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What are the current big challenges in Natural Language Processing and Understanding?

I'm doing a paper for a class on the topic of big problems that are still prevalent in AI, specifically in the area of Natural Language Processing and Understanding. From what I understand, the areas: ...
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When are compiled vs. interpreted languages more optimal in AI?

When are interpreted languages more optimal? When are compiled languages more optimal? What are the qualities and functions that render the so in relation to various AI methods?
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How Dempster-Shafer theory work in AI?

How does Dempster-Shafer theory work in representing ignorance in AI field?
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Is there anything theoretically revolutionary about Deep Neural Network?

In recent years we have seen quite a lot of impressive display of Deep Neural Network (DNN), as demonstrated most famously by AlphaGo and its cousin programs. But if I understand correctly, deep ...
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How much can the addition of new features improve the performance?

How much can the addition of new features improve the performance of the model during the optimization process? Let's say I have a total of 10 features. Suppose I start the optimisation process using ...
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What are the current theories on the development of a conscious AI?

What are the current theories on the development of a conscious AI? Is anyone even trying to develop a conscious AI? Is it possible that consciousness is an emergent phenomenon, that is, once we put ...
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What is convergence in machine learning?

I came across this answer on Quora, but it was pretty sparse. I'm looking for specific meanings in the context of machine learning, but also mathematical and economic notions of the term in general.
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What does 'democratizing AI' exactly mean?

In my AI literature research, I often notice authors use term 'democratizing AI', especially in the AutoML area. I think I have an idea of what this means, but I would like to ask you for some more ...
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Is there a way to understand neural networks without using the concept of brain?

Is there a way to understand, for instance, a multi-layered perceptron without hand-waving about them being similar to brains etc? For example: it is obvious that what a perceptron does is ...
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Is it possible to build an AI that learns humanity, morally?

It is a new era and people are trying to evolve more in science and technology. Artificial Intelligent is one of the ways to achieve this. We have seen lots of examples for AI sequences or a simple "...
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Is it possible for an AI to work in a computer without the power cord being plugged in?

Could an Artificial Intelligence be able to interact (see, talk, etc.) with someone even when there's no power cord connected to the machine it's running on? Might it find some way to generate its own ...
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Is the gradient at a layer independent of the activations of the previous layers?

Is the gradient at a layer (of a feed-forward neural network) independent of the activations of the previous layers? I read this in a paper titled Mean Field Residual Networks: On the Edge of Chaos (...
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Help and guide books in the study of AI

Useful knowledge is costly to obtain. Above all books require a substantial investment. I have bought 6 books on AI. For ...
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Why is image classification tasks are dominated by minimizing cost function instead of maximizing ones?

I was watching a video of policy gradient by Andrej Karpathy at 10:00 there shows an equation for supervised learning for image classification. $max\sum _{i}log \:p(y_i|x_i)$ I have worked with ...
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Can NEAT produce neural networks where inputs are directly connected to outputs?

Can NEAT produce neural networks where inputs are directly (without intermediate hidden neurons) connected to outputs?
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Are human brain processes, like creativity, intuition or imagination, computable processes?

Are human brain processes, like intuition, creativity, imagination and the ability to create art, computable processes?
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The possibility of emerging of the psychology of an artificial intelligence

The question, in short, is: what the possibility of emerging of the new branch of the psychology - the psychology of an artificial intelligence? Possibly as a new branch of an engineering psychology, ...
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Is the singularity something to be taken seriously?

The term Singularity is often used in mainstream media for describing visionary technology. It was introduced by Ray Kurzweil in a popular book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology (...
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How can I systematically learn about the theory of neural networks?

I have seen a few articles about neural nets. Mostly they went along these lines: we tried these architectures, these meta parameters, we trained it for $x$ hours on $y$ CPUs, and it gave us these ...
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What should I do when the potential value of a state is too high?

I'm working on a Reinforcement Learning task where I use reward shaping as proposed in the paper Policy invariance under reward transformations: Theory and application to reward shaping (1999) by ...
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Is it possible to control asymptotic behaviour of neural network models?

Is it possible to specify what the asymptotic behaviour of a Neural Networks (NN) model should be? I am thinking on NN which try to learn a mapping $\vec y=f(\vec x)$ with $\vec x$ a vector of ...
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Can Neural Networks self-optimize?

Suppose that you show a neural network its own code, and allow it to edit itself? Can a neural network modify its own weights and architecture (the number of layers, the number of neurons per layer, ...
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

The field of AI has expanded profoundly in recent years, as has public awareness and interest. This includes the arts, where fiction about AI has been popular since at least Isaac Asimov. Films on ...
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Are neural networks prone to catastrophic forgetting?

