Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Good thread with what I think is a pretty typical problem and a lot of good advice in what to do. Long story short: the student is working at a company as part of his Master's Thesis, he's doing an AI project, and it's not going well, and he's having doubts about the whole thing. Most people are telling him to get his academic guidance from his professorial supervisor, not his boss at the company. That's the thing with these theses: they're usually in areas the students are really interested in (they were for me) and if they go south it can feel like an existential crisis. But in fact, there's no real need to advance the state of the art with a thesis (much less a Masters thesis).

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