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

How founders are reacting to Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse

The ripple effect of SVB’s downfall is reverberating throughout the tech sector. 

ChatGPT comes to Microsoft’s enterprise-focused, Azure-powered managed service

ChatGPT, OpenAI’s viral, AI-powered chatbot tech, is now available in a more enterprise-friendly package. Microsoft today announced that ChatGPT is generally available through the Azure OpenAI S

AI chip startup Mythic rises from the ashes with $13M, new CEO

Mythic, an AI chip startup that last November reportedly ran out of capital, rose from the ashes today with an unexpected injection of fresh funds. Mythic this morning announced that it closed a $13 m

Y Combinator–backed Patterns is building a platform to abstract away data science busywork

Ken Van Haren and Chris Stanley were data scientists at Google and Square, respectively, who found themselves frustrated by how much time they were spending wrangling infrastructure versus doing actua

A look at the budding market for the text that prompts AI systems

Move over, software. Prompts may well be the new oil. Writing the text strings that instruct AI systems like ChatGPT and DALL-E 2 to generate essays, articles, images and more has become a veritable p

MentorcliQ raises over $80 million to grow its employee mentoring software and services

For years, Phil George was the executive sponsor of a mentoring program at McMaster-Carr, an industrial hardware supplier, where he spent weeks trying to match program participants with only scant inf

Humane, a secretive AI startup founded by ex-Apple employees, raises another $100M

A startup founded by ex-Apple design and engineering team Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, Humane, today raised another $100 million to build what it calls an “integrated device and cloud s

Consensus raises $110M to inject automation into SaaS product demos

Garin Hess, a tech entrepreneur based in Utah, experienced what he calls the “demo bottleneck” at a previous software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup while pitching to potential customers. He

Overhaul, which taps AI to secure physical supply chains, raises $73M in equity and debt

Businesses dependent on the physical supply chain face a number of potential roadblocks. Customers expect fast deliveries with visibility into each step, but costs — including transportation and

Microsoft’s computer vision model will generate alt text for Reddit images

Two years ago, Microsoft announced Florence, an AI system that it pitched as a “complete rethinking” of modern computer vision models. Unlike most vision models at the time, Florence was b

Soci raises $120M in debt and equity to grow its marketing management platform

Soci (pronounced “soh-shee”), a marketing automation platform with customers including Ace Hardware, Jersey Mike’s, Pet Supplies Plus and Ford, today announced that it raised $120 mi

Microsoft brings an AI-powered Copilot to its business app suite

Microsoft today introduced what it’s calling the “next generation” of AI product updates across its business apps portfolio. They touch on both Power Platform, Microsoft’s set

OpenAI launches an API for ChatGPT, a startup attempts a humanoid robot, and Salesforce turns it around

TGIF, my TechCrunch homies. It’s that time of week again — the time for Week in Review, where we recap the past five days in tech news. As always, lots happened, so let’s dig in sans

Stability AI, Hugging Face and Canva back new AI research nonprofit

Developing cutting-edge AI systems like ChatGPT requires massive technical resources, in part because they’re costly to develop and run. While several open source efforts have attempted to rever

Behavioral marketing platform Wunderkind nabs $76M

Wunderkind, a platform that enables brands to target web visitors through emails, texts and other digital advertising formats, today announced that it raised $76 million in a Series C round led by Neu

SpotDraft shows that contract lifecycle management remains profitable, raises $26M

VCs see a rich opportunity in tools to manage the contract lifecycle. Two years ago, startups developing software that helps draft, manage and review contracts raised over $70 million in venture equit

Hexa raises $20.5M to turn images into 3D objects for VR, AR and more

Hexa, a 3D asset visualization and management platform, today announced that it closed a $20.5 million Series A round from Point72 Ventures, Samurai Incubate, Sarona Partners and HTC. CEO and co-found

Attio raises $23.5M to build a next-gen CRM platform

While an associate at a VC firm, Nicolas Sharp took on the project of finding customer relationship management (CRM) software for the firm. The process, he says, was “a nightmare,” leading

OpenAI debuts Whisper API for speech-to-text transcription and translation

To coincide with the rollout of the ChatGPT API, OpenAI today launched the Whisper API, a hosted version of the open source Whisper speech-to-text model that the company released in September. Priced

OpenAI launches an API for ChatGPT, plus dedicated capacity for enterprise customers

To call ChatGPT, the free text-generating AI developed by San Francisco-based startup OpenAI, a hit is a massive understatement. As of December, ChatGPT had an estimated more than 100 million monthly
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