Math to make CS serious
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I'm a CS student. In the beginning of the course, there wasn't much math, some teacher said that in practice they don't use math at all. Some said that in some specific areas like AI, more math was used. Great, I wanted to study AI anyway. So finally I began to study AI and was one of the biggest disappointments in my life. Some fields like metaheuristics have no cohesive theory at all. Worst: I almost don't see people putting effort to find one. No elegant universal analysis or mechanism. Very little math used. Most publications are in the style of "I tried to change the parameters of this algorithm to this to see if it works better in some random instances of this problem".
But I believe that CS is important. In particular, I believe that AI is important.
You guys adore to mock CS. Fine enough. But can you suggest what math would be necessary to study CS and AI "seriously"?
I'm asking this probably because of how much I'm disappointed with my field, but still, the question is serious.
I would specially welcome answers from mathematicians that turned to the field of AI.
Most of the more relevant theorems and theories and algorithms that I saw in CS and AI were actually made by mathematicians and physicists, now I’m not surprised.
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GUYS I GOT IT
The universe is a just the big bang particle going through wave cycles. When we hit heat death, the wave function flattens, then the universe begins to head back towards a particle (the big crunch). Not really sure what happens for the second part, but it's a cycle.
So the universe is really just a particle this whole time just pretending to be in a bunch of other places, until some god-like being looks at us and then we have to assume a position or something I think.
OH SHIT IT GET'S WORSE
What if it's not gods that have to look at the particle-universe for it to collapse its superposition, but actually just one of us. So like in a double slit experiment, if an idiot looks at the reflection pattern, the electrons would hypothetically still behave as a wave since the idiot doesn't know anything. Basically, once we figure out how and why the universe is supposed to work, it assumes a superposition, and we all die and the universe ends?