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Questions tagged [soft-question]

Use for questions that are broad or general by design. Suitable for questions on concepts, methods, and families of same. Also use for non-humanities questions that are relevant, but can't be objectively answered. (i.e. not needed for philosophical questions, or questions on social impacts.)

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What is a simplified way to explain why the AI researchers Bengio, Hinton, and Lecun, won the 2019 Turing Award?

The Turing award is sometimes called Computer Sceince's Nobel Prize. This year's award goes to Bengio, Hinton, and LeCun for their work on artificial neural networks. The actual work contributed by ...
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Why didn't champion of the Go game manage to win the last game against AlphaGo, after winning the 4th one?

In the documentary about the match, it is said that after losing the 4th game, AlphaGo came back stronger and started to play in a weird way (not human-like) and it was pretty impossible to be beaten. ...
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How can we encourage data analysts & decision-makers to accept/prefer A.I. work

Nowadays there are too much data for humans to work on alone and It is very normal for data analysts to use A.I techniques to treat and process these data so it can lead to a faster and more accurate ...
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Is Intelligence a naturally occurring function of Information Technology?

Here intelligence is defined as any analytic or decision making process, regardless of strength (utility), and, potentially, any process of computation that produces output, regardless of the medium. ...
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Was Pierce way off the mark?

“Funding artificial intelligence is real stupidity.” -- John R. Pierce Was this computer pioneer way off the mark? – or was there important sub-text there? Pierce was an expert for machine ...
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Historical weakness of GOFAI in relation to partisan combinatorial games?

I was recently perusing the paper Some Studies in Machine Learning Using the Game of Checkers II--Recent Progress (A.L. Samuel, 1967), which is interesting historically. I was looking at this figure, ...
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Can we make a chatbot that UNDERSTANDS not just answer questions based on his database?

Can we really make a chatbot that understands (rather than just replies to) questions based on the database/options of replies that it has? I mean, can it come up with correct/non-stupid replies/...
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How important will statistical learning be to a conscious AI?

Deep learning is based on getting a large number of samples and essentially making statistical deductions and outputting probabilities. On the other hand we have formal programming languages like ...
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What if there's a game where all the AI people actually lived?

Imagine the fictitious scenario in a role playing game (RPG) where the non-playing characters (NPCs) within the RPG are conscious of their own surrounding and consider the developer to be god. The ...
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The use of classification algorithms nowdays

What is the utility today of traditional machine learning algorithms such as classification algorithms with the trend of deep learning? I mean can we still use the classification algorithms for some ...
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What techniques to explore for dynamic clustering of documents (emails)?

I have a dataset of unlabelled emails that fall into distinct categories (around a dozen). I want to be able to classify them along with new ones to come in the future in a dynamic matter. I know that ...
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Predicting Human Level Artificial Intelligence

I just stumbled across this paper which contains a figure showing the aggregated subjective probability of ‘high-level machine intelligence’ arrival by future years: Even if this graph reflects the ...
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How can we specify AI field, respect to job positions?

I am interested to know, if someone wants to be an AI expert, what should he/she know, as we can see this is a vast field today! For example, if someone works on machine vision, should he/she know ...
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What skills are needed to succeed at artificial intelligence field?

I am currently studying information systems engineering (BA) and I'm thinking of getting a master degree in Artificial Intelligence.So, What are the main important skills do I need to succeed at this ...
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Thoughts on Apple Mac Pro vs GCP/AWS for Deep Learning?

I've been oogling the Mac Pro from Apple with loaded specs. Check it here if unfamiliar. I'm curious to hear anyone's thoughts of the computer for deep learning/machine learning applications vs ...
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Performance Evaluation Metrics used in Training, Validation and Testing

Which specific performance evaluation metrics are used in training, validation and testing and why? I am thinking error metrics (RMSE, MAE, MSE) are used in validation, and testing should use a wide ...
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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 ...