ACM Panels in Print

To celebrate 50 years of the ACM Turing Award and the visionaries who have received it, ACM has launched a variety of public relations and marketing campaigns with the aim to highlight the lasting impact of the contributions of the ACM Turing Laureates on computing and society, and to look ahead to the future of technology and innovation.

One of the campaigns is a “Panels in Print” campaign, which takes the form of a collection of responses from Turing laureates, ACM award recipients and other ACM experts on topics including Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Networking & the Future of the Internet, and Big Data. We work with major tech and business media outlets to run articles based on the responses.

Five Unique Perspectives on Cybersecurity

Five leaders in cybersecurity sound off on current issues in cybersecurity in a recent issue of Communications of the ACM. ACM award recipients Len Adleman, Dan Boneh, and Brent Waters, and ACM Fellows Patrick McDaniel and Paul van Oorschot discuss threats, government priorities, and the discipline's overall development.

Internet Experts Predict Impact of Internet of Things

ACM Internet experts Vint Cerf, Jennifer Rexford, Martin Casado, Eric Brewer, Jim Kurose, Nick Feamster, and George Roussos answer questions about how far the Internet has come, where it’s headed and the potential impacts, both positive and negative, of IoT.

Stephanie Forrest Believes Studying Biology Can Better Inform Cyberdefense Strategies

ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award recipient Stephanie Forrest, a professor at the University of New Mexico, recently wrote an ACM by-lined article on the parallels between immunology and cybersecurity for SC Magazine. "It is likely that there are common principles underlying the role of attacks and defence across these different systems," writes Forrest.

Q&A: RSA crypto pioneer Adleman keeps pushing the limits

In an interview with InfoWorld, University of Southern California computer science professor and 2002 Turing laureate Len Adleman sounds off on coming cyberwar risks and DNA computing, among other issues. 

Google Artificial Intelligence Whiz Describes Our Sci-Fi Future

In an interview with Fortune magazine, Jeff Dean, Google Senior Fellow and ACM Prize recipient, talks about the state of AI and machine learning. He discusses the hurdles AI must overcome and how it can transform Google products in the near future.

Four Unique Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence

Communications of the ACM recently included an article featuring perspectives on artificial intelligence from four leaders in the field. David Blei, Jeff Dean, Pedro Felzenszwalb and Raj Reddy discuss recent breakthroughs and how AI advances might impact our lives in the near future. 

Experts on AI: Jeff Dean

2012 ACM-Infosys Award recipient and Senior Fellow at Google Research Jeff Dean talks with IDG Connect about the insights he has gained from leading the Google Brain machine intelligence project. "We are building at least parts of that sci-fi dream – the useful, practical parts that could make people’s lives better."

Experts on AI: Raj Reddy

1994 ACM Turing Laureate Raj Reddy tells IDG Connect that, in many ways, he is surprised at the pace of AI innovation. "Ten years ago, I would have said it wouldn't be possible in my lifetime to recognize unrehearsed spontaneous speech from an open population, but that's exactly what Siri, Cortana and Alexa do." 

What the Growth of A.I. Means for The Future of Chatbots

"Those of us working in the field see that in the near future, many more chatbots will take a deep learning approach — accessing huge data sets to predict and prompt a much wider range of responses and relevant questions," writes Cory Kidd in a recent article for VentureBeat. Kidd, an ACM member, is CEO of Catalia Health. 

From the Turing Test to Deep Learning: Artificial Intelligence Goes Mainstream

In an interview with Computer Business Review, ACM member Melanie Mitchell, a Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University, discusses the current state and future prospects for artificial intelligence. "I expect AI ethics to become a major new sub-discipline of philosophy," says Mitchell.

Conference Program

Our celebration will culminate with a conference on June 23 - 24, 2017 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco with lively moderated discussions exploring how computing has evolved and where the field is headed. We hope you can join us via the web—we will be streaming the sessions in real time.