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Melanie Mitchell - Author

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Author: Melanie Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2020

'If you think you understand AI and all of the related issues, you don't. By the time you finish this exceptionally lucid and riveting book you will breathe more easily and wisely' - Michael Gazzaniga A leading computer scientist brings human sense to the AI bubble No recent scientific enterprise has been so alluring, terrifying and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. Writing with clarity and passion, leading AI researcher Melanie Mitchell offers a captivating account of modern-day artificial intelligence. Flavoured with personal stories and a twist of humour, Artificial Intelligence illuminates the workings of machines that mimic human learning, perception, language, creativity and common sense. Weaving together advances in AI with cognitive science and philosophy, Mitchell probes the extent to which today's 'smart' machines can actually think or understand, and whether AI even requires such elusive human qualities at all. Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans provides readers with an accessible and clear-eyed view of the AI landscape, what the field has actually accomplished, how much further it has to go and what it means for all of our futures.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Author: Melanie Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

'If you think you understand AI and all of the related issues, you don't. By the time you finish this exceptionally lucid and riveting book you will breathe more easily and wisely' - Michael Gazzaniga A leading computer scientist brings human sense to the AI bubble No recent scientific enterprise has been so alluring, terrifying and filled with extravagant promise and frustrating setbacks as artificial intelligence. Writing with clarity and passion, leading AI researcher Melanie Mitchell offers a captivating account of modern-day artificial intelligence. Flavoured with personal stories and a twist of humour, Artificial Intelligence illuminates the workings of machines that mimic human learning, perception, language, creativity and common sense. Weaving together advances in AI with cognitive science and philosophy, Mitchell probes the extent to which today's 'smart' machines can actually think or understand, and whether AI even requires such elusive human qualities at all. Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans provides readers with an accessible and clear-eyed view of the AI landscape, what the field has actually accomplished, how much further it has to go and what it means for all of our futures.

Three Craws

Three Craws

Author: Melanie Mitchell Format: Board book Release Date: 15/06/2018

'Three craws sat upon a waw, Sat upon a waw, sat upon a waw, Three craws sat upon a waw, On a cauld and frosty morning.' Sing along and lift the flaps to discover what the cheeky -- and chilly -- little craws get up to sitting on their wall! The first craw is crying for his mum, the second falls and skins his jaw and the third can't fly at all. But where is the fourth little craw? With all this mischief, it's just as well mummy crow is waiting to give them a big hug. This playful re-imagining of the traditional Scottish rhyme is perfect for sharing with very young children. The bright, colourful illustrations are full of fun details to spot and each page is enhanced with durable, toddler-friendly flaps.

Level 3 SVQ in Hairdressing at Level 6 SCQF Logbook (Scottish Version)

Level 3 SVQ in Hairdressing at Level 6 SCQF Logbook (Scottish Version)

Author: Melanie Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2015

The City & Guilds NVQ  Logbook

The City & Guilds NVQ Logbook

Author: Melanie Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2015

NVQ in Hairdressing Candidate Logbook NVQ Hairdressing Logbook

NVQ in Hairdressing Candidate Logbook NVQ Hairdressing Logbook

Author: Melanie Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2015

Nurse's Bodyguard (Mills & Boon Heartwarming)

Nurse's Bodyguard (Mills & Boon Heartwarming)

Author: Melanie Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2014

A danger she can't understand Claire Olsen has been in Seoul, South Korea, for only one month. She doesn't know anyone-aside from her roommate and her colleagues at the medical center-and she certainly doesn't know why someone would attack her. Desperate to forget about the violent mugging, Claire tries to focus on her nursing, but one man won't let her hide from the truth.Naval intelligence officer Luke Llewellyn is determined to keep Claire safe, whether she wants him to or not. But finding out why she's been targeted means helping Claire unearth the secrets of her past. And following his heart means trusting Claire with his own secrets....

Analogy-Making as Perception

Analogy-Making as Perception

Author: Melanie Mitchell Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/05/1993

The psychologist William James observed that a native talent for perceiving analogies is... the leading fact in genius of every order. The centrality and the ubiquity of analogy in creative thought have been noted again and again by scientists, artists, and writers, and understanding and modeling analogical thought have emerged as two of the most important challenges for cognitive science.Analogy-Making as Perception is based on the premise that analogy-making is fundamentally a high-level perceptual process in which the interaction of perception and concepts gives rise to conceptual slippages which allow analogies to be made. It describes Copycat - a computer model of analogymaking, developed by the author with Douglas Hofstadter, that models the complex, subconscious interaction between perception and concepts that underlies the creation of analogies.In Copycat, both concepts and high-level perception are emergent phenomena, arising from large numbers of low-level, parallel, non-deterministic activities. In the spectrum of cognitive modeling approaches, Copycat occupies a unique intermediate position between symbolic systems and connectionist systems a position that is at present the most useful one for understanding the fluidity of concepts and high-level perception.On one level the work described here is about analogy-making, but on another level it is about cognition in general. It explores such issues as the nature of concepts and perception and the emergence of highly flexible concepts from a lower-level subcognitive substrate.Melanie Mitchell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, is a Fellow of the Michigan Society of Fellows. She is also Director of the Adaptive Computation Program at the Santa Fe Institute.