February 22, 2015

BUT WHAT IF A COMPUTER-DRIVEN CAR EVER CRASHES!:

Algorithm Aversion: People Erroneously Avoid Algorithms after Seeing Them Err (Berkeley J. Dietvorst, Joseph P. Simmons  & Cade Massey, July 6, 2014, Forthcoming in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 
     
Research shows that evidence-based algorithms more accurately predict the future than do human forecasters. Yet, when forecasters are deciding whether to use a human forecaster or a statistical algorithm, they often choose the human forecaster. This phenomenon, which we call algorithm aversion, is costly, and it is important to understand its causes. We show that people are especially averse to algorithmic forecasters after seeing them perform, even when they see them outperform a human forecaster.

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