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That's not going to stop me from learning as much about it as I can. I don't plan on doing research AI. But that doesn't mean my job won't involve AI at all. I think even very ordinary people will be involved as AI increasingly makes its way into ordinary consumer products. For example, people with very average backgrounds in Amazon warehouses interact with robots all day long. The ones who take the effort to understand just a little bit about what those robots can do can further their careers and take supervisory roles over those robots rather than doing more manual warehouse tasks.

In that sense, even learning just a little bit about AI could pay off quite well in the sense that being aware of how to apply what other people have developed, and having a better understanding of the tools you are using, can help you in your day-to-day job. I wouldn't consider not being able to get "a real AI job" as a terrible failure. Even just getting a little better at my current job because I looked into it would be okay.
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AlphaZero yooooo

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if you want to do the real interesting work you need to do a PhD imo and get outta insurance lul
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Hopefully they get around to applying to that to Civ...
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SC2 should be interesting. all of the units will move independently as if they had 1000 hotkeys and the user had infinite attention capacity. man i'd love to watch some replays of that
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SC2 should be interesting. all of the units will move independently as if they had 1000 hotkeys and the user had infinite attention capacity. man i'd love to watch some replays of that
Yeah I dunno what is up with game AI's inability to form a meaningful army of any sort. Most of the games just send the units in one at a time in a suicide attack.
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dota 2 has been done

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Actuaries don't really deal with big data, so the comparison does not apply. Also, there is little to gain in the Actuarial world beyond a Masters. The vast majority of higher ups at my company have Masters degrees. Few have Ph. D's.

My brother is in Big data (He is VP Global head of data now) so I can tell you something about his peers. They pretty much all have Ph.D's and some even both Ph. D & MBA.

So I'm sorry, but you will simply not be competititve with only a Bachelors if you go into Big data. You would most likely make it into management given enough time, but I doubt you would go beyond that.
Two MBAs without a PhD would be even better.
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Yeah which is why GT appeals to me. Seems like a big win if I can get in.
Georgia Tech? It's an online masters with almost no opportunities for networking. I would recommend an in-person program instead.
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