Melanie Mitchell
Davis Professor of Complexity, Santa Fe Institute

Melanie Mitchell is the Davis Professor of Complexity at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico and Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University. She is the author of Complexity: A Guided Tour (Oxford 2009) and Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2019).

Written by Melanie Mitchell

The view towards Milano Centrale station down via Vittor Pisani during lockdown, 29 March 2020. Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket/Getty

Essay/
Engineering
Uncertain times

The pandemic is an unprecedented opportunity – seeing human society as a complex system opens a better future for us all

Jessica Flack & Melanie Mitchell