ACM FCA

The Road to the Future of Computing: Paved with a Pandemic

(Part of) the Atlanta Skyline. Thank God for balconies! [Photo: Neha Kumar] Our new cohort of the Future of Computing Academy kicked off in December, and has since been busy defining projects for the next year. Around the same time, the novel Coronavirus pandemic broke out in Wuhan, China, and…


It’s April…

and all has not been quiet on the FCA front, though admittedly it would seem that way given that we have not shared here in a while. Here below is our attempt to report back and keep you in the loop. Image courtesy unsplash.com In the last few months, starting from our in-person meeting just prior…


Something Old, Something New

The ACM FCA: Old meets New What do you get when you place a group of 40 computing professionals — from academia, industry, and practice — in a room for two-and-a-half days, engaging and interacting to discover how they might best impact their discipline? A plethora of phenomenal ideas, immense…


FCA: The Next Generation

Our perfect ‘square’ of 36 new additions! We are so very proud to announce that the FCA no longer consists of inaugural members alone. We now include 36 new additions, selected from hundreds of applicants, and residing in many more different corners of the world than before. We could not be more…


CrashCourse Artificial Intelligence Preview

Several FCA members, including Lana Yarosh, Tim Weninger, and Yonatan Bisk are the writers of a Crash Course on Artificial Intelligence. Crash Course Artificial Intelligence will start next week and it will be a 15-episode, 5-lab series. Here’s the official synopsis: In this series host Jabril…


Joining the FCA

The ACM Future of Computing Academy (FCA) is in its second recruitment cycle, culminating on August 23rd. Having heard many questions around why one should apply — not to mention request recommenders’ precious time for endorsing these applications, we (Luigi and I) reflect below on what being in…


Announcing Our Second-Ever Recruiting Cycle!

The ACM Future of Computing Academy is proud to announce a new recruiting cycle. Are you early in your computing career, with a passion for improving the field? Are you excited about the joy, sacrifice, and professional benefits of becoming a leader in the computing community? If so, you should…


Expanding the Horizons of Human-Centered AI

This is the title of the summer school that will take place this coming monsoon season in New Delhi, India, from July 24 to July 27. The venue will be the glorious India Habitat Centre in the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi. Motivated by the growing attention that advancements in artificial intelligence…