COVER: The race is on to develop computers that are both fast and smart
For 40 years, the two grand quests of computer science -- to design ever swifter supercomputers and to endow machines with artificial intelligence -- have each proceeded as if the other did not exist. Now, spurred by technological breakthroughs and an explosion of commercial interest, these two avenues of research may be converging. See TECHNOLOGY.
NATION: In court and on the battlefield, the contra issue burns anew
After 15 months of investigation, a federal grand jury indicts Poindexter, North and two other Iranscam conspirators. --...