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  • How HTM Studio Came to Life
    How HTM Studio Came to Life

    It’s been a few months since we first launched HTM Studio and things have calmed down from a development perspective. I sat down with Marion Le Borgne, project manager and lead engineer for HTM Studio, to get her thoughts on the process and efforts it took to build the application....

    NumentaNumentaMarion Le Borgne & Taylor Wirfs
  • An Insider’s Look: Interview with Yang Lan and Jeff Hawkins
    An Insider’s Look: Interview with Yang Lan and Jeff Hawkins

    But it did come as a surprise to hear that the interview was with Yang Lan, a prominent broadcast journalist and figure who has been referred to as the Oprah of China. She hosts several TV talk shows, is the cofounder and...

    Taylor WirfsTaylor WirfsMarketing
  • NAB Competition 2016 Winners
    NAB Competition 2016 Winners

    The wait is over! We are proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Numenta Anomaly Benchmark (NAB) Competition, held in conjunction with IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence....

    Zuha AghaZuha AghaAlgorithms Intern
  • Revisiting a 1986 Essay on Brain Theory
    Revisiting a 1986 Essay on Brain Theory

    This week I received an email from a gentleman in Japan. He was creating materials for a course and asked permission to include an extensive passage...

    Jeff HawkinsJeff HawkinsCo-Founder
  • Can Neuroscientists Understand the Brain?
    Can Neuroscientists Understand the Brain?

    Eric Jonas and Konrad Kording just released a provocative paper, "Could a neuroscientist understand a microprocessor?". In their paper, they ask whether current neuroscience techniques could discover the operations of a simple microprocessor....

    Subutai AhmadSubutai AhmadVP of Research
  • Numenta at the Computational and Systems Neuroscience Conference (COSYNE)
    Numenta at the Computational and Systems Neuroscience Conference (COSYNE)

    Earlier this month, I attended the annual Computational and Systems Neuroscience meeting (Cosyne) in Salt Lake City. Cosyne is a peer reviewed scientific conference that brings experimental and theoretical neuroscientists together to exchange data and ideas....

    Yuwei CuiYuwei CuiResearch Engineer
  • The NAB Competition 2016
    The NAB Competition 2016

    We are excited to announce the Numenta Anomaly Benchmark (NAB) Competition! Last year, we released NAB, the first ever open-source benchmark for evaluating real-time anomaly detection algorithms. This year, we want to further expand NAB...

    Taylor WirfsTaylor WirfsMarketing
  • And the award goes to...
    And the award goes to...

    This morning, as Hollywood anxiously awaited to hear the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards, another set of winners was recognized – not for motion pictures, but for artificial intelligence....

    Christy MaverChristy MaverDirector of Marketing
  • Numenta HTM Challenge 2015 Results
    Numenta HTM Challenge 2015 Results

    Earlier this month, we ran a contest for our developer community to use our algorithms on real world problems. The contest, called the HTM Challenge, was conceived by Matt Taylor, our community flag-bearer, as a way to enable the...

    Donna DubinskyDonna DubinskyCEO
  • Introducing the Numenta HTM Challenge
    Introducing the Numenta HTM Challenge

    Numenta has held five hackathons over the past several years to engage our community of dedicated and passionate HTM enthusiasts. It's been a great time for lots of people involved. We've grown together and created some really interesting things!...

    Matthew TaylorMatthew TaylorOpen Source Manager
  • Numenta Licensing Update and AGPLv3
    Numenta Licensing Update and AGPLv3

    In this post, I’d like to tell you about some changes and updates to our open source and commercial licensing strategy. First, effective today, we will be using the AGPL open source license instead of...

    Donna DubinskyDonna DubinskyCEO
  • Winner of HTM Contest at Yale
    Winner of HTM Contest at Yale

    This past month, Numenta sponsored a contest at Yale University, in collaboration with the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, for a prize to create an application using our HTM technology....

    Donna DubinskyDonna DubinskyCEO
  • NAB - A Benchmark for Streaming Anomaly Detection
    NAB - A Benchmark for Streaming Anomaly Detection

    Data is in ever-increasing supply as sensors inhabit more and more of our world. Examples abound from health data tracked by pacemakers and fitness wearables, to temperature sensors...

