Cybernetics, Computer Design, and a Meeting of the Minds – IEEE Spectrum

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Cybernetics, Computer Design, and a Meeting of the Minds – IEEE Spectrum

09 Feb 2021 | 14:00 GMT

Cybernetics, Computer Design, and a Meeting of the Minds

An influential 1951 conference in Paris considered the computer as a model of—and for—the human mind

By David C. Brock

LES MACHINES A CALCULER ET LA PENSEE HUMAINE; 1951
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In Paris. Exactly seventy years ago.

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