ACM in the News
"Tech-Savvy People More Likely to Accept Robot Doctors: Study"
Daily Hunt (India), May 13, 2019
Study presented at CHI 2019 recruited participants from online workforce Amazon Mechanical Turk to gain better understanding of user psychology behind the acceptance of automation in clinics.
"3rd AI for Good Global Summit gives rise to ‘AI Commons’"
Biz Today, June 7, 2019
ACM is partner in this conference, which shone a spotlight on AI projects in fields including education, healthcare and wellbeing, social and economic equality, space research, and smart and safe mobility.
"Why Should We Care About Technology Ethics? The Updated ACM Code of Ethics"
infoQ, June 5, 2019
The 2018 rewrite of the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct has brought it up-to-date with new technologies and societal demands.
"Russia hacked us: We made it far too easy—and still do"
The Hill, May 29, 2019
"My fellow computer scientists and I are generally not this emphatic, but we have long publicly warned that any forms of voting online, particularly by email, are vulnerable to undetectable attack," writes ACM US Technology Policy Committee Vice Chair Jeremy Epstein.
"Computing professionals: Leave internet connectivity out of voting machine guidelines"
Politico, May 29, 2019
ACM US Technology Policy Committee asks US Election Assistance Commission to prohibit internet connections from all voting equipment under an updated set of voluntary guidelines.
"Facebook's Robotic Arms, Legs Are Learning Faster Than Ever"
Bloomberg, May 20, 2019
Facebook chief AI scientist Yann LeCun, a 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient, said the company’s researchers have a responsibility to “see around corners” to where technology might be heading.
"Five Outstanding Innovators Under Age 40 Honored at Design Automation Conference "
Design Automation Conference, May 16, 2019
The 56th Design Automation Conference (DAC) and its sponsors, including ACM, have announced the five recipients of this year’s Under-40 Innovators Award.
"W&M Computing Mentorship for Girls Wins Global Service Award for Second Year in a Row"
William & Mary, May 15, 2019
The College of William & Mary's Society of Women in Computing was named recipient of the ACM Student Chapter Excellence Award for Outstanding Community Service.
"Advances in AI-enabled language translation hold special promise for the developing world"
ITU News, May 9, 2019
ACM CEO Vicki Hanson discusses the promise of deep learning after Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio and Yann LeCun received ACM's A.M. Turing Award for their contributions to machine learning using deep neural networks.
"MIT’s Daskalakis Awarded 2018 Grace Murray Hopper Award by Academic Peers"
The National Herald, May 9, 2019
ACM honors Constantinos Daskalakis and Princeton's Michael J. Freedman with Grace Murray Hopper Award.
"President Pavlopoulos congratulates Prof. Daskalakis on winning ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award"
AMNA (Greece), May 9, 2019
"UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Professor Pavel Pevzner Receives ACM’s Paris Kanellakis Award"
UC San Diego, May 8, 2019
Pevzner receives award recognizing theoretical work that significantly advances computing.
"IIT professor, Microsoft scientist bag awards for contributions for linking computing to society"
Hindu Business Line (India), April 24, 2019
ACM Lawler Award recipient Meenakshi Balakrishnan and ACM Distinguished Service recipient Victor Bahl lauded for their contributions.
"Sedgewick recognized for contribution to computer science education"
Princeton University, April 24, 2019
Robert Sedgewick, founding Chair of Computer Science at Princeton, is the recipient of ACM’s 2018 Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award.
"How AI could save the environment"
TechRepublic, April 19, 2019
ACM member Bistra Dilkina says environmental problems typically involve complex processes that scientists do not yet fully understand.
"Francine Berman Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences"
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, April 17, 2019
Berman in 2009 was the inaugural recipient of the ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award and is an ACM Fellow.
"The Power Platform Movement"
This Week in Enterprise Tech, April 12, 2019
Podcast features Mendel Rosenblum, researcher who came up with modern virtualization and recipient of first ACM Charles Thacker Breakthrough Award.
"Inaugural ACM Chuck Thacker Breakthrough Award"
iProgrammer, April 11, 2019
Mendel Rosenblum honored with award intended to recognize individuals with the same out-of-the-box thinking and “can-do” approach to solving the unsolved that Thacker exhibited.
"How the EU's AI ethics guidelines will impact US businesses"
TechRepublic, April 9, 2019
ACM US Technology Policy Committee members see EU guidelines as a constructive first step toward understanding of AI's potential and pitfalls.
"Study Awarded Top Paper of Past 50 Years"
The Daily Illini, March 29, 2019
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) cited research by scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the University of California, San Diego, and Northern Iowa University as the top paper of the past 50 years at its Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2019.
"Computer Science Has Genuine Rock Star: Xia Zhou"
Dartmouth News, March 25, 2019
Dartmouth College's Xia Zhou has been awarded ACM SIGMOBILE's RockStar Award.
