AI is changing every industry, and builders like you are on the forefront of compelling new customer experiences. That’s why I’m excited to share you can now register for Amazon re:MARS, a new global AI event on Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space.
The event will take place June 4-7 in Las Vegas, and will combine the latest forward-looking science with practical applications. When you leave, you’ll be up to speed on the latest AI trends and best practices, and have the technical skills to apply AI to your job when you head back to work. Here are a few more reasons you should attend.
All-Star Speakers Including Amazon Founder & CEO Jeff Bezos and Many More
The event will feature a great lineup of keynote speakers across science, academia, and business including Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels. Hear from Landing AI Founder and CEO Andrew Ng, iRobot CEO Colin Angle, actor and producer Robert Downey, Jr., and Kate Darling, a leading expert in robot ethics.
Through more than 100 learning sessions, hear from thought leaders and peers on how they apply AI technology to improve the customer experience, drive business efficiency, streamline operations, improve automation, and reach customers through new services and interfaces. Get a peek behind the curtain of Amazon Go, and learn about the store’s Just Walk Out technology. Hear how computer vision will fundamentally change the face of online shopping. Learn how experts are using automatic speech recognition to recognize sounds in addition to words, and much more.
Deeply Technical and Hands-on Learning in Alexa and Applied AI
In addition to inspirational keynotes and lessons on best practices, re:MARS will include workshops and deep-dives where you can gain deep, hands-on experience with IoT, voice, robotics, automation, and more. These sessions will focus on Amazon AI technologies such as Amazon Alexa and Amazon SageMaker as well as automation and robotics services like AWS DeepRacer and AWS RoboMaker.
Get hands-on with AI tools for text-to-speech, translation, natural language processing, personalization, and image and video analysis in a workshop that teaches you how to build intelligent applications. Use Alexa to build compelling voice interfaces that help you amplify your brand, interact with Smart City APIs, or put Alexa on edge IoT devices like the Raspberry Pi. Get deep in reinforcement learning and take on the challenge of training autonomous cars in our AWS DeepRacer course. Here are a few more example workshops to get you excited:
- Building the Starship Enterprise Computer Today: Nearly every science fiction story has shown us that voice interfaces are the future. This workshop will show you how to make that science fiction a reality by building rich and conversational Alexa skills.
- Practical Machine Learning with Amazon SageMaker: Learn a simple end-to-end approach to machine learning, from how to select the right algorithms and models for your business needs, how to prepare your data, then build, train, and deploy optimized models.
- Get Started with Robotics and AI: Teach a robot how to find a needle in a haystack. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to develop a robot that can roam around a room and identify objects it encounters, searching for a specific type of item. You will get hands-on with AWS RoboMaker, and learn how to connect robots to a huge variety of other AWS services, like Amazon Rekognition and Amazon Kinesis.
- re:MARS Blackjack Challenge: During this half-day course, you'll form teams to build and train a neural network for computer vision using Amazon SageMaker, and develop an algorithm to make a decision that gives your team the best chance to win.
Opportunities to See, Experience, Connect
re:MARS will also include tech showcases where you can experience demos of automation technologies, engage in hands-on coding labs, and learn about the best AI business solutions. Interact with real robots at the Robotics Showcase, and try your hand at controlling a robot with AWS RoboMaker. You can also connect with technical experts from AWS and Alexa, and network with like-minded builders who are working in AI. Talk to researchers from universities like Harvard and MIT and learn how they’re driving cutting-edge robotics innovations, from human bionic aids to robots that are helping make our world a safer place through environmental cleanup and disaster recovery efforts. Meet other voice-first innovators and hear how they’re enabling more natural and seamless customer experiences with voice.
Register Now for re:MARS
Tickets to re:MARS ($1,999) are limited and just went on sale. Visit the re:MARS website to learn more about our sessions and speakers, then register now to save your spot. I hope to see you in Las Vegas.
Source: Alexa Developer Blog