Busy Beavers: 10 things MIT computer scientists have given the world

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Last month, MIT officially marked 50 years of computer science at the institute with two days of celebrations. While computer research was going on at MIT as early as the 1930s, the celebration marked the beginning of Project MAC (Mathematics and Computation) in July 1963. Project MAC eventually led to the founding of the Laboratory for Computer Science and the Artificial Intelligence lab (now combined into the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, CSAIL) and to the creation of an official computer science curriculum at MIT. Here are 10 of the many things that MIT computer science faculty, researchers, students and alums have given the world.

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