Ive been doing ML for some time now (master’s degree in Computer Vision plus 1 year work experience). I find that my skills are not so much at innovating in the field, rather looking at state of the art and applying that to industry-specific needs. Ive essentially been doing consulting work up until now (drafting and showcasing proof of concepts to clients), however I’ve been doing it for a company as their full-time employee. I want to start doing this on my own dime.
Has anyone gone through a similar path? Part of me feels like getting more industry experience could be good, but part of me is very attracted to the independence and freedom consulting could give.
Any advice is helpful. For what it’s worth, I have some savings that I could live off of for a few months, and no other real financial obligations.