Amazon organized a secret robotic, AI and area convention

Amazon organized a secret robot, AI and space conference

Amazon introduced quite a lot of AI, robotics and area exploration specialists collectively for a secret convention this week, in response to Bloomberg. It was referred to as MARS, or Machine-Studying (House) Automation, Robotics and Area Exploration convention. Apparently, Jeff Bezos himself attended this very unique, invitation-solely occasion in Palm Springs. He mingled with visitors from numerous robotics corporations, automakers like Toyota, analysis institutes like ETH Zurich and academic establishments, together with MIT.

The convention’s particulars stay a secret — Amazon hasn’t even confirmed it but. However Bloomberg says the friends attended seminars, together with one which talked about giving robots human values. iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner additionally tweeted that she went to the convention, noticed “previous roboticist pals” and met new ones.

Seeing previous roboticist associates and assembly new cool machine intelligence and area individuals @ MARS convention sponsored by @amazon

— Helen Greiner (@helengreiner) March 21, 2016

Amazon targeted on these specific fields, almost certainly as a result of they’re all related to its pursuits. It has robots working in its warehouses, and it even held a robotics problem final yr to develop machines that may discover gadgets and fulfill orders. Its Amazon Echo audio system include Alexa, its voice assistant that may learn ebooks aloud, management the lights and give you election updates. Lastly, Jeff Bezos is in personally invested in the way forward for area exploration as Blue Origin’s founder and backer.

What I have been doing with my time during the last couple of days, #amazon #mars

— Alasdair Allan (@aallan) March 23, 2016