Amazon has actually canceled re: MARS 2020, a yearly AI event that focuses on artificial intelligence, automation, robotics and area, over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was arranged to be held June 16 to 19, 2020 in Las Vegas.
Organizers of the event stated in a statement on its website that the event will be cancelled and visitors who bought tickets will receive a complete refund. Here’s the statement:
Thank you for your interest in re: MARS2020 Our leading priority is the well-being of our staff members, customers, partners, and event attendees. We have actually been carefully monitoring the scenario with COVID-19, and after much factor to consider, we have actually made the decision to cancel re: MARS2020 All visitors who have purchased tickets will receive a complete refund of registration charges. Hotel rooms reserved through our conference website will be canceled complimentary of charge. Throughout the coming weeks, we will check out other ways to engage the neighborhood.
Amazon released re: MARS in 2019 and in 2015 featured creator and CEO Jeff Bezos, Landing AI creator and CEO Andrew Ng, actor and producer Robert Downey, Jr., MIT Media Laboratory researcher Dr. Kate Darling and Boston Characteristics creator Marc Raibert, and Zoox CEO Aicha Evans, to name a few.
COVID-19, an illness caused by a brand-new virus that is a member of the coronavirus household and a close cousin to the SARS and MERS infections.
Amazon provided assistance Thursday in action to the COVID-19 outbreak suggesting that worldwide workers who are able to work from house to do so through completion of March.
” We continue to work carefully with public and private medical experts to ensure we are taking the ideal precautions as the situation continues to progress,” an Amazon spokesperson stated in an e-mail declaration. “As an outcome, we are now advising that all of our employees worldwide who are able to work from house do so through the end of March.”
Previously today, Amazon stated it would supply two weeks of extra paid time off for full and part-time staff members who are detected with COVID-19 or put into quarantine. The business stated it will continue to pay all hourly employees, consisting of food service, janitorial and security staff, who support its workplaces all over the world.