Google is quadrupling of the prize money for the A.M. Turning Award, which some call the Nobel prize of computer science. The endowment, $1 million, announced Thursday by the Association
for Computing Machinery is intended to elevate the prominence and recognition of computer science. The New York Times reports that the Turing Award had carried prize money of
$250,000 and was jointly underwritten by Google and Intel until the later decided to stop funding the award.
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