Amazon today announced that registration for re:MARS, the company’s in-person event that explores advancements and practical applications within machine learning, automation, robotics, and space (MARS), has opened. Tickets to the event are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are available on the event’s registration page.
In an announcement last month that re:MARS would return after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, Jeff Bezos, founder and executive chair of Amazon, said, “We’re excited to offer re:MARS, bringing together leaders and builders from diverse areas to share learnings and spark new ideas for future innovation.”
re:MARS will combine insights into the latest forward-looking science with sessions focused on in-production applications of MARS technologies that can help organizations initiate change today. The event will also include a Tech Showcase where attendees will be able to engage first-hand with the latest MARS technologies, demo emerging technologies, and explore the latest in automation, bots, drones, and other technologies.
The event’s organizers are targeting business leaders and technical builders, from developers, engineers, and data scientists, to machine-learning experts, and roboticists, interested in learning, sharing, and using AI technologies to initiate organizational change.
“We want participants to get inspired by exploring the biggest questions in science, learn best practices in MARS technologies, and foster new friendships and collaborations,” said Kelley Schultz, the head of AI/ML events for the Amazon Web Services global events team.
Amazon re:MARS 2019 featured many highly rated talks, including this keynote presentation by Jeff Wilke, Amazon’s former consumer worldwide CEO, an overview of Amazon Robotics from Brad Porter, the former vice president of Amazon Robotics, and a presentation by Jenny Freshwater, then director of forecasting, and now vice president of Traffic and Marketing Technology, on how Amazon utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to make product-demand forecasting decisions.
Some of this year’s featured speakers will include Swami Sivasubramanian, vice president of Data and ML Services, AWS; Dilip Kumar, vice president, Physical Stores, Amazon; Jesse Levinson, chief technology officer, Zoox; and Kevin O’Brien, CEO, Orbital Insight.
More details about featured keynote speakers, breakout content, and other components of this year’s event will be provided on the event’s website in the coming weeks.