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The ACM A.M. Turing Award, computing’s most prestigious honor, acknowledges individuals who have made lasting and major contributions to the field. Here, we look back at some of these technologies and breakthroughs that continue to impact our lives, and the remarkable innovators who helped shape them.
Public Policy Issues
Daily headlines about cybersecurity, encryption, artificial intelligence, drones, and a host of other issues, underscore the growing and complicated relationship between computing and public policy. ACM recently formed the ACM Technology Policy Council (TPC) to oversee its technology policy efforts globally. With the goal of fostering enlightened policies, ACM’s US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) and Europe Technology Policy Committee (Europe TPC) work with the TPC in their respective regions to provide technical expertise for policymakers, the computing community and the public.
In 2018, ACM revised its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. In an article in The Conversation, ACM President Cherri M. Pancake compared a code of ethics for computing professionals to the Hippocratic Oath that medical doctors take. “It’s important for patients to feel confident their medical caregivers have their interests firmly in mind,” says Pancake. “Technology is, in many ways, similarly personal.”
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ACM Technology Policy Blog - ACM’s technology policy activities and the latest public policy developments
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RISKS Forum - moderated dialogue on computer-related risks
eLearn - magazine of online education and training
ACM regards social network platforms as essential channels for communicating with members and the computing community at large. Here are a set of guidelines, policies, and best practices to inform the use and management of ACM social media accounts across major social networks.
Comprehensive guidelines for the ACM logo and its associated branding elements and marketing communications. The branding elements include details on color palette, typography, photography and graphic motif.
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Are you a member of the media looking to speak with a computing expert on a specific topic? Whether you need to know about trends in cloud computing, software engineering or cybersecurity, ACM's media team can put you in touch with one of our expert members. To see if we can help contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advancing Computer Science Education at All Levels
ACM is at the forefront of advancing computer science education at all levels. Some recent reports outline ACM's findings in this area.