NEW YORK: Amazon announced plans Thursday to hold a conference open to the public on robotics, space and artificial intelligence, as well as to discuss future applications of emerging technologies, reports AFP.
The re:MARS conference in Las Vegas will include “visionary talks, interactive workshops, technical deep dives, roundtables, hands-on demos, and more,” an Amazon statement said.The conference called Machine learning, Automation, Robotics and Space on June 4-7 grew out of a private, invite-only event hosted by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in recent years.
“We’re at the beginning of a golden age of AI,” Bezos said in the statement.
“Recent advancements have already led to invention that previously lived in the realm of science fiction—and we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible.”
He said the event would bring together “leaders and builders from diverse areas to share learnings and spark new ideas for future innovation.”
Amazon said the conference would showcase how it is using advanced technologies for its range of services from online shopping to music and video.
“Machine learning and artificial intelligence are behind almost everything we do at Amazon,” according to the company statement.