LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Agricultural equipment took the spotlight during the keynote address at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. This is because “Human Security for All” became the first theme of the 56-year history.
At the opening ceremony of the Consumer Electronics Show on Thursday, John Deere Chief Executive John May said that as costs rise, arable land and rural labor diminishes, the world is starving. We have come up with a strategy of using technology to feed us.
“Technology enables farmers to produce more with less,” May said at one of the world’s largest technology events organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), where 2,000 people attended. told the audience.
The industry association, in partnership with the World Academy of Arts and Sciences and the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security, encourages the technology industry to help tackle the world’s most pressing issues.
“This is the next big idea,” said Walt Stinson, co-founder of electronics retailer ListenUp, who approached CTA about a potential partnership.
Several panels discussed how innovation can help solve global challenges. Heads of Google, which is owned by Nokia of America (ALUAL.UL), Siemens (SIEGn.DE) and Alphabet (GOOGL.O), are applying technology to create sustainable supplies of food and reduce global education inequalities. We talked about burying.
Working to improve the human condition will ultimately pay off, said Ketan Patel, a longtime Goldman Sachs banker who now runs the Force for Good Foundation.
“When you add to the purpose of every technology company, suddenly you have a moral purpose and you have something that can be hugely profitable,” says Patel. .”
The CES sessions are the first phase of the industry group’s “Rolling Thunder” campaign to raise awareness across all sectors of the economy, said Gary, executive chairman of the Human Security for All Campaign. Jacobs said. The group plans to pitch to universities around the world in the coming months.
“These challenges cannot be addressed by states or multilateral institutions,” said Jacobs. “It requires the cooperation of the global community in different segments.”
Reported by Dawn Chmielewski of Las Vegas.Edited by Richard Chan
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