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Internationally acclaimed musician and tech entrepreneur Will.i.am has been honored with the prestigious Tech for Global Good Humanitarian Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of technology and philanthropy.
The award, presented by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation, recognizes individuals who have utilized technology to make a positive impact on the world and improve the lives of people around the globe.
Will.i.am, known for his work as a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas and his successful solo career, has also been a vocal advocate for leveraging technology to address social and economic challenges. In 2013, he founded the i.am.angel Foundation, which focuses on providing education, opportunities, and technology to underserved communities.
In addition to his philanthropic efforts, Will.i.am has also made a significant impact on the tech industry through his company, I.AM.PLUS. The company has developed innovative products that harness the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance the way people interact with technology.
In a statement, the CTA Foundation praised Will.i.am for his unwavering commitment to using technology for global good. “Will.i.am has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the potential of technology to drive positive change,” said the foundation. “His efforts to bridge the digital divide and empower underserved communities are truly inspiring, and we are honored to recognize his incredible work with this award.”
Upon receiving the award, Will.i.am expressed his gratitude and emphasized the importance of using technology to address social and economic disparities. “I believe that technology has the power to transform the world and create opportunities for those who have been overlooked,” he said. “I am deeply honored to receive this award and will continue to work tirelessly to harness the potential of technology to make a lasting and meaningful impact on our global community.”
Will.i.am joins a prestigious list of previous recipients of the Tech for Global Good Humanitarian Award, including former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and renowned tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates. His dedication to leveraging technology for social good has made a profound impact on the world, and he continues to be a leading advocate for using innovation to drive positive change.