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PILOT (Programmed Inquiry, Learning Or Teaching) is a programming language designed in the 1960s at the University of Illinois. It was created for computer-aided instruction and simulates interaction between a human instructor and students. PILOT lets educators create decision-based scripts for educational software without needing to know complex programming languages. The language had syntax similar to BASIC and FORTRAN, with commands that let users define questions, answer choices, feedback responses based on user input, and paths through instructional material. In addition to being used in classrooms worldwide, PILOT has influenced other programming languages like Logo and Apple's HyperCard language.