"Stanford University Launches Institute for Human-Centered AI"
Stanford News, March 18, 2019
The Institute will be co-directed by Fei-Fei Li, who presented an ACM webinar in 2017; Jeff Dean, co-recipient of the 2012 ACM Prize in Computing, will serve on its advisory council.
"The Autocrat's New Tool Kit"
The Wall Street Journal (requires subscription), March 15, 2019
2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Yoshua Bengio is concerned the growing use of technology for political control amounts to “the 1984 Big Brother Scenario. I think it’s becoming more and more scary.”
"At Age 30, World Wide Web Is 'Not the Web We Wanted'"
Associated Press, March 12, 2019
Father of the World Wide Web and ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Tim Berners-Lee took the occasion of his invention's 30-year anniversary to discuss how its intended purpose has come up short, from a space for progress-oriented collaboration to a place saturated with intrusive surveillance, disinformation, and corporate control.
"Closing the Gender Gap in the Tech Industry"
60 Minutes, March 3, 2019
Code.org’s Hadi Partovi says tech gender gap has worsened in recent years, and he partly blames it on the fact that many attempts to recruit women, usually in high school or college, start too late. ACM is a partner in Code.org.
"Government and IT Industry-Funded AI Graduate Education Program to be Rolled Out Across U.K."
ComputerWeekly.com, February 21, 2019
University of Southampton professor (and former ACM president) Dame Wendy Hall says new initiatives will provide a way for students to develop AI skills and talent, while industry, universities, and others who aspire to be part of putting the UK at the forefront of the AI and data revolution should get involved with the effort.
"Gordon Bell Prize Highlights the Impact of AI"
Inside HPC, February 14, 2019
ACM Gordon Bell Prize recipients’ contributions highlighted.
"Cloud Programming Simplified: A Berkeley View on Serverless Computing"
UCBerkeley RISELab, February 10, 2019
ACM A.M. Turing Award winner David Patterson and colleagues release paper as follow-up to seminal paper on cloud computing.
"Stephen Ibaraki's Top Four Resources Spotlighting AI"
Forbes, February 8, 2019
ACM appears as #3 on this list; Learning Center cited.
"How to decide if a data science degree is worth it, and choose the right program"
Tech Republic, February 7, 2019
Co-Chair of ACM’s Data Science Task Force says that “colleges and universities are beginning to understand the need for data scientists, and are beginning to develop programs.”
"Turing Award Winner Judea Pearl Believes to Build Truly Intelligent Machines, Researchers Should Teach Them Cause & Effect"
Analytics India, January 31, 2019
ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Judea Pearl argues that AI has been hampered by an incomplete understanding of what intelligence really is.
"Boston University researchers develop framework to improve AI fairness"
VentureBeat, January 30, 2019
Research presented by Boston University scientists at ACM-FAT* 2019 shows just how hard it is to evaluate fairness in AI algorithms and tries to establish a framework for detecting and mitigating problematic behavior in automated decisions.
"China’s Social Credit System Won’t Tell You What You Can Do Right"
TechCrunch, January 28, 2019
Research on China’s Social Credit System unveiled at ACM FAT* 2019 conference.
"Embedding Ethics in Computer Science Curriculum"
The Harvard Gazette, January 25, 2019
Harvard's Barbara Grosz (ACM Fellow and ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award recipient) and collaborators have devised a model that taps the expertise of the philosophy department and integrates it into more than 12 CS courses.
"Amazon Is Pushing Facial Technology that a Study Says Could Be Biased "
The New York Times, January 24, 2019
Study on facial recognition technology presented at AIES 2019 reveals potential bias.
"The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class"
The New York Times, January 24, 2019
ACM Fellow Tracy Camp, head of Colorado School of Mines CS Department, was determined not to put in deterrents like capping the major. Instead, she said, class sizes had sharply increased.
"Michael Stonebraker to Deliver Opening Keynote at Data Summit 2019 in Boston"
Database Trends and Applications, January 23, 2019
ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate and database technology pioneer Michael Stonebraker will deliver talk, “Big Data, Technological Disruption, and the 800-Pound Gorilla in the Corner,” at Data Summit 2019.
"MIT Professor: Blockchain Technology Could Create Borderless Economies"
CryptoGlobe, January 22, 2019
ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Silvio Micali says blockchain technology's scalability and decentralization could help facilitate borderless business transactions.
"Innovative Business Foundation Organizes Masters of Abstraction Gala Dinner & Scientific Programme"
World Executives Digest, January 21, 2019
Five laureates of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing and Fields Medal met young scientists in Hong Kong for the first time.
"Levchin Prize Names Winners at the 2019 Real-World Crypto Conference"
Business Wire, January 9, 2019
Mihir Bellare, recipient of ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award, receives Levchin Prize.
Media Coverage of 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award:
The New York Times
The New York Times (Bengio featured)
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Bloomberg (Bengio quoted)
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury News
Financial Post (Canada)
Hindu Business Line (India)
Les Echos (France)
London Free Press