Seymour Papert

Seymour Papert

Awarded the Marconi Prize in 1981

Cited for imaginative use of advanced microcomputer technology to aid the cognitive and affective intellectual development of children.

Presented by: His Excellency Saraiva Guerreiro, Minister of Foreign Affairs, acting on behalf of the President of Brazil, at Itamarati Palace, Brasilia.

Seymour Papert is one of the early pioneers of Artificial Intelligence. He is an international leader in the use of computers and mathematics to understand and aid the learning and thinking processes of children. While at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he co-founded the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Seymour Papert died in 2016.