Bezos, AI and Trump chatter dominate Code Conference

Artificial intelligence and space travel were the dominant themes at this week’s Code Conference. That is, when attendees weren’t talking about Peter Thiel and Donald Trump. Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos kicked off the three-day event on Tuesday night in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, with a wide-ranging discussion touching many of his pursuits. By the conference’s close on Thursday morning, people were still buzzing. “I think everyone left the room long Amazon,” said Jeff Richards, a partner at GGV Capital in Silicon Valley. Sanu Desai, a managing director at investment bank Torch Partners in San Francisco, said it was “one of the best discussions at a conference I have seen in a long time.” And Celena Aponte, director of strategic iniatives at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, said “his vision of the…


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