ACM People in the News

“A Tech Industry Pioneer Sees a Way for the US to Lead in Advanced Chips"
New York Times, Apr. 19, 2023
Ivan Sutherland played a key role in foundational computer technologies. Now he sees a path for America to claim the mantle in “superconducting” chips.

“Computing Guru Criticizes ChatGPT AI Tech for Making Things Up"
CNET, Feb. 13, 2023
Vint Cerf, who helped create the internet's core network technology, hopes engineers can improve artificial intelligence's shortcoming.

“IEEE Medal of Honor Goes to Vint Cerf"
IEEE Spectrum, Jan. 31, 2023
A.M. Turing Award recipient codesigned the internet protocol and transmission control protocol

“How Neural Networks Revolutionized AI"
WNYCStudios, Jan. 13, 2023
An interview with Geoffrey Hinton about his pioneering work in neural networks, what it was like working for years on a technology that many in his field didn’t think would work, and how language is an imperfect tool.

“3 AI trends in drug discovery that stood out in 2022"
VentureBeat, Jan. 2, 2023
James Handler, Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery Technology Policy Council, told VentureBeat about two uses where AI is showing great promise in drug discovery.

“This Scientist is Trying to Create an Accessible, Unhackable Voting Machine"
MIT Technology Review, Nov. 1, 2022
Some experts believe that the pursuit is misguided, because no computer could ever be unhackable. Juan Gilbert was undeterred.

“The White House Moves to Hold Artificial Intelligence Accountable With AI Bill of Rights"
Venture Beat, Oct. 4, 2022
As AI has rapidly advanced, more voices have joined in the cry to ensure that it remains safe.

“Computer Science’s Challenges, as Seen by Its Pioneers"
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 30, 2022
Recipients of the world’s most prestigious computer science awards gathered at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, sharing concerns about teaching, ed-tech tools, and improving-but-still-low participation rates by women.

“Three Laureates Walk on a Stage...and Start Debating Technology", Sept. 20, 2022
ACM CEO Vicki Hanson moderated a panel at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum with ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Vint Cerf, Leslie Lamport, and Joseph Sifakis.

“How to Write Software With Mathematical Perfection"
Quantamagazine, May 17, 2022
Modern computers can effectively coordinate with each other because of the work of the computer scientist Leslie Lamport.

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