Google Raises Turing Prize Stakes to $1 Million

Google has merely quadrupled the prize money—to $1 million—for the computing "Nobel Prize." Until the announcement Thursday, the Affiliation for Computing Gear’s prestigious Turing Award offered winners $250,000, sponsored in current occasions by Google and Intel. "The Turing Award is now funded on the monetary diploma of the world’s most prestigious cultural and scientific awards and prizes," ACM President Alexander Wolf said in a launch. Earlier winners have included Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson in 1983 for the creation of the Unix working system. Google’s vice chairman of engineering, Stuart Feldman, said inside the launch that these on the tech massive "assume it’s important to acknowledge when people make elementary contributions in laptop science, and we have to help ACM improve consciousness of these innovators and the contributions they’ve made to the world." Named in memory of Alan Turing, the British mathematician featured inside the newly launched film "The Imitation Recreation," the award was created in 1966 "for primary contributions of lasting significance to computing." The 2014 Turing Award could be launched subsequent spring.

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— Evelyn Chang, CNBC

First revealed November 14 2014, 7:17 AM