Carnegie Mellon software ‘Alice’ supports computing curricula in Qatar’s schools
A team of faculty and students from CMU-Q recently introduced ‘Alice Middle East,’ a 3-D interactive educational software designed to help primary and secondary school students learn the basics of computer programming and teach them how to apply logical thinking and problem solving techniques.
Impact of CMU-Q’s outreach programs continues to grow
Carnegie Mellon has always taken pride in leading outreach events that positively impact the local community. This tradition continues in Qatar with the steady growth of outreach programs that support the university’s ongoing commitment to the nation’s development.
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.