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From Tracy Chou’s answer via Quora: Advantages career opportunities A Computer Science Ph.D gives you a huge advantage for industry research labs, like Google Research. On occasion such labs accept people who only have master’s degrees, but this is extremely rare. A CS PhD also gives you an advantage for some quantitative finance positions, assuming your PhD is mathematical and algorithmic in nature. For some companies (typically larger ones), having a CS
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Robots sometimes need help from humans when solving complex problems. Successfully solving a problem often demands a strong model for communication and well-trained robots.
Stefanie Tellex is an assistant professor at Brown University whose research focuses on constructing robots that use natural language to communicate with humans.