Smart Machines Get Smarter - The Long and Short of It - 'It Really Does Hook You' - COUNTRY IN FOCUS: Poland: Amazing as they are, computers can only do what you specifically program them to do. Until now. Now there is growing interest in designing thinking computers - computers that can make judgments, reason and learn or even talk with you. One country in particular, Japan, is very interested in taking the lead in artificial intelligence. The Japanese have launched an $800 million project to build an intelligent computer by 1990. It has become a national goal.
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