Industry experience in IT vs directly pursuing a master’s degree in AI

Hello, I’m currently studying IT Programming and have 2 years left until I graduate with my undergraduate degree. I’m very interested in AI and want to work in this field in academia. I’m planning to pursue a master’s degree in AI. Is it better to work in a company and gain some experience before my master’s, or should I go directly into the master’s program since my goal is to work in academia? I would highly appreciate any advice regarding pursuing a master’s in AI.
Thank you :slight_smile:


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