KnuEdge, Backed By $100M, Launches Voice Recognition Software

San Diego-based KnuEdge, a startup which was founded by former NASA administrator Dan Goldin, said this morning that it has unveiled its voice recognition and authentication technology--which it has developed with $100M in funding. According to the company, it has developed "neural technology" which is aimed at altering how humans interact with machines, allowing computers, web and mobile apps, and devices to authenticate and understand the human voice. The company said its technology can recognize a human voice, even in extremely noisy environments, and even in a room full of people talking nearby. Goldin became head of NASA in 1992, and started KnuEdge in 2005; he also spent 25 years at TRW, and had started his career at NASA in 1962.