Want $1 Million From Google? Just Win the Super Bowl of Computing

Football has the Super Bowl. Baseball, the World Series. The computer world has something of its own: it’s called the Turing Award, and it’s the ultimate showdown of computing skills and vision.

Now, future winners have more than fame to look forward to: Google just upped the grand prize for the “most prestigious award in computing” to $1 million.

Google increased the Turing Award payout four-fold: winners now will take home $1 million for their innovations in the field of computing (AP)