22 January 2020

In 2019 Behavioral Scientist.org, asked scholars around the world to imagine the next decade of behavioral science

In 2019 Behavioral Scientist (behavioralscientist.org) asked scholars around the world to imagine the next decade of behavioral science. Marco Piovesan was featured in this collection of ideas imagining the next decade of behavioral science

Here his vision:
“Robots and algorithms will make decisions for us: what we will eat, what we will buy, for whom we will vote, and which people we should meet in our personal and work life. For these reasons, we need to have precise tools (surveys, tests, incentivized experiments) to elicit individual preferences that robots and algorithms can take into account to compute the best decisions for us. We also need to measure how these preferences are affected by the choices of others (peers) and how contagious behavior spreads in networks. Finally, we need to explore the “malleability” of these preferences and understand how algorithms and robots can nudge us to more virtuous choices.”

Read the article here