Providence, Rhode Island: American Mathematical Society, 1966.
Commemorative issue for mathematician Norbert Wiener, with a bibliography of his papers and a biography. With a photographic frontispiece portrait. Octavo (9 1/2 x 6 inches; 240 x 150 mm). . 145, [1, blank] pp.
Publisher's printed blue wrappers. Some light sunning to edges of wrappers and spine. Some minor wear and rubbing to spine. Overall very good.
"This special issue of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society is dedicated to the memory of Norbert Wiener in recognition of his towering stature in American and world mathematics, his remarkable many-sided genius, and the originality and depth of his pioneering contributions to science." (From the preface).
"Norbert Wiener, was a prominent American mathematician, philosopher, also known as the father of modern cybernetics... He was the first to theorize that intelligent behavior is the result of feedback mechanism, or the input-output reasoning theory used in development of AI." (history-computers dot com).
"Wiener coined the word cybernetics from the Greek kybernetes ("steersman") and wrote Cybernetics-Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (1948) and The Human Use of Human Beings (1950). In cybernetics he sought to discover the degree to which the human nervous system is a mechanized process as it carries stimuli to the brain-in other words, how much in a human is unconsciously a machine. The question led him to considering automation and how like a human a machine could become--could a machine assume human intellectual capabilities, and when could it exceed and replace a human?" (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.).