Falk Lieder (Max Planck)
Improving Human Decision-Making and Learning with Psychologically-Informed Technologies
Historically, many cognitive scientists have considered rational decision-making in complex real-world problems computationally intractable. Yet, in the real world, some people excel at it nonetheless. To resolve this apparent contradiction, I developed a mathematical theory of rational heuristics that make optimal use of people’s bounded cognitive resources, limited information, and finite time. In this talk, I will illustrate how this theory can be applied to improve human decision-making with psychologically-informed educational technologies, decision aids, and (intelligent) digital assistants.