Imagine you show a neural network a picture of a lion 100 times and label with "dangerous", so it learns that lions are dangerous. Now imagine that previously you have shown it millions of images of ...
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What does “hard for AI” look like?

In theoretical computer science, there is a massive categorization of the difficulty of various computational problems in terms of their asymptotic worst-time computational complexity. There doesn't ...
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Why do neural networks have bias units?

Why do neural networks have bias units? Why is it sometimes okay to opt them out?
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What are the types of artificial intelligence and how are they measured?

I was reading an interesting book about the role of AI in Cybersecurity, and the author mentioned there being 3-4 types. Each one is dependent on its abilities and understanding. For example, a ‘...
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Does artificial intelligence write its own code?

Does artificial intelligence write its own code and then execute it? If so, does it create separate functions for each purpose?
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Could an AI be built to learn based of interaction with a human?

A neural network is usually programmed to learn from datasets to solve a specific problem. Essentially, they perform non-linear regression. Could a neural network be programmed to receive input from ...
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What is an agent in Artificial Intelligence?

While studying artificial intelligence, I have often encountered the term "agent" (often autonomous, intelligent). For instance, in fields such as Reinforcement Learning, Multi-Agent Systems, Game ...
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What is a learning agent?

What is a learning agent, and how does it work? What are examples of learning agents (e.g., in the field of robotics)?
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What is the difference between simple reflex and model-based agents?

What is the difference between simple reflex and model-based agents? What is the role of the internal state, in the case of model-based agents?
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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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If AI can perceive, can it be sentient? [duplicate]

I think that AI perceive the world. Can an AI be sentient?
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Can I filter barking sounds on the television?

My dog goes bonkers every time the sound of a barking dog is heard on a television program. I never noticed this before but literally every movie or show with an outdoors setting eventually includes ...
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Is explainable AI more feasible through symbolic AI or soft computing?

Is explainable AI more feasible through symbolic AI or soft computing? How much each paradigm, symbolic AI and soft computing (or hydrid approaches), adresses explanation and argumentation, where ...
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Would an artificial general intelligence have to be Turing complete?

Artificial general intelligence is the intelligence of a machine that could successfully perform any intellectual task that a human being can. Would an artificial general intelligence have to be ...
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Can an AI distinguish between good and bad according to people living in a restricted geographical area?

Would people go far with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to the point where machines could learn during a long period of time to distinguish what's 'good' from 'bad' according to people ...
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What does learning mean?

Can someone explain what is the process of learning? What does it mean to learn something?
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What are the known ways to test AI black boxes?

Is there any conmprehensive paper or site that describes an overview of the known black box testing techniques?
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Is there any scientific/mathematical argument that prevents deep learning from ever producing strong AI?

I read Judea Pearl's The Book of Why, in which he mentions that deep learning is just a glorified curve fitting technology, and will not be able to produce human-like intelligence. From his book ...
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Are Cellular Neural Networks one type of Neural Networks?

I am researching Cellular Neural Networks and have already read Chua's two articles (1988). In cellular neural networks, a cell is only in relation with its neighbors. So its is easy to use it for ...
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Theoretical grounding for ease of training with a prior

If we have a neural network that learns the generative model for P(A, B, C) And now, we want to learn the generative model for P(A, B, C, D) Is there any theory that says learning P(A,B,C) and then ...
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How does Tara AI work?

Cisco and other companies are using Tara AI—a matching tool that connects IT projects with freelancers who have the exact skills required to complete them. Looking for an explanation of how Tara AI ...
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Superhuman AI to disguise as human players

TL;DR below. You entered a online mini video game. It's a fast-paced hypercasual game. But it's a ranked one - top 10 get prizes. The leaderboard resets and prizes are handed out every couple of ...
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Neural nets need a short term memory of some sort

I notice with the recent revelation of severe limitations in some AI domains such as self driving cars that NNets behave with the same sort of errors as in simpler models. Ie: They may be ~100% ...
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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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Are winning and imitating the primary indicators of intelligence?

Conjecture 1: The smartest chess playing system is the one that wins the tournament. Conjecture 2: The computer system that imitates human dialog is as smart as the human whose dialog was imitated. ...
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How would a quantum computer potentially facilitate artificial consciousness, assuming it is possible?

How would a quantum computer potentially facilitate artificial consciousness, assuming it is possible?
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Batch PTA stopping condition

I am reviewing my Neural Network lectures and I have a doubt: My book's (Haykin) batch PTA describes a cost function which is defined over the set of the misclassified inputs. I have always been ...