‘ReMARS’ conference set to come to Las Vegas to showcase robotics, space and AI
For the last couple of years, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has held an annual invite-only event where billionaires, astronauts, and roboticists could rub shoulders and chat about the future of tech over gourmet nibbles. Now that event is being turned into a public conference — one that “embraces an optimistic vision for scientific discovery” and will feature demos, workshops and talks about machine learning and space exploration.
“We’re at the beginning of a golden age of AI,” said Bezos in a press statement. “Recent advancements have already led to an invention that previously lived in the realm of science fiction — and we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible.”
The new event will be held in Las Vegas between June 4th and 7th later this year. The earlier, semi-secret conference was known as MARS (standing for Machine learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space), and the new event — an “extension” of the former — has been dubbed: ‘re:MARS’.
- Amazon’s ‘re:MARS’ conference will kick off at Las Vegas’ Aria resort in June.
- It’s open to the public and will include talks, demos, workshops, and roundtables.
- CEO Jeff Bezos said the conference would ‘spark new ideas for future innovation.’
There’s a reason why Amazon may want to bring thinkers in these spaces together. Reports from last year suggested that Amazon is working to build home robots that it hopes to launch as soon as 2019. The company is also heavily invested in artificial intelligence through its Alexa assistant and other products.
MARS is Amazon and Jeff Bezos‘ conference where billionaires and some of the brightest minds in science gather to discuss similar topics. Last year, Bezos famously took a robotic dog for a walk during the show. The year before, he walked around in a massive robot suit. The June conference builds on the concept but doesn’t require an invitation to attend.
Registration for re:Mars will open in March, but interested parties can sign up to receive more information now.