Besides a love for social media, Kyle Wiggers has a special interest in artificial intelligence (AI). As a former computer programmer and blogger, Wiggers has worked at TechCrunch, where he continues to publish articles about the latest innovations in computer programming. He has also written for publications including Business Insider, Popular Science, PCWorld, and the New York Times. As a freelance writer, Wiggers has also written about social issues in Silicon Valley, such as gentrification, and environmental concerns. He currently lives in New York.
Special interest in artificial intelligence (AI)
During the 2010s, the public discourse about artificial intelligence (AI) emerged. Originally, the aim was to create machines that could solve human problems. However, recent studies have shown that AI systems have social and ethical implications. These implications are not only materialized in the systems themselves but also in the societal power relationships they reinforce.
AI systems are designed to make sense of large amounts of data. They are also programmed to act based on knowledge. Their complex data processing raises ethical and social implications. These implications may materialize in ways that may be surprising to people.
AI systems are also designed to reinforce societal power relations. For example, a young person in a rough neighborhood may get visited by the police based on a predictive crime tool. Similarly, a teacher may lose his job because of a rigid machine-based performance assessment.
These systems are designed to act reliably and without fatigue. However, human agency is still required to create and maintain them.
Career at TechCrunch
Founded in 2005, TechCrunch is one of the biggest technology media properties in the world. It provides news and analysis of emerging technology companies and products. It also hosts major conferences and events worldwide. It has a massive community of 2 million social media fans. TechCrunch also has a plethora of volunteer opportunities for those looking to make a difference in their community.
There are plenty of perks that come with the job, including a 401(k) plan, a nice office, and a healthy bonus plan. TechCrunch also hosts several global meet ups each year, so you’ll never be short of an event to attend. The company also has an award program, and hosts the aforementioned TechCrunch awards.
In addition to its award-winning coverage of the tech world, TechCrunch has an active community that includes many volunteers. This includes the likes of Michael Arrington, the founder of TechCrunch, and Dan Kimerling, the COO of Giftly, who were the company’s two top executives during their time at the helm.
Currently, Kyle Wiggers is a Senior Reporter at TechCrunch. He has also written for Digital Trends and VentureBeat. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his partner. In his free time, he dabbles in playing the piano. He is also an enthusiast of artificial intelligenceConfluent is a technology company that has developed an open source streaming data project called Apache Kafka. It recently raised $125 million in a Series D led by Sequoia Capital. With this funding, Confluent is valued at $2.5 billion..