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.

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This startup wants to train art-generating AI strictly on licensed images

Generative AI, particularly text-to-image AI, is attracting as many lawsuits as it is venture dollars. Two companies behind popular AI art tools, Midjourney and Stability AI, are entangled in a legal

With Bedrock, Amazon enters the generative AI race

Amazon is throwing its hat into the generative AI ring. But rather than build AI models entirely by itself, it’s recruiting third parties to host models on AWS. AWS today unveiled Amazon Bedrock

Otterize raises $11.5M to help developers securely connect software services

Tomer Greenwald, Uri Sarid and Ori Shoshan, software developers by trade, found themselves building and configuring software authentication and authorization mechanisms repeatedly — each time wi

Researchers discover a way to make ChatGPT consistently toxic

It’s no secret that OpenAI’s viral AI-powered chatbot, ChatGPT, can be prompted to say sexist, racist and pretty vile things. But now, researchers have discovered how to consistently get t

Databricks open sources a model like ChatGPT, flaws and all

The march toward an open source ChatGPT-like AI continues. Today, Databricks released Dolly 2.0, a text-generating AI model that can power apps like chatbots, text summarizers and basic search engines

VCs still think work software is a wise investment

VCs haven't given up faith in work software, according to a new Deloitte report — even in a period of economic uncertainty.

Infogrid raises $90M for its AI-driven building monitoring tech

Infogrid, a startup that uses AI to collect and analyze data on things like air quality, occupancy and energy consumption, today announced that it raised $90 million in a Series B round led by Northzo

Tragic killing in SF, Twitter sends dogecoin soaring, and Android gains an account deletion option

It’s that time of the week, folks: Week in Review (WiR) time. If you’re new to WiR, it’s the newsletter where TechCrunch recaps the week in tech that was. We get it — you&#8217

New at Disrupt, the AI Stage

We’re pleased to announce that Disrupt, TechCrunch’s annual flagship conference, will feature a new stage this year: the AI Stage. The AI Stage will feature experts from across the AI land

Anthropic’s $5B, 4-year plan to take on OpenAI

AI research startup Anthropic aims to raise as much as $5 billion over the next two years to take on rival OpenAI and enter over a dozen major industries, according to company documents obtained by Te

Adthos uses generative AI to completely automate audio ads

As generative AI proliferates, it’s beginning to reach the ads we hear on podcasts and the radio. Startup Adthos this week launched a platform that uses AI to generate scripts for audio ads &#82

Coast, a demo platform for ‘API-first’ companies, lands $2.1M

Spencer Levitt and Austin Pager met early on as classmates at Northwestern University and spent the next several years building apps powered by a wide range of APIs. After developers kept tapping them

Cranium launches out of KPMG’s venture studio to tackle AI security

Several years ago, Jonathan Dambrot, a partner at KPMG, was helping customers deploy and develop AI systems when he started to notice certain gaps in compliance and security. According to him, no one

These Y Combinator-backed startups are trying to build ‘ChatGPT for X’

The hype around ChatGPT, OpenAI’s viral AI-powered chatbot, hasn’t reached a peak yet. That’s the vibe one gets from Y Combinator’s Winter 2023 batch, which features no fewer t

AI-powered search engine Perplexity AI lands $26M, launches iOS app

A search startup raised $26 million recently to offer an AI-powered rival to Google. Perplexity AI, which bills itself as a “conversational search engine,” closed a Series A funding round

Fetcherr raises $12.5M to dynamically price airfare with algorithms

Roy Cohen believes that there’s a severe underinvestment in tech within the airline industry, with airlines continuing to rely on legacy systems and outdated infrastructures that date back decad

Everstream, which applies big data to supply chain management, raises $50M

Just short of a year after raising $24 million from backers, including DHL, Everstream Analytics, a company that provides predictive insights for physical supply chains, has secured a fresh round of f

Strivacity, which helps companies build secure login flows, nabs $20M

Identity and access security issues are increasingly top of mind for companies. According to a recent Verizon survey, 61% of all breaches now involve credentials — whether they be stolen via soc

The week in AI: The pause request heard ’round the world

Keeping up with an industry as fast-moving as AI is a tall order. So until an AI can do it for you, here’s a handy roundup of the last week’s stories in the world of machine learning, alon

Virgin Orbit runs low on cash, ByteDance pushes a TikTok replacement, and Canoo settles with the SEC

It’s the weekend, party people, and you know what that means: It’s Week in Review (WiR) time. For the uninitiated, WiR is where TechCrunch recaps all the tech news that took place for the
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