Turing Award Now Worth $1 Million, Thanks to Google
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
The prize for the world’s most prestigious computer science award has quadrupled to $1 million, thanks to a sizeable grant from Google, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced.
ACM President Alexander Wolf was full of praise for Google’s contribution, saying, “With the generous support of Google, we can celebrate the mainstream role of computing in transforming the world and the way we communicate, conduct business and access entertainment.” Google’s Vice President of Engineering, Stuart Feldman, added, “We think it’s important to recognize when people make fundamental contributions in computer science, and we want to help ACM raise awareness of these innovators and the contributions they’ve made to the world.”
The Turing Award is named for British mathematician Alan Turing, the man who cracked the Enigma code that helped Allied Forces defeat the Nazis during the Second World War.