ACM People in the News

“5 questions for Scott Aaronson"
Politico, November 17, 2023
2020 ACM Prize in Computing recipient Scott Aaronson discusses what he sees as the limitations of quantum computing, the inevitable influence of Isaac Asimov, and more.

“Leading Digital Education Expert Honoured With Prestigious Lovelace Medal"
Swansea University, November 8, 2023
ACM Council and Pubs Board member Tom Crick will receive the BCS Lovelace Medal later this year, in recognition of his significant contribution to computer science education.

“Are We Being Led Into Yet Another AI Chatbot Bubble?"
Fast Company, October 25, 2023
Michelle Zhou helps explain that today’s chatbots lack the “soft skills” needed to be truly useful in business settings.

“Juan Gilbert Honored with National Medal of Technology and Innovation"
UF News, October 24, 2023
President Joe Biden honored University of Florida computer science professor and ACM Fellow Juan Gilbert at the White House today with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

“AI Pioneers Yann Lecun and Yoshua Bengio Clash in an Intense Online Debate Over AI Safety and Governance"
VentureBeat, October 16, 2023
In a fiery debate that erupted over the weekend, two of the most influential figures in AI and deep learning fiercely discussed potential risks and safety concerns.

“John Warnock, Co-Founder of Adobe, Dies at 82"
KSLTV, August 20, 2023
Warnock was a co-founder of Adobe and the inventor of PostScript and the PDF. Among his many honors, he was an ACM Fellow and received the Software System Award.

“UK to Host AI Safety Summit at Start of November"
Financial Times, August 16, 2023
Dame Wendy Hall says the summit needs input from wider society, not just tech companies and governments.

“The Cryptographer Who Ensures We Can Trust Our Computers"
Quanta Magazine, July 27, 2023
Yael Tauman Kalai's breakthroughs secure the digital world, from cloud computing to our quantum future.

“It's the End of Computer Programming as We Know It. (And I Feel Fine.)"
New York Times, June 2, 2023
Matt Welsh and his CACM article are referenced in this interesting piece on the changing landscape of computer programming.

“Rider Professor Honored for Championing Women in Cybersecurity"
Rider University, April 26, 2023
Elizabeth Hawthorne received this year’s Advocacy Award from Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS).

“Geoffrey Hinton Tells Us Why He’s Now Scared of the Tech He Helped Build"
MIT Technology Review, May 2, 2023
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”

“‘The Godfather of A.I.’ Leaves Google and Warns of Danger Ahead"
New York Times, May 1, 2023
For half a century, Geoffrey Hinton nurtured the technology at the heart of chatbots like ChatGPT. Now he worries it will cause serious harm.

“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.

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