Melanie Mitchell is the Davis Professor of Complexity at the Santa Fe Institute. Her current research focuses on conceptual abstraction, analogy-making, and visual recognition in artificial intelligence systems. Melanie is the author or editor of six books and numerous scholarly papers in the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and complex systems. Her book Complexity: A Guided Tour was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. ) Her latest book is Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux). She studied under Douglas Hofstadter, author of Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid (1973) and wrote her Ph.D. thesis on analogy-making.