KnuVerse differs from Siri or Google Now in that it focuses on improving audio quality to the point where it can be used for secure recognition of an individual in any environment, said Jim McGregor, principal analyst with Tirias Research.
"Think of it as a version of Google Now on steroids that has been proven by the U.S. government and military," McGregor said.
KnuPath, on the other hand, is "essentially a new processing architecture designed around creating intelligence from massive amounts of data, or what is typically called deep learning," he said. "This is a move away from the CPU paradigm to a entirely new form of computing."
The most obvious competitor in that space today is IBM, but there are other companies developing neural network technology as well, McGregor noted. "Look for a wave of innovation in this area over the next few years."
Together, KnuEdge's technologies could help create smart cities, he added. While many details remain to be revealed, "seeing new technology like this makes it an exciting time to be in the industry."
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