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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Making Better Decisions by Humans and AI

E&C-ENG 150

This course covers decision making under uncertainty, focusing on topics such as evolutionary psychology, human biases, probabilistic thinking, risk taking, artificial intelligence, AI biases and algorithmic oppression. The skills learned in this class can aide students in decision making at both personal and societal levels. They can help students recognize cognitive and algorithmic biases and comprehend the social implications of these biases. Examples from everyday decisions, business/finance, economics/policy making, sports, and AI decision making are discussed.
Course Details

Winter 2024


Univ+ Class with Moodle
Dec 18, 2023 - Jan 31, 2024
Hossein Pishro-Nik
Base Cost: $2,100 ($525/credit)
Term Fee: $75
Start date: Dec 18, 2023
End date: Jan 31, 2024
Last day to add: Dec 22, 2023
Last day to drop: Dec 22, 2023
Last day to withdraw: Jan 12, 2024