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    All engineering disciplines.

    Massive deficit of engineers especially in the UK
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    It's pretty subjective, any STEM degree is valuable including all psychology, medical and healthcare degrees
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    BSc Artifical Intelligence
    BSc Automation Technology
    BA World Peace
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    Computer science/software engineering
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    Hands down Computer Science, Software Engineering, Machine Learning and Computer Vision.
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    In no particular order: mathematics, physics, electrical/mechanical engineering, computer science,...
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    Probably alchemy given how much things are regressing.
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    Languages?
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    (Original post by Sam00)
    It's pretty subjective, any STEM degree is valuable including all psychology, medical and healthcare degrees
    TE is generally 'better' than SM, especially S. STEM should be narrowed to TEM and eventually TE. Med/Law/Eng are the big 3, esp Med/Eng.
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    Data Science. It may be hyped a bit too much right now and it may fall in popularity in the next few years. But definitely one of the most valuable degree.
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    One that probably no one will mention is Philosophy.. with the increasing amount of machinery and robots etc being used and introduced into our society, a lot of ethical issues will arise from that.
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    (Original post by Cubone-r)
    One that probably no one will mention is Philosophy.. with the increasing amount of machinery and robots etc being used and introduced into our society, a lot of ethical issues will arise from that.
    But it's still not really an employable degree though... what job will focus purely on ethics of robots etc? Lol
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    Chinese? Arabic? Now we're leaving the EU...
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    (Original post by Sacred Ground)
    But it's still not really an employable degree though... what job will focus purely on ethics of robots etc? Lol
    Ethical robot officer lol
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    (Original post by Cubone-r)
    One that probably no one will mention is Philosophy.. with the increasing amount of machinery and robots etc being used and introduced into our society, a lot of ethical issues will arise from that.
    The debate over how we build safe AI is far more than a technical debate. I think you're right that it's going to call upon considerable philosophical and psychological reasoning to get it right.
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    (Original post by Cubone-r)
    One that probably no one will mention is Philosophy.. with the increasing amount of machinery and robots etc being used and introduced into our society, a lot of ethical issues will arise from that.
    This is true. But Silicone Valley really don't give a stuff about ethics. It will be to law makers to regulate and they know nothing about Philosophy either.

    To the OP - any form of technology degree is nothing to lose. The Cyber industry alone is projecting a requirement of 1.2 million additional workers worldwide by 2020 right now.
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    CompSci, Electrical/Electronic/Mechatronic Engineering, Biomedical/Biochemical Engineering, Nursing, Medicine, teacher training, Mechanical Engineering

    probably a couple more but cba

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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    This is true. But Silicon Valley really don't give a stuff about ethics. It will be to law makers to regulate and they know nothing about Philosophy either.
    That's just not true. When you look at the philanthropy done by people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg you can't sit there and make a straight faced claim these people don't care about ethics.

    And I trust our law makers on ethics even less. Their consideration for peoples well being extends about as far as how much they need them to keep them in power and perform the menial labour on top of which they base their economy. You take away half of that need they have for people and it wouldn't surprise me if they allow a threat to be manufactured just to make themselves relevant in protecting us from AI.

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    Nursing, teacher training
    Interesting in that I think you're right that these will always have jobs available for them, but I do think there are two problems with these fields. One is they are jobs that attract nurturers who allow their good will to be exploited so they're low paid.

    Two is even though we will want human nurses and teachers, their jobs will be increasingly supported by machine learning/AI solutions and will require less skill than they do now, so there is little chance of pay in these professions recovering once the bulk of the thinking required is offloaded to computers.
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    (Original post by BigYoSpeck)
    That's just not true. When you look at the philanthropy done by people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg you can't sit there and make a straight faced claim these people don't care about ethics.
    Yes I can. Let's look at Facebook for example. A wonderful way for people to share their lives in a social manner. Fantastic!! Well done Mark. Or a platform for bullying, hate crime, radicalisation and paedophilia. And what are Facebook doing about it? Well not a whole lot. After all, they are only the platform.

    Then we have Elon Musk going full steam ahead for self driving cars because the world will such a better place with self driving cars. Not only will accidents be completely eliminated but people will be able to get to their destination stress free. Fantastic - bring it on... except worldwide, hundreds of millions of people will be made redundant whilst large multi-nationals make even more money.

    And Bill Gates - well yes, he is probably a nice guy, but in the 90s there was a time when Microsoft appeared to be taking over the world with shoddy releases of Windows 95. To this end, what does it say about your company when a James Bond villain is modelled around you and your company's dominance? (Tomorrow Never Dies)

    And as for Jeff Bezos. Yep - I get it, Amazon is amazing. At any time of the day I can order almost any product in my pyjamas and it will arrive a few hours later. Superb. Except my local town centre has been decimated. Those once well frequented and lovely book shops have all gone and contrary to popular belief, I now have less choice on some products that I did before. But hey - that is progress and should be allowed to continue unchecked.

    IBM said that the world would only require 4 computers and they should all be built by IBM. I can't help feeling that as Amazon start to take on our food retailers, they feel we only need one shop for everything - and it will be called Amazon - which will be using self driving trucks developed by Elon Musk with software written by Bill Gates and marketed by Mark Zuckerberg. Great - our whole lives run by four men who weren't even elected. Very ethical.

    I am not saying that the services and products created by these people aren't great - they are. But when they are being conceived they are focusing only on the good and not the bad. Take the dark web for example. Created so that US navy personnel could speak in private to their loved ones whilst on tour. Fantastic. Except it is now "the" go to place for the criminal underworld. A little bit of thought about the ethics of what was being created could have made something just as good but without so much of the bad.
 
 
 
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