What's it like to do a PhD in Artificial Intelligence?
Doing a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, you'll be developing new technology that helps AI systems solve problems and make decisions. You'll likely have the opportunity to collaborate with experts from the local AI community.
Some popular research topics in Artificial Intelligence include:
- Machine learning
- Computer vision
- Intelligent robotics
- Natural language processing
- Data analytics
Your research will likely have three main objectives:
- Designing and implementing algorithms
- Testing and evaluating these algorithms
- Implementing your new solutions
Some popular AI research methods include machine learning, Bayesian techniques, deep learning and probabilistic reasoning.
You may also be asked to write a thesis that will contribute to the existing body of AI research. Your thesis must be defended in an oral viva examination at the end of your PhD.
Most PhDs in Artificial Intelligence are pre-designed, although some universities may accept students proposing their own research if it aligns with the research interests of the department.