Questions tagged [statistical-ai]

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Why exactly do neural networks require i.i.d. data?

In reinforcement learning, successive states (actions and rewards) can be correlated. An experience replay buffer was used, in the DQN architecture, to avoid training the neural network (NN), which ...
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Are neural networks statistical models?

By reading the abstract of Neural Networks and Statistical Models paper it would seem that ANNs are statistical models. In contrast Machine Learning is not just glorified Statistics. I am looking ...
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How can supervised learning be viewed as a conditional probability of the labels given the inputs?

In the literature and textbooks, one often sees supervised learning expressed as a conditional probability, e.g., $$\rho(\vec{y}|\vec{x},\vec{\theta})$$ where $\vec{\theta}$ denotes a learned set of ...
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What are the differences in scope between statistical AI and classical AI?

What are the differences in scope between statistical AI and classical AI? Real-world examples would be appreciated.
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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 traditional machine learning obsolete given that neural networks typically outperform them?

I have been coming across visualizations showing that the neural nets tend to perform better as compared to the traditional machine learning algorithms (Linear regression, Log regression, etc.) ...