Unfortunately, NuPIC was unable to participate in Google’s Summer of Code this year, but some of our community members suggested that we go ahead and host our own GSoC-like event, much like the KDE community does with their Season of KDE. And here it is!
We created the NuPIC open source environment with the desire to build a broad community to work on these algorithms, to advance the science, and to build applications that can integrate the technology into people’s lives. We imagined academic work as well as commercial work, both open source and proprietary. We chose the GPLv3 license as a way to achieve these goals. In our GPLv3 license, you do not have to pay any license fee to get started. If you create something that you’d like to distribute, then you are required to make this source code available.
Tomorrow at 4PM Pacific, we’re holding an Office Hour for anyone interested to join in and talk about Hierarchical Temporal Memory, as implemented by Numenta within NuPIC. Jeff Hawkins and Numenta VP of Engineering Subutai Ahmad will be at this event to go through the CLA Quiz, a serious of challenging questions about how NuPIC algorithms work.
Last weekend’s hackathon was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone for coming out. We gave several educational presentations and held some working sessions. The participation from the attendees was outstanding.
At OSCON 2013 this past July, the Numenta team had the opportunity to give two presentations about cortical learning algorithms and NuPIC. Jeff Hawkins gave a short keynote talk entitled On Open Intelligence, which created a decent amount of conversation.