I'm interested in the evolution of neural networks. Therefore I would like to ask questions like "Who was the first to describe a perceptron with more than one output node?" Are these kind of historical questions on-topic here?

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    $\begingroup$ I don't feel confident I know enough about what is, and isn't, appropriate on this site to tell you if a question about AI history would be on-topic here. However, in case you didn't know about it, although I'm not an expert there either, I'm reasonably confident that, if appropriately worded, such a question would be on topic at the History of Science and Mathematics SE site, as AI is basically part of computer science. Nonetheless, if you decide to consider posting there, please check the site's policies & some related questions to judge for yourself first. $\endgroup$ Jan 5, 2020 at 2:48
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    $\begingroup$ Agree with @JohnOmielan. Such questions often tend to become more than just a question-answer pattern. And we never had such questions as far as I remember. So, try asking one, and we shall together figure out if they would be appropriate, as a community :) $\endgroup$
    – Dawny33
    Jan 7, 2020 at 4:39
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    $\begingroup$ ai.stackexchange.com might be another place to ask such questions since AI as an academic discipline is considered on-topic there $\endgroup$
    – Jonathan
    Jan 8, 2020 at 23:02

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Just like almost all questions on data science stack exchange, the question to you suggest is on-topic on the statistics stack exchange, see https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/history


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