THE PLAYLIST

Barak Berkowitz / MIT Media Lab

By Barak Berkovitz February 21st, 2018

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— A smart lists of books, companies and more.


We speak to MIT Media Lab's Director of Operations & Strategy Barak Berkowitz and find out what companies and books inspired the brains behind Amazon's Echo technology.



COMPANIES

1.

Improbable

Improbable is a British technology company that focuses on large-scale simulations in the cloud, enabling virtual worlds of unprecedented scale and complexity.


2.

Tibbo

Pioneers in IoT, Tibbo has been creating network connected devices since its inception in 2001.


3.

Searchink

Uses machine learning to process huge quanities of data.



LITERATURE

1.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig


2.

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis


3.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


4.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz

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