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Top articles of the week | January 7

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

 

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence     The Guardian

I was a doubter of the power of artificial intelligence. I wrote about it back in 2015 but it turns it’s a bigger deal in the short-term that I imagined. Ray Dalio, the world’s most successful hedge fund manager has decided to go all in with AI. “Bankers will become dinosaurs”

 

Alexa: Amazon’s operating system              Stratechery

I am an unabashed fan of Ben Thompson at Strachery. Another brilliant analysis of Amazon’s play with Alex and how they are using it to enter the home.

 

Design in Enterprise             Zach Hamed, Medium

Interesting article on the evolution of web design for enterprise companies. Check out the summary at the end of the article on some key tips for design.

 

How Amazon, Google, and Facebook Will Bring Down Telcos                   Wired

Most people don’t love our big telcos. Wired examines how a new guard will be built but at the risk of a new oligopoly.

 

Episode 13: Dakota Smith, Head of Growth @ Hopper    PNR Podcast

We had the pleasure of talking to Dakota Smith, head of growth at Hopper. Hopper just raised a massive $82M round and is looking to make a big dent in the travel space.