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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