Kyle Wiggers

Kyle Wiggers

Senior Reporter, Enterprise

Kyle Wiggers is a senior reporter at TechCrunch with a special interest in artificial intelligence. His writing has appeared in VentureBeat and Digital Trends, as well as a range of gadget blogs including Android Police, Android Authority, Droid-Life, and XDA-Developers. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner, a piano educator, and dabbles in piano himself occasionally — if mostly unsuccessfully.

The Latest from Kyle Wiggers

Celestial AI raises $100M to transfer data using light-based interconnects

David Lazovsky and Preet Virk, technologists with backgrounds in semiconductor engineering and photonics, came to the joint realization several years ago that AI and machine learning workloads would q

OpenAI brings the competition to DeepMind’s doorstep with new London office

OpenAI is expanding overseas. To London, specifically. Today, the Microsoft-backed AI startup announced that it plans to open an office in London, its first international outpost. When OpenAI’s

ChatGPT prompts: How to optimize for sales, marketing, writing and more

ChatGPT, OpenAI’s AI-powered chatbot, has taken the world by storm. Capable of writing emails, essays and more given a few short prompts, ChatGPT has become one of the fastest-growing apps in hi

Workflow automation startup Parabola raises $24M

Parabola, a San Francisco-based startup that uses AI to help expedite back-office processes, particularly in the logistics and e-commerce sectors, today announced that it raised $24 million in a Serie

Slang taps AI to answer phone calls for brick-and-mortar businesses

For business owners, phone calls can be an enormous time waster. Take the restaurant industry, for example. Calls can lead to more important tasks being overlooked, like doing inventory, balancing sta

ChatGPT: Everything you need to know about the AI-powered chatbot

ChatGPT, OpenAI’s text-generating AI chatbot, has taken the world by storm. It’s able to write essays, code and more given short text prompts, hyper-charging productivity. But it also has

Astrix Security, which uses ML to secure app integrations, raises $25M

Astrix Security, a platform that helps companies manage and secure third-party app integrations, today announced that it closed a $25 million Series A funding round led by CRV with participation from

OpenAI’s ChatGPT app can now search the web — but only via Bing

ChatGPT on mobile can now surf the web. But only via Bing. Today, OpenAI announced that subscribers to ChatGPT Plus, the premium version of the company’s AI-powered chatbot, can use a new featur

Reka emerges from stealth to build custom AI models for the enterprise

Large language models (LLMs) like OpenAI’s GPT-4 are all the rage these days, owing to their unparalleled ability to analyze and generate text. But for organizations looking to leverage LLMs for

Amazon launches AWS AppFabric to help customers connect their SaaS apps

Amazon wants to help organizations connect the various apps that they use — leveraging, in part, AI. The company today announced AWS AppFabric, a new no-code service designed to bridge the gap b

4 VCs illustrate why there’s good reason to be optimistic about the machine learning startup market

TechCrunch+ surveyed four active VCs about their views on the ecosystem for ML startups, an underexplored subfield of AI.

Y Combinator-backed 0pass seeks to replace passwords in the enterprise

Several years ago, Noah Stanford teamed up with Michael Melone to found 0pass, a startup that aims to make it easier for companies to replace usernames and passwords with biometrics, like Touch ID and

Data security startup Cyera lands a $100M investment

A trend accelerated by the mass move to digital during the pandemic, enterprises are having to handle an increasing amount of proprietary data. According to one survey, the average company deals with

Zenarate, an AI-powered agent coaching platform, raises $15M

While running a 5,000-agent contact center, Brian Tuite often experienced the problem of having to train new agents on the basics. The way he tells it, they weren’t prepared for success —

CalypsoAI raises $23M to add guardrails to generative AI models

Companies are increasingly embracing generative AI. But they’re not necessarily considering all the blockers and challenges that come along with folding the tech into their existing workflows. I

Faros AI raises $20M to bring visibility to software engineering teams

Three years ago, Vitaly Gordon, one of the founding members of Salesforce’s Einstein research division, started Faros AI, a platform for software engineers designed to bring key operational data

Thomson Reuters buys Casetext, an AI legal tech startup, for $650M in cash

Thomson Reuters has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Casetext, a Y Combinator–backed legal tech startup. The deal, valued at $650 million in cash, is expected to close in the second ha

DeepMind claims its next chatbot will rival ChatGPT

ChatGPT might’ve captured the world’s attention. But DeepMind, the Google-owned research lab, claims that its next large language model will rival — or even best — OpenAI&#8217

ThoughtSpot acquires Mode Analytics, a BI platform, for $200M in cash and stock

ThoughtSpot, an AI-powered analytics platform last valued at $4.5 billion, today announced that it’s entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mode Analytics, a business intelligence startu

SnapCalorie taps AI to estimate the caloric content of food from photos

While working at Google, Wade Norris wanted to create a project that could positively impact people’s lives. He co-founded Google Lens, Google’s computer vision-powered app that brings up info
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