Best double major for Artificial Intelligence?

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Hi, what's the best double major for someone interested in succeeding in artificial intelligence research after college?

Of course, Computer Science is primary. Or is it Computer Engineering? There's also mathematics and its subdivisions (like applied math or statistics), any of the cognitive sciences (linguistics, psych, neuroscience, etc.) and so forth.

I'm also wondering how much extensive grounding in neuroscience or cognitive psychology can inform AI research.
 

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Computer science, and maybe cognitive science if you are intersted in neural networks & brain function. If you are interested in robotics then add engineering. Lots of AI involves formal logic which can be maths (eg proof theory) or even philosophy. Natural language understanding is more linguistics.
 
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Depends on the school I guess. The school I went to many of the AI type classes were actually taught under electrical/computer engineering (neural networks, genetic algorithms, expert systems, fuzzy logic). Probably just because the professor who ran the robotics lab and taught a lot of those classes was an ECE professor.
 

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