How does AI cope with decision-making in an uncertain world, when compared with the human brain? Watch the Q&A here: Gerd’s book ‘How to Stay Smart in a Smart World’ is out now: Subscribe for regular science videos: In this talk, Gerd discusses how trust in complex algorithms can lead to illusions of certainty that become a recipe for disaster. 00:00 Intro 06:23 The algorithms of finding love online 09:52 Why AI only works in stable world situations 12:03 The illusion of fully automated self-driving cars 14:13 Why Elon Musk’s prediction is wrong 17:09 Is more data always a good thing? 24:29 How human common sense differs from AI 26:50 Why humans and computers make different mistakes 31:28 The problem with deep neural networks 33:49 Are we sleep-walking into surveillance? 38:30 The lack of risk literacy amongst politicians and decision-makers 41:52 Face recognition doesn’t work for all problems 44:28 People want online privacy – but they don’t want to pay for it 51:07 China’s social credit system – could it happen in the west? 55:38 How to stay smart in a smart world This livestream was recorded at the Ri on 28 April 2022. Gerd Gigerenzer is Director of the Harding Centre for Risk Literacy at the University of Potsdam, Faculty of Health Sciences Brandenburg and partner of Simply Rational – The Institute for Decisions. He is the former Director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition (ABC) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development [More]