Seymour Papert, a Pioneer of Artificial Intelligence and Kids Coding, Has Died

Being a pioneer of artificial intelligence and creating the first programming language for kids are no small feats. But it was his dedication to using technology to change the way we educate children that made Seymour Papert, who died Sunday at the age of 88, a true visionary. “It’s not like somebody who invented C++ or some other programming language,” said Michael Tempel, president of the Logo Foundation and a colleague of Papert’s for 35 years. “The language is just one aspect of the whole approach to teaching and learning, and that’s really the main thing.” Born in Pretoria, South Africa on February 29, 1928, Papert focused his academic pursuits on philosophy and math, earning his PhD at the University of Witwatersrand before studying at Cambridge (where he earned another…


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