Kyle Wiggers

Senior Reporter, Enterprise, TechCrunch

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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The Rockset buy fits into OpenAI’s broader recent strategy of investing heavily in its enterprise sales and tech orgs.

OpenAI buys Rockset to bolster its enterprise AI

Speak, the AI-powered language learning app, has raised new money from investors at double its previous valuation.

Language learning app Speak nets $20M, doubles valuation

Claude 3.5 Sonnet can analyze both text and images as well as generate text, and it’s Anthropic’s best-performing model yet — at least on paper.

Anthropic claims its latest model is best-in-class

Hiya, folks, and welcome to TechCrunch’s regular AI newsletter. This week in AI, generative AI is beginning to spam up academic publishing — a discouraging new development on the disinformation…

This Week in AI: Generative AI is spamming up academic journals

Genspark taps generative AI to write custom summaries in response to search queries.

Genspark is the latest attempt at an AI-powered search engine

Decagon is a generative AI platform that automates various aspects of customer support channels.

Decagon claims its customer service bots are smarter than average

SurrealDB, a startup developing a database architecture of the same name, has closed a new round of funding as it readies a managed service.

SurrealDB is helping developers consolidate their databases

SewerAI sells cloud-based, AI-powered subscription products designed to streamline field inspections and data management of sewer infrastructure.

SewerAI uses AI to spot defects in sewer pipes

ChatGPT, OpenAI’s text-generating AI chatbot, has taken the world by storm since its launch in November 2022. What started as a tool to hyper-charge productivity through writing essays and code…

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

DeepMind says that it sees the tech, V2A (short for “video-to-audio”), as an essential piece of the AI-generated media puzzle.

DeepMind’s new AI generates soundtracks and dialogue for videos

The race to high-quality, AI-generated videos is heating up. On Monday, Runway, a company building generative AI tools geared toward film and image content creators, unveiled Gen-3 Alpha. The company’s latest…

Runway’s new video-generating AI, Gen-3, offers improved controls

OpenAI offers an array of plans for ChatGPT, both paid and free.

How much does ChatGPT cost? Everything you need to know about OpenAI’s pricing plans

To sweeten the pot, Amazon is pledging that startups in this year’s Generative AI Accelerator cohort will gain access to experts and tech from Nvidia, the program’s presenting partner.

Amazon says it’ll spend $230 million on generative AI startups

Out of an abundance of caution, the car took two minutes to turn a corner.

This humanoid robot can drive cars — sort of

Hiya, folks, and welcome to TechCrunch’s regular AI newsletter. This week in AI, Apple stole the spotlight. At the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in Cupertino, Apple unveiled Apple Intelligence,…

This Week in AI: Apple won’t say how the sausage gets made

Helen Toner, a former OpenAI board member and the director of strategy at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, is worried Congress might react in a “knee-jerk” way where…

Helen Toner worries ‘not super functional’ Congress will flub AI policy

Jordan Meyer and Mathew Dryhurst founded Spawning AI to create tools that help artists exert more control over how their works are used online. Their latest project, called Source.Plus, is…

Spawning wants to build more ethical AI training datasets

Thanks to Apple’s newfound — and heavy — investment in generative AI tech, the company had loads to showcase on the AI front, from an upgraded Siri to AI-generated emoji.

The top AI features Apple announced at WWDC 2024

Cognigy is helping create AI that can handle the highly repetitive, rote processes center workers face daily.

Cognigy lands cash to grow its contact center automation business

Soon, Siri will be able to tap ChatGPT for “expertise” where it might be helpful, Apple says.

Apple brings ChatGPT to its apps, including Siri

Apple gives Siri an AI makeover

11:19 am PDT • June 10, 2024

Siri is now more natural, more relevant and more personal — and it has new look.

Apple gives Siri an AI makeover

Apple unveils macOS Sequoia

10:53 am PDT • June 10, 2024

At Apple’s WWDC 2024, the company announced MacOS Sequoia.

Apple unveils macOS Sequoia

VisionOS 2 will come to Vision Pro as a free update later this year.

Apple debuts visionOS 2 at WWDC 2024

A growing number of businesses are embracing data models — abstract models that organize elements of data and standardize how they relate to one another. But as the data analytics…

Cube is building a ‘semantic layer’ for company data

The models tended to answer questions inconsistently, which reflects biases embedded in the data used to train the models.

Study finds that AI models hold opposing views on controversial topics

The buy will benefit ChromeOS, Google’s lightweight Linux-based operating system, by giving ChromeOS users greater access to Windows apps “without the hassle of complex installations or updates.”

Google acquires Cameyo to bring Windows apps to ChromeOS

Mistral is no doubt looking to grow revenue as it faces considerable — and growing — competition in the generative AI space.

Mistral launches new services and SDK to let customers fine-tune its models

Called Stable Audio Open, the generative model takes a text description and outputs a recording up to 47 seconds in length.

Stability AI releases a sound generator

Hiya, folks, and welcome to TechCrunch’s inaugural AI newsletter. It’s truly a thrill to type those words — this one’s been long in the making, and we’re excited to finally…

This Week in AI: Ex-OpenAI staff call for safety and transparency

The new tool, which is set to arrive in Wix’s app builder tool this week, guides users through a chatbot-like interface to understand the goals, intent and aesthetic of their…

Wix’s new tool taps AI to generate smartphone apps