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The Mellichamp Initiative in Mind & Machine Intelligence

A joint cross-disciplinary effort by UC Santa Barbara academics to understand the capabilities of the human mind and artificial intelligence (AI), and to design AI that is centered around fruitful interactions with humans.


Inaugural Workshop on Mind & Machine Intelligence

Prof. Melanie Mitchell from the Santa Fe Institute opened the Workshop with her Plenary Talk, "Can Analogy Unlock AI’s Barrier of Meaning?".

Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, gave the Workshop's Keynote, "Bots & Tots".