Archivio per gennaio 2016

30
Gen
16

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. Often, we are as helpless as a marionette, being jerked about by someone else’s subtle influence. Without even feeling the tug, we do their bidding – while believing that it was our idea all along.

“What we’re finding more and more in psychology is that lots of the decisions we make are influenced by things we are not aware of,” says Jay Olson at McGill University in Quebec, Canada – who recently created an ingenious experiment showing just how easily we are manipulated by the gentlest persuasion. The question is, can we learn to spot those tricks, and how can we use them to our own advantage?

Olson has spent a lifetime exploring the subtle ways of tricking people’s perception, and it all began with magic. “I started magic tricks when I was five and performing when I was seven,” he says.Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising. 

See on bbc.com

30
Gen
16

The Rise of the Artificially Intelligent Hedge Fund

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BEN Goertzel and his company, Aidyia, turned on a hedge fund that makes all stock trades using artificial intelligence—no human intervention required. “If we all die,” says Goertzel, a longtime AI guru and the company’s chief scientist, “it would keep trading.”

He means this literally. Goertzel and other humans built the system, of course, and they’ll continue to modify it as needed. But their creation identifies and executes trades entirely on its own, drawing on multiple forms of AI, including one inspired by genetic evolution and another based on probabilistic logic. Each day, after analyzing everything from market prices and volumes to macroeconomic data and corporate accounting documents, these AI engines make their own market predictions and then “vote” on the best course of action.

See on wired.com

29
Gen
16

Cass Sunstein – Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

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Cass Sunstein, Harvard law professor, discusses his book “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness,” at Cambridge Forum. He applies social science research on human behavior to legal questions in the stock market, mortgage markets, environmental protection, and family law. http://forum-network.org

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29
Gen
16

pinITALY – Intervista Alberto Alemanno su democrazia partecipativa e nudging

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Intervista ad Alberto Alemanno – Esperto di diritto, avvocato e Professore di EU Law & Risk Regulation presso l’HEC di Parigi. Alemanno spiega a pinITALY che cos’è la democrazia partecipativa e come funziona il nudging. @Telosaes

Interview with Alberto Alemanno, public interest lawyer and Professor in EU Law & Risk Regulation at the HEC Paris. Alemanno explains what is participatory democracy and how nudging works.

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29
Gen
16

Scienze Cognitive: L’illusione di Sapere. Bias & Euristiche

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È opinione comune che decisioni importanti non debbano essere prese sull’onda dell’emotività, bensì ponderate ed effettuate razionalmente. Peccato che la nostra mente “razionale” ci giochi spesso brutti scherzi. Infatti senza accorgercene imbocchiamo quelli che Piattelli-Palmarini definisce tunnel della mente, cioè mettiamo in atto delle strategie mentali (euristiche) fallaci oppure commettiamo degli errori cognitivi (bias) con risultati a dir poco disastrosi!
L’ illusione di sapere è una sconcertante rassegna degli errori madornali che compiamo quando prendiamo delle decisioni. Questi tunnel sono universali, sistematici, indipendenti dallo stato emotivo del momento, del tutto inconsapevoli e influenzano le nostre scelte nei più svariati campi.

See on stateofmind.it

29
Gen
16

Think Different to Lead Different

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The show put entrepreneurs and celebrities in with charities in amongst the work and on the frontline developing innovative and ground-breaking projects that could have profound, positive effects for those in need tackling some of Britains biggest issues, while secretly trying to help secure £2 million of Lottery money that could turn the big idea into reality.

With youth unemployment increasing and now nearly 1 million people under 25 not in work, job centres are failing in my opinion to engage young people with the idea of finding a job. But what if the job centre was reinvented by young people, for young people? (designed by the customer for the customer, in other words).

Dave Fishwick was tasked with tackling this issue.

Straight-talking, self-made millionaire Dave Fishwick is one of the biggest suppliers of minibuses in Britain and in 2011 he took on the banking industry and successfully fought to open his own bank, so he is used to radical thinking.

Alessandro Cerboni’s insight:
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29
Gen
16

…and empathy too!

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

This is a response to a post by Julie Drybrough, so it might be useful to check out her post before reading on. What I liked about her post and most of her posts is that it enlivened me and gave me an insight into what goes on for HER, rather than just blether about the “ten best whatevers” which most often leaves me with a sense of altschmertz, so I heartily recommend subscribing to her blog. At the end of it, she invited people to respond in the spirit of critical thinking, but if I may have some license, I would like to respond in a spirit of loving collaboration and “building on”. As she implores herself to get out of her “bubble”, it’s so important for me, too, to expose myself to things which challenge me to think about myself and the perspectives I hold about the world, otherwise I am not entirely sure I would be of much good service to others.

See on quantumshifting.wordpress.com




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