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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Making Better Decisions by Humans and AI

E&C-ENG 190D

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. (Gen. Ed. SB, DU)
Course Details

Winter 2023


CPE Class with Moodle
Dec 21, 2022 - Feb 3, 2023
Hossein Pishro-Nik
Base Cost: $1,980 ($495/credit)
Term Fee: $60
Start date: Dec 21, 2022
End date: Feb 03, 2023
Last day to add: Dec 29, 2022
Last day to drop: Dec 29, 2022
Last day to withdraw: Jan 18, 2023