The Dream of the Exact Language

  • Bo Göranzon
Part of the Artificial Intelligence and Society book series (HCS)


Thus spoke Florence Nightingale at the age of 77 to an audience of newly-qualified nurses. The main message was her anxiety about the future of nursing.2


Seventeenth Century Forest Ranger Reflective Knowledge Practical Life Craft Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bo Göranzon
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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