View On-demand Videos of ACM's Celebration of 50 Years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award

ACM celebrated 50 years of the A.M. Turing Award with a two-day conference June 23 - 24 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. This milestone event was designed to highlight the significant impact of the contributions of the Turing Laureates on computing and society, to look ahead to the future of technology and innovation, and to help inspire the next generation of computer scientists to invent and dream. Talks and panel discussions from the conference were livestreamed on ACM's website and on Facebook. You can view these videos on-demand below.


Introduction to 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award Celebration

ACM President Vicki Hanson, Conference Chair Craig Partridge, and Dame Wendy Hall give introductory remarks at ACM’s Celebration of 50 Years of the A.M. Turing Award. Computing visionaries from the last half century, including 22 ACM Turing Award recipients, participated in this two-day conference at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco June 23 – 24, 2017. The event celebrated the first 50 years of the ACM Turing Award and the visionaries who have received it, and reflected on the evolution of computing and explore where the field is headed.

"Impact of Turing Recipients' Work"

2008 Turing Award recipient Barbara Liskov discusses the enduring Impact of ACM Turing Recipients' Work. Liskov focuses specifically on the foundational contributions of the first decade of Turing laureates, and demonstrates how their collective work and accomplishments brings the field of computer science itself into view.

"Advances in Deep Neural Networks"


Judea Pearl (2011 Turing Laureate), University of California, Los Angeles (Moderator); Michael I. Jordan, University of California, Berkeley; Fei-Fei Li, Stanford University; Stuart Russell, University of California, Berkeley; Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI; and Raquel Urtasun, University of Toronto

Turing Laureates 1966 - 1990: A Retrospective Celebrating the Achievements of the Earliest Turing Laureates

This video from ACM's Celebration of 50 Years of the A.M. Turing Award looks back at the achievements of ACM Turing Award recipients, and recognizes the work that laid the foundations of modern computing.

"Restoring Personal Privacy without Compromising National Security"


Joan Feigenbaum, Yale University (Moderator); Whitfield Diffie (2015 Turing Laureate), Stanford University; Bryan Ford, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology); Nadia Heninger, University of Pennsylvania; and Paul Syverson, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

"A Reflection: Turing Laureates Take a Brief Look Back on Their Careers and Share Thoughts the Future"

Turing Laureates Butler Lampson, Barbara Liskov, Michael Stonebraker, Raj Reddy, Vint Cerf and others take a brief look back on their careers and share some thoughts on the future.

"Preserving our Past for the Future"


Craig Partridge, Raytheon BBN Technologies (Moderator); Vinton G. Cerf (2004 Turing Laureate), Google; Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive; Natasa Milic-Frayling, University of Nottingham; Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University; and W. Brent Seales, University of Kentucky

"On Methodology: Turing Laureates Discuss their Approach to Work"

Turing Laureates Andrew Yao, Marvin Minsky, Herbert Simon, Shafi Goldwasser, James Gray, Edmund Clarke and Richard Karp discuss their approach to work and share advice for those who aspire to follow in their footsteps.

"Moore's Law Is Really Dead: What's Next?"


John Hennessy, Stanford University (Moderator); Doug Burger, Microsoft Research; Norman P. Jouppi, Google; Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University; and Butler Lampson (1992 Turing Laureate), Microsoft

"Challenges in Ethics and Computing"


Deirdre K. Mulligan, University of California, Berkeley (Moderator); Jennifer T. Chayes, Microsoft Research; Helen Nissenbaum, Cornell Tech and New York University; Raj Reddy (1994 Turing Laureate), Carnegie Mellon University; and Noel Sharkey, University of Sheffield and Foundation for Responsible Robotics

"Computer Science as a Major Body of Accumulated Knowledge"

Donald Knuth, 1974 Turing laureate and author of “The Art of Computer Programming” discusses the nature of computer science as a discipline and its relationship to other scientific fields in his talk "Computer Science as a Major Body of Accumulated Knowledge."

"Quantum Computing: Far Away? Around the Corner? Or Both at the Same Time?"


Umesh Vazirani, University of California, Berkeley (Moderator); Dorit Aharonov, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Jay M. Gambetta, IBM Research; John Martinis, Google and University of California, Santa Barbara; and Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (2000 Turing Laureate), Tsinghua University 

"Augmented Reality: From Gaming to Cognitive Aids and Beyond"


Blair MacIntyre, Georgia Institute of Technology and Mozilla Corporation (Moderator); Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. (1999 Turing Laureate), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Peter Lee, Microsoft AI and Research; Yvonne Rogers, University College London; and Ivan Sutherland (1988 Turing Laureate), Portland State University