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Google Boosts ACM's Turing Award Prize to $1 Million


ACM-Google press conference

Turing laureates joining the press conference announcing Google's increased funding support for the ACM A.M. Turing Award were treated to a short video on the life and accomplishments of pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing.

Credit: Jason Gardner

ACM and search engine giant Google recently raised the funding level for the ACM A.M. Turing Award to $1 million.

The organizations say this quadruping of the cash award for Turing Award recipients (it previously was $250,000) is intended to raise the visibility of the Turing Award as the premier avenue of recognition for computer scientists and engineers who have made contributions of major technical and lasting importance to the computing field. The substantially larger cash award also reflects the continuing impact of computing on many aspects of daily life, through the innovations and technologies it enables.


 

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