Amazon makes MARS offshoot open to the public
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Amazon makes MARS offshoot open to the public

Ever heard of ecommerce giant Amazon’s MARS conference? Unless you’re on a very selective list of invitees, the answer is probably not. The planet-like acronym, in this instance, stands for Machine learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space, and the conference is Jeff Bezos’ way of ensuring that Amazon stays ahead of the game when it comes to science and tech. Now, however, the company is taking a more egalitarian approach. On Thursday, it announced that there would be a new MARS off-shoot and, unlike the main conference, it’s open to the public.

Amazon’s share price has advanced by 15% year to date

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The conference, called re:Mars, will run between 4 and 7 June this year, at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas. It’s Amazon’s push to find talent and expertise from unexpected sources. But why would the company want to gather some of the world’s greatest experts on robotics, artificial intelligence and more? There are a number of answers (because who knows what they’re working on?) but two stand out as highly likely: first, Amazon is heavily invested in artificial intelligence through its Alexa voice-controlled assistance. And second, the company is believed to be working on a home robot that could be launched as early as this year.

Amazon’s MARS conference trends to be the playground of top names in science and technocratic billionaires. In previous years, Bezos has worn a giant robot exoskeleton and taken a robot dog for a walk. The re:Mars conference will build on that tone and feature speakers from Amazon, MIT, UC Berkeley, NASA, and Harvard. Amazon describes the event as being for “business leaders and technical builders,” and a blurb on the company’s dedicated re:Mars platform pitches the conference as follows:

Hear from leaders across science, academia, and business as they share the latest research and scientific advancements, industry innovation, and their perspective on how these domains will evolve.”

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Dominion holds Amazon in its Global Trends Ecommerce Fund.


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