The recent Hidden Brain podcast features Daniel Kahneman author, Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment.

The author describes noise as a mental construct loaded with our bias and environment in making decisions. He cites examples of various court judgments which resulted in people spending too long or less time in prison. Kahneman suggests the use of algorithms to work alongside judges in making better decisions.

We are in an era of algorithms. Be it dating, getting married, picking a cab, watching movies, ordering vegetables: algorithms are part of life.

Another specific term author mentioned was naive realism, our defined worldview. Most of us don’t see the world beyond it and don’t even care if it is right or wrong, In simple being ignorant and sedating our narcissism.