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Current Event February 19, 2015

Trusting Computers to Make Decisions


Complex computer algorithms designed to weigh options and make choices are consistently outperforming humans. The algorithms aren’t perfect, though, and many people have a hard time trusting them. Why do we feel this way? Would you trust a computer to make an important decision in your life? Listen to learn more about how algorithms work and why humans often mistrust them.

Psychology Technology

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AIR DATE: 02/03/2015


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