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Antagonising the echo chamber: Can a social network counteract cognitive bias with Bayesian rationality?

Tweet Bayes on the Beach 13-15 Nov 2017 Title: Antagonising the echo chamber: Can a social network counteract cognitive bias with Bayesian rationality? [Accepted for Poster presentation] Authors: Kate Devitt1, Tamara Pearce2, Alok Chowdhury3, Kerrie Mengersen4 1-4 Queensland University of Technology E-mail: kate.devitt@qut.edu.au Abstract content: Discussion forums (e.g.

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Robots, Ethics, and Intimacy: the need for scientific research

Tweet Robots, Ethics, and Intimacy: the need for scientific research What are the legal, ethical and societal issues if humans form intimate relationships with robots as the recent films such as Ex Machina and TV shows such as Westworld have

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Ethics and Rights of Sex Robots

Tweet Triple J. The ethics of sex robots. The Hook Up. Wed 16 Aug 2017. *Adult content warning* What does having sex with a sex robot say about us – especially if some of them are so artificially intelligent they might

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Robotics and the Rarity of Care

Tweet   Robotics and the rarity of care: Adoption issues of social robots in healthcare. Presentation at Social Robots in Healthcare Workshop organised by the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, 20th July 2017 What does being cared for feel like?—Considered, understood,

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Kindness

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Decision Tools Manipulating Assent: Rational Persuasion, Paternalism and Trust

Tweet Autonomous systems, Situation Awareness Tools and Operator Decision Aids are increasingly used to improve strategic and operational effectiveness with better data, models and scenarios (Defense Science & Technology Group, 2017). To gain the trust of users, tools are designed

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RezBaz Brisbane Digital Tools Poster

Tweet Poster for Brisbane Research Bazaar at The University of Queensland, 7-9 February 2017.   Tweet

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A cognitive decision interface to optimise integrated weed management

Tweet A cognitive decision interface to optimise integrated weed management. 7th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture, Hamilton, New Zealand 16-18 October 2017. [.pdf] Kate Devitt*1, Tristan Perez 1 Debra Polson1 Tamara Pearce1 Ryan Quagliata1 Wade Taylor1 Jenine Beekhuyzen1 David Thornby2  1 Queensland University of

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Philosophy and robots

Tweet Philosophy is the study of what there is, what we can know, what we ought to be and what we ought to do. The philosophy of robots thus is the study of what robots are, how we can know

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Imagining Decisions: Likelihood and Risk Assessment in Counterfactual and Future Thinking

Tweet **Accepted for Poster presentation** Conference: Annual Conference for the Society for Judgment and Decision Making 2016 Title: Imagining Decisions: Likelihood and Risk Assessment in Counterfactual and Future thinking Abstract: Imaginative thinking is a way to try and mitigate against cognitive

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S. Kate Devitt


Research Associate, Institute for Future Environments and the Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology