CES will partner with the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) to showcase the critical role of technology in support of the United Nations efforts to advance human security.
They will shine a spotlight on how technology helps people tackle the world’s most pressing problems. Human Security for All will be the theme throughout the show. It will permeate programing from conferences to keynotes. It will highlight the innovations and products that are improving the lives of people around the world.
“Tech innovation gives us the tools to work toward a better world and has always been the catalyst for historic change. We are proud to partner with the World Academy of Art and Science in support of the United Nations,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
“Now more than ever, people are looking to the tech industry for leadership as we develop creative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.”
World Academy of Art and Science & UN
First introduced by the UN in 1994, the concept of human security recognizes the importance of personal well–being. It also lists security pillars tied to an individual’s experience in life. They comprise food; access to health care; personal income; environmental protection; personal safety; community security; as well as political freedom.
In addition, CES 2023 will showcase the latest tech innovations and thought leaders dedicated to addressing these pressing global challenges. CTA also expanded the CES Innovation Awards to incorporate technologies advancing the UN Human Security categories. The Human Security for All category includes eight new tech subcategories.
“The Covid-19 pandemic, global warming, the high cost of education and the surging food shortages resulting from the war in Ukraine illustrate the importance of developing innovative solutions to the full range of human security issues,” noted Garry Jacobs, president, World Academy of Art & Science.
“We are proud to partner with CTA to promote awareness and action to address the challenges to human security.”
Sustainability, digital health, metaverse, electric vehicles, transportation and mobility will have a commanding presence at the show. CES 2023 will explore the power of technology to revolutionize how people connect. It will feature new categories such as Web3 and using crypto and blockchain to usher in a new digital economy. It will also look at remote work tech, exploring how tech is bringing the office into the home to maximize collaboration and creativity.