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    I've decided to go for Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence for my university course.
    Originally I intended to stick with this throughout, but am now considering switching to the traditional course for 2 reasons:
    1 - I'm not sure how it will affect employability if at all, and I guess would rather play it safe?

    2 - I worry that I'll end up missing out on key parts of the course, because my time is used on "artificial intelligence" modules? (although I don't think this'll be too much of a problem, they wouldn't not teach important factors would they?)

    I genuinely have an interest in artificial intelligence, but I don't want to miss out on anything important from the traditional course.

    Any advice would be really helpful, I still have a lot of time to decide considering I haven't even started first year yet, but it's still playing on my mind.

    Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by ludd-sama)
    I've decided to go for Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence for my university course.
    Originally I intended to stick with this throughout, but am now considering switching to the traditional course for 2 reasons:
    1 - I'm not sure how it will affect employability if at all, and I guess would rather play it safe?
    No it wont affect your employability, even if you dont choose AI, you still have to choose a specialisation nowadays and AI can be one of them.


    2 - I worry that I'll end up missing out on key parts of the course, because my time is used on "artificial intelligence" modules? (although I don't think this'll be too much of a problem, they wouldn't not teach important factors would they?)
    No, you will probably have like 1 AI related module in first year, so you will learn the basic underlying stuff linear algebra, data structures, architecture, etc so you will get the same building blocks as every other CS undergrad. AI is actually a pretty hard topic so I probably bet that if you do well in it, you will learn some pretty advanced topics you wouldnt have if you specialised in something else. Everything nowadays uses AI/Machine learning of some sort, if you get a job not related to AI, it will probably be easy anyway so you will still be fine.
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    (Original post by bigboateng_)
    No it wont affect your employability, even if you dont choose AI, you still have to choose a specialisation nowadays and AI can be one of them.




    No, you will probably have like 1 AI related module in first year, so you will learn the basic underlying stuff linear algebra, data structures, architecture, etc so you will get the same building blocks as every other CS undergrad. AI is actually a pretty hard topic so I probably bet that if you do well in it, you will learn some pretty advanced topics you wouldnt have if you specialised in something else. Everything nowadays uses AI/Machine learning of some sort, if you get a job not related to AI, it will probably be easy anyway so you will still be fine.
    THANK YOU! Alright, this has really reassured me on my choice. Thanks alot man.
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    Do what you love or interests you. Worry about the job after. There will be enormous interest in AI/machine learning in the near and remote future, so you are definitively not wasting your time by learning about it.
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    (Original post by ahpadt)
    Do what you love or interests you. Worry about the job after. There will be enormous interest in AI/machine learning in the near and remote future, so you are definitively not wasting your time by learning about it.
    Yeah, im really interested by AI so youre right, i should go for it.
    Thanks!
 
 
 
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