Accession Number : AD0726970

Title :   Cybernetics Expected and Cybernetics Unexpected (Kibernetika Ozhidaemaya i Kibernetika Neozhidannaya),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Berg,A. I. ; Kolman,E. ; Pekelis,V. D.

Report Date : 13 JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 190

Abstract : The document is a collection of articles by Soviet and non-Soviet scientists presented as a free discussion illuminating controversial and unsolved problems in cybernetics from different viewpoints. The authors of these papers oppose those who are against cybernetics as well as those who propose to substitute cybernetics for all other concrete and abstract sciences. Many of the articles deal with needed redefinitions in the area of cybernetics, with particular application to such terms as 'life,' 'psyche,' 'thinking machines,' 'control of life,' etc. Although many different viewpoints are presented, the book contains no fantasy which contradicts science but permits exercising the imagination without which scientific research is impossible. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYBERNETICS, USSR), ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, BIONICS, AUTOMATA, AUTOMATION, REPORTS

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE