ACM TechTalks

ACM members and non-members 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 learning@acm.org.

View Our Recent TechTalk

Visual Data Analysis: How? When? Why? with Pat Hanrahan and Tamara Munzner

In many situations, complex decisions need to be made by people working with computers. Why does visual analysis help with those decisions? When should people be involved and when can automated approaches make these decisions? How can we build effective visual interfaces for data? This discussion will tackle these issues and related questions.

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.

Lessons From the Fifty-Year Quest to Turn Programmers into Software Engineers

View the recent ACM TechTalk, "Lessons From the Fifty-Year Quest to Turn Programmers into Software Engineers," presented by Adam Barr, book author and software consultant at Crosslake Technologies. Will Tracz, former chair of ACM SIGSOFT and member of the ACM Professional Development Committee, moderatered the questions and answers session following the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

Instant Memory Training for Tech Success - The ABCs and 123s for Developing a Powerful Memory

View the recent ACM TechTalk, "Instant Memory Training for Tech Success - The ABCs and 123s for Developing a Powerful Memory", presented by Chester Santos, International Man of Memory. Will Tracz, former chair of ACM SIGSOFT and member of the ACM Professional Development Committee, moderatered the questions and answers session following the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

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