ACM's Turing Award Prize Raised to $1 Million

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ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery)) announced today that the funding level for the ACM A.M. Turing Award is now $1,000,000, to be provided by Google Inc. The new amount is four times its previous level.

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The Turing Award is now funded at the monetary level of the world’s most prestigious cultural and scientific awards and prizes

ACM President Alexander Wolf announced today that the funding level for the ACM A.M. Turing Award is now $1,000,000, to be provided by Google Inc. The new amount is four times its previous level.

The cash award, which goes into effect for the 2014 ACM Turing Award to be announced early next year, reflects the escalating impact of computing on daily life through the innovations and technologies it enables. The new level is also intended to raise the Turing Award’s visibility as the premier recognition of computer scientists and engineers who have made contributions of lasting and major technical importance to the computing field.

The 2014 Turing Award will be presented at the ACM Awards Banquet in the spring of 2015. For more information, see http://amturing.acm.org.

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