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Title: You never know: the journey into convincing ourselves

Authors: Edgard Cornacchione

Addresses: Ave. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 908, (Bldg FEA3, office 223), Sao Paulo, SP, 05508-010, Brazil

Abstract: My argument is that every decision, regardless of size, relevance, opportunity or consequences, could be traced back to a single mind. Concrete action triggered by a decision-making process rises from a multitude of elements chained together, capable of influencing or convincing an individual's process, with emotional and rational dimensions, adding critical elements to that person's existing frame of reference, experience and knowledge. Making sense of data requires resources, in both analogue and digital formats, as a complex process, difficult to explain, but present in everyday decisions. Acknowledging and adopting a set of resources to improve such process represents a natural way to improve quality, leaving less room for destiny or luck. One may argue that the path to a bolder life, including happiness, is rich in judgment, and associated skills are in high demand. Fostering such skills and the technological support represents a big leap forward towards this journey.

Keywords: machine learning; decision making; analytics; organisational intelligence; artificial intelligence; decisions; technological support.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMDA.2016.081081

International Journal of Multivariate Data Analysis, 2016 Vol.1 No.1, pp.96 - 105

Available online: 20 Dec 2016

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