Among other things, I write articles for VentureBeat and I’m a contributing editor for their website. If you’re looking for an insider’s view of the startup world, I suggest you take a look at the articles I’ve written for VentureBeat.
VentureBeat articles by Kyle Wigger
Whether it’s digital transformation, federated learning, or petabyte-scale analytics, Varada is a data virtualization company that is looking to solve the problems of data lakes. With XtremIO veterans guiding the company, Varada aims to help users take advantage of their data lake architecture. However, data lake architecture can be difficult to leverage without the right data operations legwork. Using federated learning technologies, neural network models can learn on-device, allowing them to keep the data with users instead of moving it to a data center.
With a search function that can teasingly tease out the top model architectures and tests their overall performance, neural architecture search eliminates the need for manual fine-tuning of models. For example, if a neural network model is being used to detect fraud, it can be tested against other models to determine its overall performance. This will help improve the performance of the model, eliminating the need to constantly fine-tune it.
About the author
During her tenure as a graduate student at the University of Chicago, Namita Gupta Wiggers was a research assistant. She was working on a craft-oriented dissertation that explored the aesthetics of everyday life. In 2010, she coined the term “craftscape,” which describes a social object with a history and significance.
Wiggers studied art history and anthropology, but she was not satisfied with the traditional approach to teaching art history. She wanted to move beyond the craft versus art debate. In her research, she explored the aesthetics of everyday life, focusing on South Asian immigrants who transform American houses and homes. She analyzed objects such as small Hindu statues, murti, and textiles to learn about the cultures of Indian immigrants. Wiggers also conducted extensive interviews with South Asian immigrants.
Whenever I hear the name Kyle Wiggers I immediately think of the popular podcast known as VentureBeat. If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s a weekly podcast that features stories about emerging startups and entrepreneurs. It’s an excellent resource for learning about entrepreneurship and startup culture.
During the course of his writing career, Kyle Wiggers has worked for TechCrunch and VentureBeat. Currently, he lives in Brooklyn, New York with his partner. He dabbles in piano occasionally, but has a particular interest in artificial intelligence. His writing has appeared on numerous gadget blogs and news outlets, including VentureBeat and Digital Trends. Besides his writing, he’s also a fan of soccer and other sports. In his free time, Wiggers enjoys reading, jogging, and traveling.
One of his most recent articles appeared in VentureBeat. He reports on how Silicon Valley’s startup scene is helping small businesses grow. One of the companies he covers is Sama, which provides services to over 25 percent of Fortune fifty companies.