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dc.contributor.authorKleinberg, Jon
dc.descriptionPresented on October 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 1116en_US
dc.descriptionJon Kleinberg is the Tisch University Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Information Science at Cornell University. His research focuses on issues at the interface of networks and information, with an emphasis on the social and information networks that underpin the Web and other on-line media.He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Science; and he is the recipient of research fellowships from the MacArthur, Packard, Simons, and Sloan Foundations, as well as awards including the Nevanlinna Prize, the Harvey Prize, the Newell Award, and the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 67:58 minutesen_US
dc.description.abstractAn increasing number of domains are providing us with detailed trace data on human decisions, often made by experts with deep experience in the subject matter. This provides an opportunity to use machine-learning prediction algorithms to ask several families of questions --- not only about the extent to which algorithms can outperform expert-level human decision-making in specific domains, but also whether we can use algorithms to analyze the nature of the errors made by human experts, to predict which instances will be hardest for these experts, and to explore some of the ways in which prediction algorithms can serve as supplements to human decision-making in different applications. In this talk, I'll explore this theme by drawing on a line of recent projects; all are joint with Sendhil Mullainathan, and include collaborations with Ashton Anderson, Himabindu Lakkaraju, Jure Leskovec, Annie Liang, and Jens Ludwig.en_US
dc.format.extent67:58 minutes
dc.relation.ispartofseriesARC-IDEaS Distinguished Lectureen_US
dc.subjectHuman decisionsen_US
dc.subjectMachine predictionsen_US
dc.titleHuman Decisions and Machine Predictionsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Algorithms, Randomness and Complexity Centeren_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameCornell University. Dept. of Computer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameCornell University. Dept. of Information Scienceen_US

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