Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to sit down with Kyle Wiggers, the head of artificial intelligence at VentureBeat and TechCrunch, to learn more about the latest in artificial intelligence. We got to talk with him about his background, how he came to be involved in the space, and what the future holds for AI. We also discussed the various ways that companies can use AI in their business.
Currently a staff writer at VentureBeat, Kyle Wiggers is about to begin writing for TechCrunch. Previously, he wrote for Silicon Valley. As a reporter, Wiggers covers venture capital funding and startups. In addition to writing for VentureBeat, he has written for other publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and MIT Technology Review.
TechCrunch is a news site that reports on technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. It was founded in 2005 by Michael Arrington and Keith Teare. Its coverage is not for the faint of heart. Known for its early stage marketing and fundraising coverage, TechCrunch covers both established firms and startups. The site has a community of over 700 million users. Its mission is to be the definitive source for technology news and information. A few of its most notable contributors are entrepreneur Kevin Rose, venture capitalists, and journalists.
TechCrunch reports on venture capital funding, and has covered startups such as Moysle, which raised $196 million in a Series B funding round. Moysle’s AI platform promises to perform any task. The company has raised funds from Insight Partners, Elephant, and StepStone Group.
About Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Several leading AI experts and researchers were on hand to speak at the Transform conference hosted by VentureBeat. Aside from the keynotes, the event also featured fireside chats, panel discussions, and product showcases. The conference was billed as a “metamorphosis” of the AI industry.
The first day of the conference was dominated by presentations by luminaries in the AI industry. Linda Crawford talked about the power of machine learning-powered chatbots. Yann LeCun, Facebook’s chief AI scientist, spoke about the importance of climate change. He also talked about the challenges of incorporating AI into health care.
The second day of the conference was centered on the future of work. This was where CIOs and other senior execs would discuss how the technology industry is changing the way we work.
During the panel discussions, several AI startups talked about their new products. One of these companies is Sensely, which is creating a bot that can provide automated advice. This can save nurses time and bring faster answers to patients.
Another recent venture on Wiggers Venture Beat is Balto, a call center automation startup. This company has raised capital from RingCentral Ventures, Sierra Ventures, OCA Ventures, and TIA Ventures, and will use the money to continue growing its platform. Balto plans to let customers scale the behavior of their top performing agents This means that customers can use Balto to create more effective sales.