    Alexander LavinAlexander LavinSoftware Engineer
  • Super Bowl Neuroscience: Sparse Football Pool 2015 Results
    Super Bowl Neuroscience: Sparse Football Pool 2015 Results

    This year’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks was a cliffhanger. In fact, the twists and turns in the last few minutes had a significant effect on our result...

    NumentaNumentaSubutai Ahmad & Ryan McCall
  • Introducing Sparse Football Pool II
    Introducing Sparse Football Pool II

    Around this time of year the US goes crazy over the Super Bowl. So be it, but did you ever think the Super Bowl could help you understand how your brain works? Well, it can!...

    NumentaNumentaSubutai Ahmad & Ryan McCall
  • Learning Through Active Exploration
    Learning Through Active Exploration

    At Numenta, we are working on a next-generation machine intelligence algorithm that learns complex patterns through active exploration. The stream of sensory inputs is actively generated by execution of a series of motor commands. We call...

    Yuwei CuiYuwei CuiResearch Intern
  • Increasing Research Transparency
    Increasing Research Transparency

    I am pleased to tell you about a change we recently made to our research process. We have made our day to day experimental code public. We've already released our commercial HTM algorithm code to the...

    Subutai AhmadSubutai AhmadVP Research
  • Grok for Managing AWS Cost Anomalies
    Grok for Managing AWS Cost Anomalies

    Using Grok's custom metrics, I sampled and fed AWS burnrate statistics into Grok for regional burnrates as well as instance counts. Since AWS instances vary in pricing, spinning up one EC2 I2-8xlarge instance could be just as much of a...

    Jared WeissJared WeissEngineering Intern
  • Progress at Numenta
    Progress at Numenta

    Late last year we shipped our first product, Grok for IT Analytics on AWS. Since then, we’ve released several enhancements for the product, including the recent version 1.5 with a new web charting feature....

    Donna DubinskyDonna DubinskyCEO
  • Summer Internships and the Extensibility of HTM
    Summer Internships and the Extensibility of HTM

    On the other hand, HTM machine intelligence – like your brain – comprises a single underlying processing method that is extensible across a wide range of applications. Over the course of this summer alone, we have used our underlying...

    Nick DeFalcoNick DeFalcoMarketing Intern
  • Cleanup on ASG 3
    Cleanup on ASG 3

    I saw a notification from Grok that our web server auto scaling group (ASG) was acting anomalously. At first I thought it was only because we were heavier...

    Joe BlockJoe BlockSite Reliability Engineer
  • Detecting Anomalies in Stock Volumes
    Detecting Anomalies in Stock Volumes

    I decided to apply Grok and the Cortical Learning Algorithm to stock data: have the CLA learn patterns and alert me to anomalies. I decided to monitor volume...

    Viraj SinhaViraj SinhaSummer Intern, Engineering
  • Caught Red Handed
    Caught Red Handed

    Like most engineering managers, I like to know when someone is manually touching one of our servers. That’s especially true for production systems, but also...

    Jared CasnerJared CasnerDirector, Product Development
  • Anomaly of the Week
    Anomaly of the Week

    My smartphone buzzed: Grok had sent an alert. I know that with Grok it just takes a few seconds to check things out, so I clicked on the notification graph...

    Subutai AhmadSubutai AhmadVP Research
  • The Science of Anomaly Detection
    The Science of Anomaly Detection

    I’ve written a paper that explains how we have applied the science of the CLA to the technology of anomaly detection. It illustrates how a simple-to-use product...

    Jeff HawkinsJeff HawkinsFounder
  • Navigating Names at Numenta
    Navigating Names at Numenta

    For a company that is launching its first product, we have an unusual number of terms and names, including Numenta, Grok, HTM, and NuPIC. This abundance of names reflects our unusual mission....

    Donna DubinskyDonna DubinskyCEO
  • The Neuroscience Behind Grok, Part 2
    The Neuroscience Behind Grok, Part 2

    Representations are patterns in a computer or a brain that represent something in the real world. They are building blocks to understanding our world, that...

    Rob HaitaniRob HaitaniMarketing
  • The Online Learning Advantage
    The Online Learning Advantage

    Streaming data is the future of data. Businesses need real-time solutions that can keep up with the accelerating pace and scale of information they are...

