D J Stewart: Origins of Cybernetics

Origins of Cybernetics

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Original version © Copyright D J Stewart 1959.

An essay on the Origins of Cybernetics



Norbert Wiener meets Arturo Rosenblueth
Prediction and voluntary control
The birth certificate of cybernetics
Classification of behaviour
Purpose equated with feedback
Application to cardiac muscle
Rosenblueth gives the first talk on cybernetics
The new conference group forms
Cybernetics is given its name
The group holds regular meetings
The theory of information
Automatic computing machinery


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