Falk Lieder (Max Planck)

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Elizabeth Bowman


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Zoom link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/87885633063?pwd=UUg3NXRXOHFUOU1LckZBdWZCTFMvZz09

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.