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Sir Tim Berners-Lee receives the ACM A.M. Turing Award

By [email protected] - 17th May 2017 - 17:06

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), named Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, as the recipient of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award. The ACM Turing Award is recognized as the highest distinction in Computer Science and is sometimes referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing.” The Award is named for the British Computer Scientist Alan Turing who is known as the key founder of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence as well as for the development of the Turing machine, considered a model of a general purpose computer. Sir Tim is being given this award for inventing the World Wide Web, considered as the most influential computing innovation in history. The World Wide Web is the technical infrastructure of society and has already become the universal connectivity platform.