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The Solo Talk: The Fatal Flaw in Human Judgment

Monday 6th February - 07:20 PM GMT

The Solo Talk: The Fatal Flaw in Human Judgment

And how to drown out the noise

We think we humans are rational actors - or at least pretty close to being so. But the evidence suggests otherwise. A study found French court judges were more lenient if it happened to be the defendant’s birthday. While two psychiatrists who independently diagnosed 426 state hospital patients agreed on the diagnosis of mental illness the patient suffered from in only half of the cases.

Human judgement varies incredibly, even when we judge the same problem or similar problems. From cognitive biases, to emotional reactions, to what we ate for breakfast that day, effects what kind of decisions we make.

Join Cass Sustein, co-author of Noise, along with Daniel Kahneman and Olivier Sibony, to explore the fatal flaws in human judgement, and how they might be screwing up everything from the economy, to our daily lives.

Timetable:

17:00 GMT - Gold: The story of man's 6,000 year obsession DokboxCinema

17:15 GMT - The Opening Interview: Material abundance and failed Utopias The Lounge

18:00 GMT - The Debate: An Unprecedented Experiment With Money arena

19:00 GMT - US & China: When Titans Clash DokboxCinema

19:20 GMT - The Solo Talk: The Fatal Flaw in Human Judgment arena

19:30 GMT - Melt Yourself Down stage

Cass Sunstein

American legal scholar and Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration.

The Solo Talk: The Fatal Flaw in Human Judgment

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