On the opening day of the 8th HLF, Scott Aaronson, winner of the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing, discussed the recent advancements in quantum computing and the impact that “quantum supremacy” could have on the future of computing.
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This year’s HLF included an interactive session titled “Pitch Your Science News and Opinion Stories to News and Magazine Editors,” to help young researchers improve their skills in this domain.
David A. Patterson, who received the 2017 ACM A.M Turing Award “for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry,” shared a presentation titled Architecture Innovation Accelerates Artificial Intelligence at the first day of the Virtual Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF).
How can computing technology impact global health, particularly with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic? Shwetak Patel, 2018 ACM Prize in Computing winner and CCC council member, addressed this question on the second day of the Virtual Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) 2020.
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