Former NASA chief unveils KnuEdge ,a neural chip maker

June 8, 2016 6:47 pm | Updated 5 years ago.

The former chief of NASA had constituted a startup about a decade back named KnuEdge. This San Diego-based company has developed a “neural chip” that will help in making data centers more efficient. This processor chip has been so designed to perform tough chores at striking speed. KnuEdge is also envisaging on developing software which can recognize speech in noisy circumstances.

Artificial Intelligence is a coveted domain in which many companies are working using software that has been tested on a variety of computer hardware but none has ever ventured into designing chips from the scratch.  Google Inc, have recently revealed that it uses an internally designed chip for jobs related to machine learning. It also uses chips manufactured by Intel Corp and  Nvidia Corp.IBM had also elected to design its own processor that copies the actions of the human brain.

Mr. Daniel Goldin was motivated to study on the workings of the brain by eminent Nobel laureate Gerald Edelman. He managed to raise $100 million from investors and had carefully selected a panel of experts. KnuEdge now has a hundred employees and envisages on selling boards based on the technology towards the end of the third quarter.


Date of Publication: June 6, 2016