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 Role of Mobile Computing in Health" with Shwetak Patel

Always available remote physiologic monitoring through wearable sensors brings the transformational possibility of health care that empowers patients to conduct self-care, and making self-monitoring a lifelong process. Patients can more effectively manage chronic diseases, and screening for conditions could occur much sooner. It also fundamentally shifts and shares responsibility and creates a true partnership between clinician and patient. Beyond the individual patient, it also creates the potential for population health management in a way that has not been possible before. Shwetak Patel will discuss how the smartphone will play a central role in this vision to a point where the phones themselves will provide many of these physiologic sensing capabilities. He will also discuss the critical role of computer science in mobile health and the future of the field.

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.

Rust: In It for the Long Haul

Register now for the next free ACM Webinar, "Rust: In It for the Long Haul" presented on Friday, November 1, at 12 pm ET by Carol Nichols, co-author of The Rust Programming Language book and co-founder of Integer 32, the world’s first Rust-focused consultancy.  Jake Goulding, co-founder of Integer 32 and member of the Rust Infrastructure Team, will moderate the questions and answers session. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

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Recommender Systems: Beyond Machine Learning

View the most recent ACM Webinar, "Recommender Systems: Beyond Machine Learning," on demand.  The talk was presented by Joseph A. Konstan, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Distinguished University Teaching Professor at the University of Minnesota. Bart Knijenburg, Assistant Professor at the Clemson University School of Computing, moderated the questions and answers session. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

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