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Oct. 13th, 2003

03:55 pm - MSc (again)

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From:rileen
Date:October 13th, 2003 10:08 am (UTC)
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I'm a bit surprised you didn't have an old thesis to use as a reference for style, organization etc. Pinzon used to have an online copy of his M.Sc thesis, i'd used that. I think still have a copy if you're interested - he got the best project award, i think.

The low-skilled job option doesn't sound like a great idea. I did a part-time job for most of the duration of the project(barring the last 2-3 weeks), and it 8 pounds per hour - i doubt that i could've managed with the extra hours a 5/hr job would imply. I think a part-time job at an IT company might be the way to go, esp as the work experience at a low-skilled job might be less useful for your future.

Are you thinking of doing a software engineering related project next time?
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From:johnckirk
Date:October 13th, 2003 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Are you thinking of doing a software engineering related project next time?

I was, although I'm now reconsidering that. Basically, I think that passing a software engineering project is better than failing an AI project, but passing an AI project is better still. So, it depends whether I think that I can do that or not.
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From:rileen
Date:October 14th, 2003 02:01 am (UTC)
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Of course you can pass an AI project, and do a PhD in AI as well - i guess it's more a matter of focused effort than anything else. If you'd like to review the field of AI before settling for a particular area within, why not read something like this, or this?

Perhaps you already have one or more of these books ..... what i mean is that if you really enjoy the area, you'd enjoy reading such books on your own, and it might help in choosing the most interesting area for the project.

Doing a software engineering project may be the safer option, but that's about the only justification for it - not enough in my book, but of course it's your decision.
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From:johnckirk
Date:October 14th, 2003 03:11 am (UTC)
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Good point - I have the Russell/Norvig book, although I've only read one chapter of it so far (the one that was most closely related to my project), so I'll have a look through the rest of that in advance of the project list being published in December.
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