- Amazon will not hold its annual robotics and artificial intelligence conference, called re:MARS, this year.
- Launched in 2019, the conference has morphed from a private, invitation-only event hosted by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, which showcased the latest developments in robotics, artificial intelligence, and space.
- Amazon used re:MARS to showcase its cutting-edge technologies, including delivery drones.
Amazon’s President of Global Consumer Jeff Wilk unveiled its latest drone at the re:MARS conference in Las Vegas on June 5, 2019.
The company confirmed on Friday that Amazon does not plan to host a March conference on cutting-edge technologies such as robotics and space this year. You will integrate topics into the current lineup of Amazon Web Services events.
The tech giant launched re:MARS, which stands for “Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space” in 2019 as a way for startups, academics, researchers, and executives to discuss the latest developments in these technologies. It morphed from a private, invite-only version of the event called Mars, which attracted the tech elite and was hosted by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
Amazon said the decision to cancel Re:MARS was not made for budgetary reasons.
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy has taken a hard look at costs across the company as it faces slowing sales growth and a bleak economic outlook. The company has undergone the largest layoffs in its history and Jassy has cut a number of initiatives, including telehealth program Amazon Care, for trips”treasure truckGlo video conferencing device for children and Discover our virtual tour service.
Amazon used re:MARS to highlight some of its future innovations, such as delivery drones, warehouse robots, and its first home robot. Bezos has also held talks on space colonization, and I tested a pair of giant remote-controlled robotic hands. At last year’s conference, Amazon prover A feature where her digital assistant Alexa impersonates a deceased relative.
“AWS hosts hundreds of thousands of customers and partners each year at hundreds of events around the world,” an Amazon Web Services spokesperson told CNBC in a statement. “These events provide an invaluable opportunity to connect with our customers. Their time is valuable and we take serious responsibility to make every event valuable to everyone.” present, whether it be through developing new skills, identifying new solutions that will transform an organization, or building new relationships that will advance a career.We have consulted with clients and the community as always, and for 2023, to incorporate re:MARS topics — machine learning, automation, robotics, and space — in a well-funded set of current AWS events.”
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