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  • Article: Cybernetics
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    ABSTRACT: Margaret Mead. Hosted by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, these became known as the Macy Conferences on Cybernetics [11]. Through the 1950s, Cybernetic thinkers came to cohere with the school of General Systems Theory (GST), founded at about the same time by Ludwig von Bertalanffy [12, 33], as an attempt to build a unified science by uncovering the common principles that govern open, evolving systems. GST studies systems at all levels of generality, whereas Cybernetics focuses more specifically on control processes in systems. While there remain arguments over the relative scope of these domains, nevertheless each can be seen as part of an overall attempt to forge a transdisciplinary "Systems Science" [15]. Cybernetics had a crucial influence on the birth of Computer Science, in particular in Information Theory, Automata Theory, Artificial Intelligence and artificial neural networks, computer modeling and
    02/2000;