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Between Human And Machine:Feedback, Control and Computing Before Cybernetics

Between Human And Machine:Feedback, Control and Computing Before Cybernetics

This video was recorded at Authors@MIT. Today, the relationship between feedback, control and computing is associated with Norbert Wiener's 1948 formulation of cybernetics. But the theoretical and practical foundations for cybernetics, control engineering, and digital computing were laid earlier, between the two world wars. In his book, David A. Mindell shows how the modern sciences of systems emerged from disparate engineering cultures and their convergence during World War II.

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