Hollywood Meets IT: 8 Notable Celebrities Who Braved Technology

will.i.am, Intel

Recording artist and original member of hip hop band The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am was hired by Intel to be director of creative innovation in January 2011. Upon his appointment, the singer said that, "Nearly everything I do involves processors and computers, and when I see an Intel chip I think of all the creative minds involved that help to amplify my own creativity," according to an Intel press release announcing the news. Over two years later, will.i.am has continued to serve as a face for the chip maker, traveling the world for his "Intel Ultrabook Project" and combining Intel technology with the entertainment industry wherever he goes.

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