    Rahul AgarwalRahul AgarwalEngineering
  • Numenta and Complex Event Processing
    Numenta and Complex Event Processing

    A question we get from time to time is, “How is Grok different from complex event processing systems?” Like Grok, CEP systems are all about streaming data...

    Joe HayashiJoe HayashiMarketing
  • BAM! The Brain Activity Map Project arrives
    BAM! The Brain Activity Map Project arrives

    Last month the Obama administration announced a new ten year $3B science initiative called the "Brain Activity Map Project" (BAM). The ultimate goal is...

    Jeff HawkinsJeff HawkinsFounder
  • Not Your Father's Neural Network
    Not Your Father's Neural Network

    I am often asked, "Is Numenta’s Hierarchical Temporal Memory a neural network?" The short answer to this question is "Yes," but the problem with this short...

    Jeff HawkinsJeff HawkinsFounder
  • Super Bowl Neuroscience
    Super Bowl Neuroscience

    We promised to explain how the Sparse Football Pool relates to the brain, the CLA (Numenta's Cortical Learning Algorithm) and Intelligence. The CLA relies on...

    Subutai AhmadSubutai AhmadVP Research
  • Sparse Football Pool Winner
    Sparse Football Pool Winner

    Thanks to everyone for participating in the Sparse Football Pool! It was a tight race that, given the game, went down to the wire. The winner had a total...

    Rob HaitaniRob HaitaniMarketing
  • Introducing the first ever Sparse Football Pool!
    Introducing the first ever Sparse Football Pool!

    Did you ever think the Super Bowl could help you understand how your brain works? Numenta's core algorithm, the Cortical Learning Algorithmm (CLA) relies on the...

    Subutai AhmadSubutai AhmadVP Research
  • The Neuroscience Behind Grok, Part 1
    The Neuroscience Behind Grok, Part 1

    We modeled Grok after the human brain because the brain is a predictive modeling system. This is the first post in a series describing what this...

    Rob HaitaniRob HaitaniMarketing
  • Jeff Hawkins on Skynet vs. C3PO
    Jeff Hawkins on Skynet vs. C3PO

    Will the future of machine intelligence lead to evil robots and a dystopian apocalypse? Or robotic butlers and immortal carriers of our memories? Berkeley...

    Rob HaitaniRob HaitaniMarketing
  • Jeff Hawkins at Strange Loop
    Jeff Hawkins at Strange Loop

    Jeff Hawkins recently gave a keynote address at Strange Loop 2012, a conference on diverse topics like emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency and distributed systems....

    Rob HaitaniRob HaitaniMarketing
  • Wait, the brain is a Bloom filter? - @petrillic
    Wait, the brain is a Bloom filter? - @petrillic

    This insightful tweet came from the Strangeloop keynote after Jeff Hawkins described Sparse Distributed Representations (SDRs). This isn't the first time...

    Ian DanforthIan DanforthEngineering
  • Jeff Hawkins speaks this week at Berkeley
    Jeff Hawkins speaks this week at Berkeley

    This week Jeff Hawkins will present two talks in the prestigious Berkeley Hitchcock Lectures series. We're proud of the recognition that Jeff's work has received in the academic community....

    Rob HaitaniRob HaitaniMarketing
  • Big Data's Digital Nervous System
    Big Data's Digital Nervous System

    But a major shift is underway. "The arrival of the Internet and web has added a new dimension, bringing in an era of entirely digital business. Customer...

    Rob HaitaniRob HaitaniMarketing
  • The Problem of Representation
    The Problem of Representation

    Years ago, a retiring artificial intelligence researcher told Jeff Hawkins that "one of biggest problems in AI--no, the only problem in AI--is the problem of representation." If the meaning of that statement isn't intuitively obvious...

    Rob HaitaniRob HaitaniMarketing
  • How is Grok's algorithm different?
    How is Grok's algorithm different?

    There is a well known truism in machine learning, the "No Free Lunch Theorem," which states that no algorithm is inherently better than any other algorithm....

    Subutai AhmadSubutai AhmadVP Research
  • Streams and Lakes
    Streams and Lakes

    Today we hear so much about "big data" and the database tools you can use to sort through large amounts of data. However at Numenta we see a different future....

    Jeff HawkinsJeff HawkinsFounder