On Tuesday, October 16, we’ll be hosting a special edition Skillshare breakfast as part of our Divörsity 2018 event (more info here: http://bit.ly/2w5s1ME) This session will be centered around Bias Busting presented by Anna Riedl, a cognitive scientist to be.
She’ll teach us how we think without knowing it, and how we make systematic mistakes when doing so. You will learn more about brains, minds, perception, biases, and decision-making.
And how to use this knowledge:
– to think more clearly
– see others for what they are
– to communicate better over different belief systems
– and to maximize your positive impact in the world
Our presenter: Anna Riedl
Anna Riedl has her academic background in psychology and is currently a student of the Middle European Interdisciplinary Masters program in Cognitive Science. Originally from Germany, she moved to Vienna in 2012. In Vienna, she co-organized Quantified Self Austria, was the executive director of the Giordano Bruno Foundation, founded the Austrian part of the Effective Altruism Foundation in 2015 and co-organized the Rationality Vienna group. She has been seen on ORF2, was featured by Helden von Heute and gave a TEDx talk about „how to deal with a complex world.“. She was researching at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Decision Science. Anna cares about spreading rational decision making and the mental tools to overcome biases, to help people make better choices in what causes to prioritize when helping others, choose better strategies and to communicate more clearly about their thoughts. She strives to find a balance between analytical thinking and warm understanding, as both are needed today.