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How do people decide to do the right thing?

Shane Timmons and I write on how to overcome cognitive biases that affect moral decisions to make sacrifices of relevance to staying home during the Covid-19 pandemic – moral hindsight, moral fatigue, counterfactual amplification and more in Psychology Today, link … Continue reading

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PhD opportunity: Deadline 30th April

The deadline to apply to do a PhD on human explanation funded by a Teagasc Walsh scholarship is 30th April.  

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Funded PhD opportunity

Here’s a funded PhD opportunity to work with me in Trinity on counterfactual explanations in Explainable AI, in a great project with Mark Keane from UCD, and Laurence Shalloo and Elodie Ruelle from Teagasc, on AI decision support systems for … Continue reading

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Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making in Autism

Kinga Morsanyi and I have co-edited a book on “Thinking, Reasoning, and Decision Making in Autism“, published by Routledge this week.  

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Byrne & Johnson-Laird 2019

Are judgments of the truth and probability of a counterfactual such as “if the wine had been Italian it would have been red” affected by a few Italian white wines on the wine list? Our experiments in the Journal of … Continue reading

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IJCAI 2019, Macau, China

Ruth Byrne gave a talk on “Counterfactuals in Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI): Evidence from Human Reasoning” in the survey track of  IJCAI 2019, the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, on 14th August, in Macau, China. The paper in the … Continue reading

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Explainable AI at IJCAI, Macau, China

Ruth Byrne gave the Keynote talk on “Constraints on Counterfactuals” at the Explainable Artificial Intelligence Workshop at IJCAI 2019 the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, in Macau, China, on 11th August. The program is available here and the keynote … Continue reading

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