Eric Bogert

Terry News

New research from the University of Georgia attempts to test whether individuals trust algorithms or a consensus of other people.

The study, “Humans rely more on algorithms than social influence as a task becomes more difficult,” was co-authored by Eric Bogert, a Ph.D. student in Terry College, as well as Professor Rick Watson and Assistant Professor Aaron Schecter.

Terry News

You’ve probably already interacted with an algorithm today. They suggest faster routes as you drive to work, recommend songs on Spotify or Apple Music, and in my case help me to procrastinate finishing this article, by watching TikToks.

We may use algorithms all the time, but do we actually trust them?

That’s the question that Aaron Schecter, Eric Bogert, and Rick Watson are all trying to answer