How to Stay Smart in a Smart World – A Conversation with Gerd Gigerenzer
From dating apps and self-driving cars to facial recognition and the justice system, artificial intelligence (AI) has been widely championed – but there are limitations and risks too. Humans are the greatest source of uncertainty in these situations and Gerd Gigerenzer shows how, when people are involved, trust in complex algorithms can lead to illusions of certainty that become a recipe for disaster.
International Association for Conflict Management (IACM), 7.12.2022
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The Risks of Misunderstanding Risk
Do you sometimes feel like you live in an exponentially dangerous and scary world? How worried should we be about the risks we read about? Gerd Gigerenzer help us to understand the difference between absolute and relative risks. 
The Lisa Show, 30.06.2020
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Ted Ed: "Why do people fear the wrong things?"
How can we better evaluate risk? Gerd Gigerenzer explores the difference between relative and absolute risk.
Ted-Ed, 25.02.2020
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Into the unknown. Nobel Week Dialogue 2019
The 2019 Nobel Week Dialogue discusses how we deal with what we do not know and accept that there are things we cannot know.
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Public understanding of risk: An educational challenge
Michelle McDowell talks about the importance of transparency in the communication of risk.
Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, 19.06.2018
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The heuristics revolution
Gerd Gigerenzer talks about decision-making in situations of uncertainty.
Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, 19.06.2018
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Does logically incoherent decision-making really have negative consequences?
Gerd Gigerenzer explains why rationality needs to be re-defined in moving away from being based on strictly mathematical probabilities to taking context into account.
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Helping patients to make risk literate decisions about screening
Mirjam Jenny at the EOC Choosing Wisely Symposium in September 2017.  
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The dichotomy of behavioural economics
A live recording of the viewpoints on behavioural economics by Gerd Gigerenzer and Nassim Nicholas Taleb at RiskMinds International.
December 2016. 
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The rationality of simple heuristics
In this seminar, Gerd Gigerenzer discusses the Rationality of Simple Heuristics. When time is limited, knowledge imperfect, and the future uncertain, people make decisions based on “heuristics” i.e. rules of thumb. The seminar focused on how heuristics work, and why - and when - less is more.
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Risk literacy: How to make sense of statistical evidence
During a one-month stay at the University of Cambridge, Gerd Gigerenzer participated in the program Probability and Statistics in Forensic Science where he gave this lecture (Rothschild Lecture) in November 2016.
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Rationality for mortals
Gerd Gigerenzer held the lecture at the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition (LLC).
University of Turin, 15.12.2015
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Michelle McDowell: How to improve risk literacy in 3 minutes
Michelle McDowell presents her research in three minutes with the aid of props. The video was filmed during the Long Night of the Sciences 2015 at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.
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What does a 30% chance of rain mean?
Gerd Gigerenzer in a short video for BigThink on seeing and understanding the risks around us.
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Lecture series by Gerd Gigerenzer at the University of California Santa Barbara
The lecture series was held at the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind:
» Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions, 21.04.2014
» Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Health Care, 14.04.2014
» Homo Heuristicus: Rationality for Mortals, 07.04.2014

TEDx talk: Gerd Gigerenzer on risk literacy
On October 2nd 2013, Gerd Gigerenzer held a lecture on risk literacy at the TEDxZurich event.
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Fallacies in risk perception among physicians and laymen
Efficient health care requires informed doctors and patients. The health care system inherited from the 20th century falls short on both counts.
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Gerd Gigerenzer at the Institute for New Economic Thinking
This is a lecture in the panel "What Can Economists Know? Rethinking the Foundations of Economic Understanding", Institute for New Economic Thinking's (INET) Paradigm Lost Conference.
Berlin, 12.04.2012.
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Simple heuristics that make us smart
"How to make good decisions". Gerd Gigerenzers lecture at the ZURICH.MINDS flagship event on 20.01.2012.
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Relative risks, 5-year survival rates, and conditional propabilities
Gerd Gigerenzer showing how conditional probabilities can deceive and are misunderstood by politicians, journalists and doctors at the "Challenging Models in the Face of Uncertainty" conference.
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