Amazon's drones and robots want to take over your deliveries
[SOUND] Beyond that, last week, there was the Amazon re:MARS conference.
Which kinda got lost in the shuffle with all the attention on Apple at WWDC.
Which they knew that.
They knew that they were scheduling their first annual conference at the same time as WWDC.
Tell me, what is re:MARS?
So re:MARS, it's basically Jeff Bezos' conference that they had in Vegas where they talk about robotics, space, artificial intelligence.
It's kind of a big science fair, so yeah.
And you wrote about a couple of things, there was this drone that was quiet enough that it could potentially sneak up on you.
Yes, yeah so Amazon announced their newest.
Five prime air drone at the conference, which is kind of a big deal in that they continue to iterate these delivery drones that they keep telling us are going to deliver us stuff within 30 minutes, but the FAA hasn't really moved forward with approvals where we don't expect this to reach the mass market.
In at least the next couple of years, if ever, but it was a cool new drone.
And tell me about Amazon Scout.
Amazon Scout, I got a chance to actually see this.
This is a delivery drone for the ground, so it rides around in suburban sidewalks.
And one of the cool aspects of it that they told me about was that they create these duplicates of the real world, the real neighborhoods that Amazon Scout is actually going around in.
To actually train the AI to be able to actually know what to do when it goes out there, and doesn't, I don't know, knock over a tiny dog or something like that.
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