Jeff Bezos’ mysterious MARS conference gears up — and so do celebrity tweets

Jeff Bezos’ mysterious MARS conference gears up — and so do celebrity tweets

1:06am, 18th March, 2019
This picture of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos taking a stroll with a SpotMini robot dog went viral during last year’s MARS conference. What will he do this year? (Jeff Bezos via Twitter) If it’s March, it’s time for MARS: Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ annual invitation-only festival celebrating Machine learning, Automation, Robotics and Space is ramping up in Palm Springs, Calif., and attendees are already starting to spread the word about the sights and insights. As usual, we’re on the outside looking in, based on tweets with the and reports from those closer to the scene at The Parker Resort. We know that “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill is at MARS because he shows up in the background of a selfie tweeted out by gravitational-wave researcher Chiara Mingarelli: When Luke Skywalker photobombs your selfie… you’re at — Dr Chiara Mingarelli (@Dr_CMingarelli) And we know that retired NASA astronaut Story Musgrave, one of the spacewalking saviors of the Hubble Space Telescope, is also in attendance — thanks to a couple of tweets from game developer Robin Baumgarten: Wobbling with astronaut Story Musgrave, nbd