I know this question is a few months old. Since the time you asked your question, this field has really exploded. We are using cog sci and ML techniques more and more frequently in my world - AT&T. What I would offer is that we find great value in people with the ability to translate these advanced techniques to the business so we find the most opportunity to make use of AI/ML. When customer need and your field of interest meet, great things can happen! Try to gain some exposure to industry uses and see what piques your interests.
Tejas recommends the following next steps:
- Informational interviews