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Advancing computing as a science and a profession
Advancing computing as a science and a profession

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The ACM Future of Computing Academy was created to bring together talented emerging professionals from various computing disciplines to address the most pressing challenges facing the field and society at large. If you are an early-career computing professional with insights into what problems ACM should be tackling, how the field of computing should evolve, how ACM should adapt to the needs of future generations, and where computing can help address the global issues we all face, this opportunity if for you.

Apply now (deadline March 15): ow.ly/S2SY308lg9S
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China has invested heavily in #AI, and now The country’s universities and tech giants are reaping the benefit: http://ow.ly/f3Sp3097l4s

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Did you piano teacher ever tell you to stop slouching? Now software can do that. ow.ly/Ufb93097kUI
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Popular narratives of the development of computing often overlook figures and landmarks outside of British and American origin. Herbert Bruderer, a computing historian in Zurich, discusses "Computing History Beyond the U.K. and U.S.: Selected Landmarks from Continental Europe," a Contributed Article in the February 2017 CACM.

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It is no exaggeration to say that in the years ahead, most aspects of work and life as we know it will be influenced by [AI] technologies... This is a profound and daunting responsibility. And it would be easy for us to bury our heads in our work, to retreat to our areas of expertise, our comfort zones. But that is simply not an option."

Guru Banavar discusses the social responsibility inherent in advancing the field of artificial intelligence in this ACM Huffington Post blog.

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Early in his career, Niklaus Wirth rose to prominence with the creation of the Euler and PL360 programming languages, which broke new ground in formal separation of syntax and semantics; in novel implementation techniques, and in careful language design for efficient implementation with specific parsing methods. Later, working with Tony Hoare, Wirth used the Euler language as the basis of Algol-W, which then became the basis for Pascal. This simple, flexible language was designed for rapid compilation into efficient code. It retained Algol’s code structures, logical completeness, and support for recursion, but stripped away some of its complexity and added support for complex and user-defined data types. Because of its versatility, Pascal provided a foundation for future computer languages, systems, and architectural research for years to come.

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Shabih Rizvi will be a featured guest at ACM's official #SXSW party! Rizvi joined the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2014. There, he focuses on consumer investments in the firm’s digital practice. Prior to joining KPCB, Rizvi held a variety of roles at Google, including business development manager for Google Play. #ACMatSXSW

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Inspired by Google’s AlphaGo artificial neural network, a researcher in Switzerland has built a similar machine-learning tool to crack one of the knottiest problems in quantum physics. His neural network could turn out to be a game changer in understanding quantum systems.

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How bad is your filter bubble? Today's topic in The Morning Paper is the paper "Quantifying Controversy in Social Media," presented at #WSDM2016: http://ow.ly/57DL308Y6IS
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Yale University has announced that it will will change the name of one of its residential colleges from Calhoun College to Grace Murray Hopper College. Yale considered numerous alternatives from a shortlist of the hundreds of names recommended by many students, alumni, faculty and others before ultimately deciding that Hopper was the most people as reflective of Yale’s core values.

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