A new blog by SFI External Professor Melanie Mitchell sorts the "fluff from the stuff" in complexity science.

The blog, whose full title is "Exploring complexity: Expositions, reviews, and perspectives on the sciences of complexity," will include "posts that summarize interesting papers, give my own perspectives on developments in complex systems research, and respond to readers comments, questions, and suggestions for topics to discuss here," writes Mitchell.

Her first post investigates the substance behind recent news stories about "cognitive computing chips"announced by IBM. 

Mitchell is a computer scientist, working in the fields of artificial intelligence, biologically inspired computation, and complex systems.

She coordinates and teaches SFI's short course in the sciences of complexity. Her recent book, Complexity: A Guided Tour (Oxford, 2009), won the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Award.

Read Mitchell's blog