In the current crisis, the choice of the decision-maker is made particularly difficult by the lack of concordant scientific elements.
According to a study conducted in collaboration with the Nobel laureate in economics, Lars Peter Hansen, decision theory is an effective tool for finding the best trade-offs.
Moral combat: Do you wear a face mask to show you care about others? Or do you refuse because you believe they defy human nature?
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Here’s how governments can get more people to follow COVID-19 guidelines.
Leading tech companies are increasingly using AI to influence our behaviour. But how persuasive do we find virtual assistants?
When algorithms make decisions with real-world consequences, they need to be fair.
A machine learning expert predicts a new balance between human and machine intelligence is on the horizon. For that to be good news, researchers need to figure out how to design algorithms that are fair.
Bike-sharing schemes work when users leave the bikes in safe places that don’t inconvenience others, so why doesn’t everyone do that?
Mental short-cuts guide our everyday decision-making. Unfortunately, five biases can lead us to deny responsibility for our poor decisions and are creating problems for share-bike schemes.
Many of the debt recovery letters issued by Centrelink were the result of an intrinsically error prone system.
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The Centrelink debt recovery system reminds us that many data systems are prone to error, and that’s built in to how they work.