Hello. I have a bachelor degree in physics and I'm an embedded programmer now. I would like to engage in scientific activities, but I can't choose the area: Laser Physics or Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition...). I heard opinion that artificial intelligence - the area is quite boring, mainly related to the meticulous study of algorithms or "primitive selection of parameters for algorithms and preparation of input data for them." By the way, I do not like studying mathematics in large quantities.