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The First International Congress on Cybernetics Occurs

6/26/1956 to 6/29/1956
Title page of first International Congress on Cybernetics report

From June 26-29, 1956 the First International Congress on Cybernetics was held in Namur, Belgium. Few, if any, of the computer pioneers attended. By this time the field of cybernetics was separated from those of computing and artificial intelligence to emphasize issues of control and communication in learning, automation, and biology.

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