About Us

Backed by two decades of neuroscience research, Numenta is delivering brain-based AI. With a rich understanding of the brain, we create deep learning technology that delivers real value today and opens new possibilities for tomorrow. Our algorithms, data structures and architectures help increase time to value, improve model development, accelerate training, and reduce costs and energy consumption.

Our Mission

Apply our neuroscience discoveries to dramatically increase performance and unlock new capabilities of AI​

Our mission is to leverage fundamental insights from our neuroscience research to deliver disruptive performance improvements in deep learning systems and unlock new AI capabilities and applications.

Today’s AI have accomplished many impressive tasks but are restricted to narrow, specific goals. In stark contrast, intelligent machines built on the neocortical principles continuously learn from their environment without supervision, enabling them to tackle problems in entirely new ways. Intelligent machines that learn will have an enormous beneficial impact across the full spectrum of AI in the coming decades, and the human brain provides the blueprint for building them.

Our Progress

Deep neuroscience research provides the foundation for our brain-based AI work

From our inception, Numenta has had two goals. First, to understand the human brain, and how it creates intelligence. Second, to apply these principles to enable machine intelligence. Leveraging our achievements on the former goal, we are now developing breakthrough advances in AI technology that are critical for addressing today’s AI pain points and enabling new AI categories.

Numenta has developed a broad framework for understanding what the neocortex does and how it does it, called the Thousand Brains Theory of IntelligenceWe document our research in peer-reviewed papers and have a growing list of more than 50 U.S. and international patents.