’I’ve called Daniel Kahneman the world’s most influential living psychologist and I believe that is true. He pretty much created the field of behavioural economics and has revolutionised large parts of cognitive psychology and social psychology.’ – Steven Pinker
Daniel Kahneman shot to fame in 2002 when he won the Nobel prize in economics for his work on the psychology of human judgment and decision-making. His first book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, was a worldwide bestseller and set out his revolutionary ideas about how human error and bias can be recognised and mitigated. Now Kahneman is back with an acclaimed follow-up, Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment, in which he sets out how businesses and governments can make smarter, swifter and more accurate decisions in our increasingly frenetic world.
In May 2022 Kahneman came to the Intelligence Squared stage for a rare live event in the UK – his first since 2014 – alongside his co-author Olivier Sibony. Together they argued that the key to creating successful organisations lies in reducing ‘noise’, defined as unwanted variability in human judgment. They set out a strategy for how we can identify bias and human error in organisations and implement a noise reduction strategy to correct it. They also examined the rise of artificial intelligence and discussed what this will mean for the future of decision-making. Join us for an evening of insight, understanding and a rare prescription for making coherent choices in a chaotic world.