Cybernetics and its development in the Soviet Union [by] Roger Levien and M. E. Maron.

by Roger Eli Levien, M. E. Maron

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An introduction to the subject of cybernetics, with special reference to its origins and growth in the U.S. and its subsequent development in the USSR. It should be of interest primarily to a non-scientific audience with enough background to appreciate the potential impact of cybernetics on science and society. The survey of Soviet cybernetics is included or researchers, government officials, and the military who realize that cybernetics has become a subject of intense interest in the USSR.

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