ACM TechTalks

ACM members and non-member alike are welcome to attend our popular series of free TechTalks by expert industry professionals, distinguished ACM award laureates, and visionary researchers from industry and academia. Focused on keeping our global audience of busy practitioners at the forefront of technical trends, professional development, and emerging technologies, the TechTalks are also popular with students and educators. Recent talks have covered topics in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Big Data and Data Science, Blockchain, Computer Vision, Deep Learning, JavaScript, Microservices, Python, Quantum Computing, and more. Registration is free and the TechTalks can be attended both live and on-demand, on desktop and mobile devices. Check this page frequently for upcoming events as well as our on-demand archive. To subscribe to our TechTalk announcements, email

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The Exascale Computing Project and the Future of HPC with Doug Kothe

The mission of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) was initiated in 2016 as a formal DOE project and extends through 2022. The ECP is designing the software infrastructure to enable the next generation of supercomputers—systems capable of more than 1018 operations per second—to effectively and efficiently run applications that address currently intractable problems of strategic importance. The ECP is creating and deploying an expanded and vertically integrated software stack on US Department of Energy (DOE) HPC exascale and pre-exascale systems, thereby defining the enduring US exascale ecosystem.

The project is a joint effort of two DOE programs: the Office of Science Advanced Scientific Computing Research Program and the National Nuclear Security Administration Advanced Simulation and Computing Program. ECP's RD&D activities, which encompass the development of applications, software technologies, and hardware technologies and architectures, is carried out by over 100 small teams of scientists and engineers from the DOE national laboratories, universities, and industry.

ACM Learning Center TechTalk Archive

ACM award winners, leading researchers, industry veterans, thought leaders, and innovators address today and tomorrow's hottest topics and issues in computing for busy practitioners, as well as educators, students, and researchers. Check out our archive of these ACM TechTalks, free for members and non-members alike.

TechTalks on Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Talks from some of the leading visionaries and bleeding-edge researchers in AI/ML: Fei-Fei Li on visual intelligence in computers and ImageNet; Eric Horvitz on AI solutions in the open world; and Tom Mitchell on using ML to study how the brain creates and represents language.

The Joy of Functional Programming (for Data Science)

Register now for the next ACM TechTalk, "The Joy of Functional Programming (for Data Science)," taking place on Thursday, June 20 at 3 PM EDT. This talk will be presented by Hadley Wickham, Chief Scientist at RStudio. Andrew Conklin, Director of Engineering at Origent Data Sciences, will moderate the Q&A following the talk. Continue the discussion and checkout further resources on ACM's Discourse Page.

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Agile Data Science: Achieving Salesforce-Scale Machine Learning in Production

View the most recent ACM TechTalk, "Agile Data Science: Achieving Salesforce-Scale Machine Learning in Production," on demand. The talk was presented by Sarah Aerni, Director of Data Science at Salesforce Einstein. Michael Zeller, SVP of AI Strategy & Innovation at Software AG, moderated the Q&A following the talk. Continue the discussion and checkout further resources on ACM's Discourse Page.

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