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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 forces direct research in AI and is the resulting direction a good choice?

A few forces seem to dominate the determination of AI and cybernetic research direction. The quest to automate repetitive tasks Interest in the nature of consciousness, learning, and adapting ...
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Are AI systems that Screen Job Applicants in a Video Call likely to be Legal?

There was an interesting piece in the Washington Post on Tuesday discussing the growing use of HireVue. HireVue is used to screen applications for jobs. It appears to do this both by administering ...
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Is it worth getting a masters in AI from a top 100 ranked university?

I’ve heard it’s not worth getting a masters from a school that’s not top 100, but AI masters is not that common so I feel the selection is quite scarce. Is it worth getting a masters in AI from not a ...
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Would the people of the 19th Century call our conventional software today artificial intelligence?

It is possible that the view of what is impressive enough in computer behavior to be called intelligence changes with each decade as we adjust to what capabilities are made available in products and ...
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Is it worth pursuing a career in artificial intelligence? [closed]

Is it worth pursuing a career in artificial intelligence, given the current trends and news on topic?
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Is it possible to train an animal so that it becomes as intelligent as a human?

The human and animal brain is made of neural networks. Is it possible to train an animal so that it becomes as intelligent as a human?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...