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Why is Lisp such a good language for AI?

I've heard before from computer scientists and from researchers in the area of AI that that Lisp is a good language for research and development in artificial intelligence. Does this still apply, with ...
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How to select number of hidden layers and number of memory cells in an LSTM?

I am trying to find some existing research on how to select the number of hidden layers and the size of these of an LSTM-based RNN. Is there an article where this problem is being investigated, i.e., ...
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What research has been done in the domain of “Identifying sarcasm in text”?

Identifying sarcasm is considered as one of the most difficult open-ended problems in the domain of ML and NLP. So, was there any considerable research done in that front? If yes, then what is the ...
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Strategic planning and multi dimensional knapsack problem

I'm trying to find a planning approach to solve a problem that attempts to model learning of new material. We assume that we only have one resource such as Wikipedia, which contains a list of articles ...
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Why spend so much time and money to build AIs to play Games?

I was reading about John McCarthy and his orthodox vision of Artificial Intelligence. To me, it seems like he was not very much in favour of resources (like time and money) being used to make AIs play ...
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Are there any textual CAPTCHA challenges which can fool AI, but not human?

Are there any modern techniques of generating textual CAPTCHA (so person needs to type the right text) challenges which can easily fool AI with some visual obfuscation methods, but at the same time ...
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Will computers be able to understand user emotions? How far are we?

My research is in the field of the Affective Computing, particularly I'm studying the part of emotion recognition which is, indeed recognising the emotions that are being felt by the user/subject. ...
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How close are we to creating Ex Machina?

Are there any research teams which attempted to create or have already created an AI robot which can be as close to intelligent as these found in Ex Machina or I, Robot movies? I'm not talking about ...
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How much of Deep Mind's work is actually reproducible?

Deep Mind has published a lot of works on deep learning in the last years, most of them state-of-the-art on their respective tasks. But how much of this work has actually been reproduced by the AI ...
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How to stay a up-to-date researcher in ML/RL community?

As a student who wants to work on machine learning, I would like to know how it is possible to start my studies and how to follow it to stay up-to-date. For example, I am willing to work on RL and MAB ...
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What sort of mathematical problems are there in AI that people are working on?

I recently got a 18-month postdoc position in a math department. It's a position with relative light teaching duty and a lot of freedom about what type of research that I want to do. Previously I was ...
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What is the most sophisticated AI ever made?

What is the most advanced AI software humans have made to date and what does it do?
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What are the top artificial intelligence journals? [closed]

What are the top artificial intelligence journals? I am looking for general artificial intelligence research, not necessarily machine learning.
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Getting to understand continuous state/action spaces MDPs and Reinforcement Learning

Most introductions to the field of MDPs and Reinforcement learning focus exclusively on domains where space and action variables are integers (and finite). This way we are introduced quickly to Value ...
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What is an intuitive explanation of how Google's AutoML works?

I recently read that Google has developed a new AI that anyone can upload data to and it will instantly generate models i.e. an image recognition model based off that data. Can someone explain to me ...
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Perfect play in information incomplete games

As titled, is there such thing as perfect play (or at least "perfectly optimal") in a game with incomplete information? Or at least a proof as to show why there cannot? Naively (and seemingly ...
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How good is AI at generating new, unseen [visual] examples?

By new, unseen examples; I mean like the animals in No Man's Sky. A couple of images of the animals are: So, upon playing this game, I was curious about how good is AI at generating visual ...
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Is AI living or non-living?

I'm a bit confused about the definition of life. Can AI systems be called 'living'? Because they can do most of the things that we can. They can even communicate with one another. They are not ...
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How can people contribute to AGI research?

Is there a way for people outside of core research community of AGI to contribute to the cause? There are a lot of people interested in supporting the field, but there is no clear way to do that. Is ...
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Is the neuron adequately comprehended?

It is possible that the signal handling of a neuron is outside the engineering comprehension of the most astute of human brains, even after the relationships of inputs to outputs are statistically ...
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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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Did the Facebook robots both want everything but the balls?

According to this article, two Facebook ai's had the following "creepy" negotiation over a transaction: Bob: i can i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alice: balls have zero to me ...
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Neural network for data visualization

At my work we're currently doing some research into data visualisation for highly inter connected data, basically graphs. We've been implementing all sorts of different layouts and trying to see ...
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Self-driving control logic based on semantic segmentation

In the context of autonomous driving, two main stages are typically implemented: an image processing stage and a control stage. The first aims at extracting useful information from the acquired image ...
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Recommendations for research: Influential NLP projects of the last 5 years

I'm looking at the history of NLP (and by extension, machine learning) and starting in the 1950s with the Georgetown–IBM experiment. Are there any particular studies nor projects done with Natural ...
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What are the likely AI advancements in the next 10 years?

