The Simon Initiative
Built on the core principles of learning advanced by CMU’s Nobel Laureate and pioneering educator, Dr. Herbert A. Simon, whose work linked cognitive models of learning with computation tools, the Simon Initiative makes the learner its focus and measurably improving learning outcomes its goal.
The First Computer That Could Think
In December 1955, professor Herbert Simon and business Ph.D. student Allen Newell made a breakthrough that would place them among the founders of artificial intelligence. Their invention of a programming language for computers to model complex human problem-solving processes resulted in a “thinking machine,” as they described it.