non-Euclidean data and process it directly instead ...
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Which artificial intelligence algorithms could use tensor specific hardware?

AI algorithms involving neural networks can use tensor specific hardware. Are there any other artificial intelligence algorithms that could benefit from many tensor calculations in parallel? Are ...
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How to detect frauds in advertising business using machine learning?

I am very beginner to this world. I still learning the basics of Machine learning and AI but i have a problem at hand and i am not sure which technique or Algorithm can be applied on it. I am working ...
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Is it possible to use AI to reverse engineer software?

I was thinking of something of the sort: Build a program (call this one fake user) that generates lots and lots and lots of data based on the usage of another program (call this one target) using ...
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What are the best algorithms for image segmentation tasks?

I recently started looking for networks that focus on image segmentation tasks related to biomedical applications. I could not miss the publication U-Net: Convolutional Networks for Biomedical Image ...
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What are some of the possible future applications of intelligent agents?

I am trying to do some experiments with some intelligent agents, but I'm not sure how significant they will be in the future. What are some possible interesting applications or use-cases of ...
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Can machine learning be used to improve the average case complexity of an algorithm?

I am developing an algorithm that, in certain moment, must explore an exponential number of objects derived from a graph: ...
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What are examples of optimization problems that can be solved using a genetic algorithm?

I'm trying to learn how a genetic algorithm can solve optimization problems. I have already learned how a genetic algorithm can solve knapsack, TSP and set cover problems. I'm looking for some other ...
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Can hidden Markov models be used to model any time series data?

Can HMMs be used to model any time series data? Or does the data have to be that of a Markov process? In HTK documentation, I see that the first few lines state that it can model any time series ...
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If deep learning is a black box, then why are companies still investing in it?

If deep learning is a black box, then why are companies still investing in it?
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Why do we need artificial intelligence?

We seem to be experiencing an AI revolution, spurring advancement in many fields. Please explain, at a high level, the uses of artificial intelligence and why we might need it.
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How do I predict the occurrence of rare events?

I am trying to predict crime. I have data with factors: location, keyword description of the crime, time crime occurred and so on. This is for crimes that occurred in the past. I would like to treat ...
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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 ...
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Applications of AI for creatives and artists

I have just watched a few videos on Tedtalks talking about how AI benefits creatives and artists but none of the videos I watched provided further resources for reference. So far, I have only came ...
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When is the Markov decision process not adequate for goal-directed learning tasks?

In the book Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction (Sutton and Barto, 2018). The authors ask Exercise 3.2: Is the MDP framework adequate to usefully represent all goal-directed learning tasks? ...
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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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How can we encourage data analysts and decision-makers to adopt AI?

Nowadays, there is too much data for humans to work on alone, and it is very normal for data analysts to use AI techniques to treat and process these data so it can lead to a faster and more accurate ...
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What is the difference between learning and non-learning agents?

What is the difference between learning agents and other types of agents? In what ways learning agents can be applied? Do learning agents differ from deep learning
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How do I apply reinforcement learning to a game with infinitely many actions?

I am trying to figure out how to use a reinforcement learning algorithm, if possible, as a "black box" to play a game. In this game, a player has to avoid flying birds. If he wants to move, he has to ...
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What are some use cases of few-shot learning?

Besides computer vision and image classification, what other use cases/applications are for few-shot learning?
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Can OpenAI simulations be used in real world applications?

I know that classical control systems have been used to solve the problem of the inverted pendulum - inverted pendulum. But I've seen that people have also used machine learning techniques to solve ...
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Can alpha-beta pruning be used for applications apart from games?

Can alpha-beta pruning/ minimax be used for systems apart from games? Like for selecting the right customer for a product, etc. (the typical data science problems)? I have seen people do it, but can't ...