We’re disrupting TechCrunch Disrupt: 8 stages, 3 days, 1 city

For founders and investors, there’s no platform like TechCrunch Disrupt. Just as the industry is always evolving and innovating — especially in recent months — we’re doing the same to keep Disrupt on the cutting edge for first-time founders, seasoned investors, visionaries and everybody in between. It’s time to disrupt TechCrunch Disrupt This year, we’re […]

All Raise’s interim CEO is now full-time

All Raise’s interim CEO Paige Hendrix Buckner has now dropped the “interim,” according to the nonprofit’s blog post. Hendrix Buckner joined the organization, which supports women founders and funders, as chief of staff in early 2022 and stepped in as interim CEO in January following the resignation of former CEO Mandela S.H. Dixon. Prior to […]

Vote for the roundtables and breakouts you want at Disrupt

It’s time to make your voice — and your vote — count. Audience Choice voting is live, dear readers, and that means you get to choose the breakout sessions and roundtable discussions you want to see most at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 on September 19–21 in San Francisco. Roundtable discussions and breakout sessions are some of […]

OpenAI’s new tool attempts to explain language models’ behaviors

It’s often said that large language models (LLMs) along the lines of OpenAI’s ChatGPT are a black box, and certainly, there’s some truth to that. Even for data scientists, it’s difficult to know why, always, a model responds in the way it does, like  inventing facts out of whole cloth. In an effort to peel […]

We’re close to peak pessimism around fintech

PayPal’s shares are off around 11% this morning despite the company reporting better-than-expected revenue and profit in the first quarter. The company also raised its forecast for the year, though that was apparently not enough to sate investors. But frankly, it isn’t shocking to see another well-known fintech company losing value in today’s market. Indeed, […]

Anthropic thinks ‘constitutional AI’ is the best way to train models

Anthropic, a startup that hopes to raise $5 billion over the next four years to train powerful text-generating AI systems like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, today peeled back the curtains on its approach to creating those systems. Dubbed “constitutional AI,” Anthropic argues its technique, which aims to imbue systems with “values” defined by a “constitution,” makes the […]