The Discourse AI bot currently utilizes RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation) for each forum post. Consequently, the AI should be able to reasonably determine if a topic can be closed and ask the original poster if it’s acceptable to do so. If the answer is yes then a moderator can close the topic.
I often see users on Q&A sites reviving old topics, which can create extra work for moderators and support staff. They have to spend more time figuring out the new posts. If we close these topics when it’s clear they have an answer, it helps keep the questions relevant to the current timeframe and less text to read and decipher.