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Speaker(s)Uri Gneezy (UC San Diego, United States)
LocationUniversity of Amsterdam, Roeterseilandcampus
June 20, 2023
Improving Human Deception Detection using Algorithmic Feedback
Can algorithms help people predict behavior in high-stakes prisoner’s dilemmas? Participants watching the pre-play communication of contestants in the TV show Golden Balls display a limited ability to predict contestants’ behavior, while algorithms do significantly better. We provide participants algorithmic advice by flagging videos for which an algorithm predicts a high likelihood of cooperation or defection. We find that the effectiveness of flags depends on their timing: participants rely significantly more on flags shown before they watch the videos than flags shown after they watch them. These findings show that the timing of algorithmic feedback is key for its adoption.
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