Machine learning on its own accord has already made an impact in the enterprise. When combined with automation, robotics and space exploration, the possibilities become even more curious.
That’s the premise of Amazon re:MARS, which stands for machine learning, automation, robotics and space, an Amazon Web Services Inc.-hosted event in Las Vegas this month. Technologies for MARS remain at the forefront of a transformation that is reshaping major aspects of daily life. Whether it involves machine learning for customer support, automation to provide collision avoidance, or robotics for delivering food orders, technology advances continue to influence how society navigates the world. Space travel and exploration have become a natural area where the intersection of key technologies shapes the future.
TheCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, will examine the latest breakthroughs in machine learning, automation, robotics and space through exclusive interviews with scientists, engineers, technologists and visionaries during our coverage of Amazon re:MARS on June 22-23. (* Disclosure below.)
Alexa on the Moon
The intersection of MARS technologies is fostering a growing list of intriguing applications. One example can be seen in the announcement by Amazon in January that its Alexa voice-powered assistant would be part of NASA’s Artemis program to return to the Moon.
Alexa will be built into the dashboard operating system of the space mission’s Orion capsule. Without an ability to connect to cloud data while orbiting the Moon, the mission planners developed a solution for moving Alexa’s complicated voice processing protocol into the on-board hardware.
Another use case can be found in Pinsceen Inc., an artificial intelligence startup founded by MIT 35 Under 35 awardee Hao Li. Pinscreen is working on technology that trains a deep neural network to process information from a single viewpoint.
The creation of avatars is a compute intensive, time-consuming task. In a video recently released by Amazon Web Services Inc., Li described his firm’s work to generate an avatar from a single photo with far less effort.
“It’s something you could stream from one location to another in real time,” Li said in the AWS video. “I could, in theory, have someone on the other side of this planet wear an AR device and basically see myself in 3D.”
TheCUBE event livestream
How to watch theCUBE interviews
We offer you various ways to watch theCUBE’s live coverage of the Amazon re:MARS event, including theCUBE’s dedicated website and YouTube channel. You can also get all the coverage from this year’s events on SiliconANGLE.
TheCUBE Insights podcast
Stay tuned for theCUBE’s complete guest list.
(* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for Amazon re:MARS. Neither AWS, the sponsor of theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)