Venkatesh Shankar via The Conversation | What’s in store for Amazon as Bezos steps down from his CEO role later this year? I believe that Amazon’s future – and humanity’s – is inextricably linked to the rise of artificial intelligence. Starting with Alexa, the company’s virtual assistant, Amazon is betting on AI. Amazon’s future success will depend on how the incoming CEO – current head of cloud computing Andy Jassy – navigates these new technologies while pushing the company into more industries, such as health care and financial services. His challenge is to keep Bezos’ legacy and Amazon’s disruptive culture alive.