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Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, A Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex

Donna DubinskyDonna DubinskyCEO
Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, A Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex

Numenta Newsletter — November 17, 2015

Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, A Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex

Hello Numenta newsletter subscribers! November is shaping up to be a busy and exciting month for Numenta. Earlier this month, I wrote you about the release of our Numenta Anomaly Benchmark (NAB). Today I’m pleased to share more good news.

Numenta founders Jeff Hawkins and Subutai Ahmad have written a paper that we believe will become a seminal work in the field of biological and machine intelligence. It is titled, “Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, A Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex.” We posted the paper to an academic archive a couple of weeks ago. This makes it available while it is undergoing the peer review process.

MIT Technology Review noticed and wrote a thoughtful article about the paper that explains the concepts and their importance in a very understandable way. We thought we’d share both the MIT Technology Review article and our paper. If you are interested in Numenta, brain theory, and machine intelligence I think you will be interested in reading them.

MIT Technology Review article:
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/543486/single-artificial-neuron-taught-to-recognize-hundreds-of-patterns/

Numenta paper:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.00083

Donna DubinskyDonna DubinskyCEO