Towards Augmented Decision-Making (2/2): Fighting Irrationality with Nonrationality

Data is the new oil, and algorithmic decision-making, as means of commoditizing data, is here to stay.

Towards Augmented Decision-Making (1/2): The Case for Cognitive Prosthetics

Our cognitive functions are increasingly being outsourced to algorithms.

Are You Making Bad Financial Decisions Because of Information Avoidance?

Why don't we use of all the available information, which could help us make important financial decisions?

Do Dating Apps Affect Relationship Decision Making? 

Despite making dating more convenient, dating apps may provide some behavioral barriers to our emotional health and decision making.

Overwhelmed by Choice (2/2): Prosumers and Green Energy

In a similar way to standard energy consumers, behavioral tendencies can be leveraged to promote green energy use in the energy prosumer market.

The AI Governance of AI

The question of AI governance leads us to a foundational issue: to govern AI, we may need to use AI.

Freeing Cognitive “Bottleneck Congestion” in Autonomous Vehicles

Putting too much trust into driver assistance design may pose problems for road safety.

CO2 Out Of Sight, Not Out Of Mind: Carbon Capture and Storage Risks

There might be a surprising solution to global warming, one which lies deep underground.

Why Machines Will Not Replace Us

Rather than undermining humans, we are much better off thinking hard about how to upskill ourselves and learn how to work alongside machines.

Government Nudging in the Age of Big Data

Instead of applying and re-applying nudges as ‘best-guesses’, governments can tailor very specific, personalized behavioural nudges to individuals and small groups.

Does the Quantified-Self Lead to Behaviour Change?

If we don’t learn how to navigate the data offered by health technology, then it will be difficult to improve our health and well-being behaviours.

Overconfidence: From PacMan to ‘Ghost’ Torpedoes

This article explores the behavioural phenomenon of overconfidence and its consequences for officials who call the shots on decisions to wage war.

Humans and AI: Rivals or Romance?

Humans and machines will – and must – work together. What really matters is how to prepare people to work increasingly closely with machines.

Tackling Climate Change (2/2): Using VR To Influence Behavior

The potential of VR to affect our unconscious decision making through the use of increased levels of immersion, interactivity, and presence is potentially huge.

Tackling Climate Change (1/2): Why Don’t We Act On Climate Issues?

If climate change was seen as more tangible and urgent then people might be more motivated to change their behaviour.

A Magna Carta for Inclusivity and Fairness in the Global AI Economy

Whether in an economic, social, or political context, we must begin to consider inclusiveness and fairness of AI.

Phantom Cellphone Buzzes: A Behavioral Perspective

Have you ever been convinced that your phone was vibrating or ringing in your pocket, only to check and see that no one had called?

How Can We Make Online Banking More Enjoyable?

By studying customers and rethinking the user interface, we can leverage behavioral design principles to make online banking more enjoyable.

Is Mechanical Turk The New Face of Behavioral Science?

How can researchers effectively, and economically get a more representative sample of humans at large? Mechanical Turk might be the answer.

Why Decision Science Matters

Decision science is a marriage of technology and business perspective to solve complex challenges.

Improving Criminal Profiling With Decision Science

Forensic psychologists are working with law enforcement officials to integrate decision science into criminal profiling.

Cognitive Computing: Software That Augments Human Thinking

Introducing a new way of looking at software — one where humans provide intuition, and computers brute-force predictions.

Teaching Self-Driving Cars To Make Ethical Decisions

A child suddenly dashing into the road, forcing the self-driving car to choose between hitting the child or swerving into an oncoming van. What to do?

Drone Policy (1/3): Reducing The Human Cost

During one five month period between Jan. 2012 and Feb. 2013 almost 90% of those killed in American drone strikes were not the intended targets.

Drone Policy (2/3): Understanding The Issues

The policies and systems of drone warfare tend to internally manufacture moral disengagement through the use of euphemistic language.

Drone Policy (3/3): A Roadmap To Better Decisions

Tackling failures of drone policy seems like a daunting task, but psychological insights suggest that the solutions may be relatively simple.

The EU Consumer Policy on the Digital Market: A Behavioral Economics View

The EU is still trying to figure out the problems that EU consumers face in purchasing online. These problems can be answered by behavioral economics.