What are the likely AI advancements in the next 5-10 years? I first want to specify that I have nearly no knowledge about How AI works. I just have interest to know more and more about it. Some ...
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What does “death” intuitively mean in the paper “Death and Suicide in Universal Artificial Intelligence”?

In the paper Death and Suicide in Universal Artificial Intelligence, a proposal is given for what death could mean for Artificial Intelligence. What does this mean using English only? I understand ...
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Can neural networks be better than human experts at prediction of greyhound racing results?

Were there any studies which checked the accuracy of neural network predictions of greyhound racing results, compared to a human expert? Would it achieve a better payoff?
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Diagnosing mental health problems using Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning techniques

I've seen events, like CogX and articles which describe how machine learning techniques or algorithms can be used to diagnose mental health issues. Here is my question; How can artificial ...
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Berkeley AI Course Question on Nearly Zero Sum Games

I am drawing this question from Berkeley's AI course (also not sure if it is the correct place to ask, so I apologize ahead of time) https://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs188/pacman/course_schedule.html ...
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How would we know if AI development will continue to be multipolar, or will become monolithic?

Currently, many different organizations do cutting-edge AI research, and some innovations are shared freely (at a time lag) while others are kept private. I'm referring to this state of affairs as '...
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What can be done to correct for sampling bias introduced from (noisy) training data while training a DNN?

The obvious solution is to ensure that the training data is balanced - but in my particular case that is impossible. What corrections can one perform in such a scenario? I know that my training data ...
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Artificial Intelligence in Data Compression

What is current research in artificial intelligence and machine learning in the field of data compression? I have done my research on the PAQ series of compressors, some of which use neural networks ...
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What is the current state-of-the-art in Reinforcement Learning regarding data efficiency?

In other words, which existing reinforcement method learns in fewest episodes? R-Max comes to mind, but its very old and I'd like to know if there is something better now.
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What non-math/CS classes are good supplements for computational neuroscience and/or linguistics? [closed]

Note: I wanted to ask a meta-post first to see if this site was supposed to be used only for AI-related questions, or if AI-related questions such as this were allowed, too, but apparently you need to ...
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Why are Neural Networks considered Artificially Intelligent?

Why in every aspect are we now considering Neural Networks as an Artificially Intelligent entity/program?
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Predicting chemical reactions using AI

Is there any research which study application of AI into chemistry which can predict the output of certain chemical reactions. So for example, you train the AI about current compounds, substances, ...
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How can you do AI research by your own?

Let's say you want to do AI research and publish some papers just by your own. Would you send them to an AI journal using just your name? Which AI journals are recommended?
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Does it exist a human-like artificial intelligence?

Does it exist a human-like artificial intelligence? I define human-like as something that can act like a human in most aspects.
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Research for misbehavior detection in WiFI networks

I'm looking for research which discusses misbehavior detection in public internet access networks using ANN approaches. So it can be used by ISP to detect suspicious users connected to their network.
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Are there any anthropological studies involving AI right now?

Are there currently any studies to simulate gradual (or sudden) implementation of AIs in the general work force?
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SEIF motion update algorithm doubt

I want to implement Sparse Extended information slam. There is four step to implement it. The algorithm is available in Probabilistic Robotics Book at page 310, Table 12.3. In this algorithm line no:...
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Spiking Neural Network Resources

I'm very interested in writing a Spiking Neural Network engine (SNN) from scratch, but I can't find the basic information I need to get started. For example, I've seen pictures of the individual ...
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Multi Agent Sokoban Search Solvers state of the art

I also asked this question here but I'm repeating it on this SE because I feel it is more relevant. No intention to spam. I am researching into coding a solver for a variant of the Sokoban game with ...
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Is there research about teaching AI to “analyze the problem and design a solution”?

Update on 2019-05-19: My question is about teaching AI to solve the problem, not letting AI teach a human developer to solve a problem. Original post: I'm a software developer but very new to AI. ...
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Is private research with low funds still feasible in the field of AI?

My question assumes that a private researcher doesn't have access to anything stronger than a modern PC with a high end GPU to implement his projects. He can also use cloud computing but with limited ...
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Are all breakthroughs in AI and machine learning are due to increase in computational resources?

I have read that all the math responsible for modern day machine learning and AI was already in place in 1900s but we did not have computational resources to implement those algorithms. So, is that ...
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Are there profitable hedge funds using AI?

Is there any research in this area?
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Can silicon based computers create A.I. per definition?

Can silicon based computers create A.I. per definition of what intelligence is? Or does silicon based computers only create human mimic? If silicon based computers only create human mimic, are human ...
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Is it possible to create a 'logic system' equivalent to humans?

I've heard of AI that can solve math problems. Is it possible to create a 'logic system' equivalent to humans that can solve mathematics in the so called 'beautiful' manner? Can AI find beauty in ...