Can we ask for an intuitive explanation of models, algorithms, and topics related to Machine Learning/Deep Learning topics?

Like - Intuitive Explanation of "AutoEncoders" or "Optimizers" etc..?

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    $\begingroup$ I doubt that there are any principled objections to asking for explanations at any of several different levels. The practice is how far that is possible. A personal rule of thumb is that intuitive usually translates as familiar. "The user interface you will find to be intuitive" == "... once it has become familiar to you". We've all (well, almost all) been caught one way or another, by someone not seeing what we regard as obvious -- or more painfully by not seeing what others regard as obvious. $\endgroup$
    – Nick Cox
    Jul 16, 2020 at 15:58

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We have lots of questions like that. Take a look at what exists under our tag. If you want, you can search on both [intuition] and [machine-learning].

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    $\begingroup$ Good gravy! I never noticed we had an intuition tag! $\endgroup$
    – Alexis
    Jul 17, 2020 at 17:00
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    $\begingroup$ 557 questions and counting, @Alexis. See you at Thanksgiving! $\endgroup$ Jul 17, 2020 at 17:05

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