[Soviet Cybernetics : Recent News Items], No. 19.

by D. McDonald

Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback72 pages $25.00 $20.00 20% Web Discount

This issue features a 10-page technical article describing the automatic programming of hybrid computers via the analog unit, with a process control computer as its partner. It also includes an interview with Academician Engineer-Admiral A. I. Berg, president of the Academy cybernetics council, who states that defectless production is under way in over 5000 enterprises with over 5 million workers, yet pedagogy is so defective that 2 million out of 75 million students are left behind each year. Most pedagogical operations can be done by simple, inexpensive devices made of substandard radio parts. Other articles provide information on specifications of 15 digital computers; an appeal from Poland's deputy chairman for socialist country cooperation in computer production and programming; 5 new computer centers and automated factories; achievements of the Armenian Power Engineering Institute; work of 5 Baltic cybernetics institutes; research plans of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences; use of computers in prospecting for gold; and a computer taught to recognize 50 spoken words. 72 pp.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Paper series. The paper was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 2003 that captured speeches, memorials, and derivative research, usually prepared on authors' own time and meant to be the scholarly or scientific contribution of individual authors to their professional fields. Papers were less formal than reports and did not require rigorous peer review.

Our mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis is enabled through our core values of quality and objectivity and our unwavering commitment to the highest level of integrity and ethical behavior. To help ensure our research and analysis are rigorous, objective, and nonpartisan, we subject our research publications to a robust and exacting quality-assurance process; avoid both the appearance and reality of financial and other conflicts of interest through staff training, project screening, and a policy of mandatory disclosure; and pursue transparency in our research engagements through our commitment to the open publication of our research findings and recommendations, disclosure of the source of funding of published research, and policies to ensure intellectual independence. For more information, visit www.rand.org/about/principles.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.