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

Seismic Shifts Challenges and Opportunities in the 'Post ISA' Era of Computer Systems Design with Margaret Martonosi

Systems designers are turning to a range of approaches to scale computer systems performance and power efficiency. Unfortunately, the scaling gains afforded by these techniques come with significant costs: increased hardware and software complexity, degraded programmability and portability, and increased likelihood of design errors and security vulnerabilities. The long-held hardware-software abstraction offered by the Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) interface is fading quickly in this post-ISA era. This talk will cover a range of design opportunities and challenges, with a particular emphasis on the surprising alignments between full-stack issues in both classical and quantum computing systems.

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.

Tradeoffs in the Software Workflow

View the recent ACM TechTalk, "Tradeoffs in the Software Workflow," presented by Titus Winters, Principal Software Engineer at Google. George Fairbanks, Software Engineer at Google, moderated the questions and answers session following the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

The Evolution of Accessibility

View the recent ACM TechTalk, "The Evolution of Accessibility," presented by Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft. Eve Andersson, Senior Director of Product Inclusion, Equity, and Accessibility at Google, moderated the questions and answers session following the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.