Gerd Gigerenzer

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Recognizing risks and making the right decisions in the digital world

What exactly do the smart devices in our homes record? Is autonomous driving the future? Where do algorithms make better decisions than humans, but where not? And what are the real chances of finding a partner for life in online dating? In his new book, world-renowned psychologist and risk researcher Gerd Gigerenzer uses many concrete examples to describe how we can correctly assess the opportunities and risks of the digital world for our lives and protect ourselves from the temptations of social media. In short: how we can acquire digital competence and also make smart decisions online.

Prof. Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer is director of the Department of Adaptive Behavior and Cognition and the Harding Center for Risk Competence, both at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. His popular science books Das Einmaleins der Skepsis (2002) and Bauchentscheidungen (2007, awarded both “Science Book of the Year” and “Business Book of the Year”) and Risiko. How to Make the Right Decisions (2013) received widespread attention and are international bestsellers. The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute has named Gigerenzer one of the 100 most influential thinkers in the world.


Due to the current uncertain pandemic situation, the event will be rescheduled for 06/10/22.

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